Sir Paul McCartney fans furious with BBC over Glastonbury headliner set

Sir Paul McCartney fans were furious with the BBC after logging on to watch the headliner’s Glastonbury to find BBC coverage had been delayed. The legendary Beatle made history as the longest-serving solo headliner in festival history.

But fans at home were left disappointed as they tried to watch his set live on BBC iPlayer. BBC coverage of the performance did not begin until an hour after it started on stage.

The 80-year-old musician opened his set on the Pyramid Stage at 9:30 p.m. with a rendition of the Beatles classic Can’t Buy Me Love. But as people logged on to iPlayer, they received a message: “Watch Paul McCartney’s main performance on the Glastonbury Channel on iPlayer and BBC One from 10.30pm”.

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‘Umm please @BBC can you tell us why Paul McCartney, one of the greatest of all time, isn’t getting @glastonbury live coverage from the start of his set?’ one person tweeted. “Shameful @glastonbury and @BBC for some reason can’t deliver Paul McCartney live to millions,” wrote another.

‘#bbcglastonbury what is the BBC playing? Where is Paul McCartney? It’s an absolute shambles,’ another fan said.

The BBC told the Metro: “This year we are delighted to bring the public our most extensive coverage of Glastonbury to date. Paul McCartney’s highly anticipated set aired on BBC One at 10.30pm as well as Radio 2 and will be available on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds.”

The statement continued, “Due to the complexity of broadcasting an event of this magnitude and the volume of performances we cover, there are occasional variations between live performances and their transmission.”

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