BBC bosses hold talks with Mick Jagger over festival set

The Rolling Stones are in talks with bosses at the BBC after reportedly insisting only four songs from their eagerly-awaited headline set at Britain’s Glastonbury festival should be broadcast live. The Brown Sugar hitmakers are set to top the bill on the Saturday night of the upcoming event next month (Jun13), and TV viewers were also due to enjoy the spectacle as the festival’s headline bands are traditionally shown live on the BBC.
However, Jagger has reportedly told organisers he believes it is unfair on ticket-holders if the entire set is shown for free on TV, so has requested the corporation only covers the first four songs.
The request has sparked fears the BBC’s coverage of this year’s (13) event will be tainted if the biggest draw is largely omitted, and corporation bosses are now reportedly in negotiations with the band to reach a compromise.
A source tells Britain’s The Sun, “Mick wants the Glastonbury set to be for the fans there – he didn’t sign up for a TV show. It’s not about money.”
Mark Cooper, BBC head of music television, confirms, “We’re having an ongoing discussion with the Stones. I’m talking to Mick about it.”
Last year (12), reunited rockers Stone Roses refused to allow any songs from their headline set at Britain’s V Festival to be broadcast as part of the TV coverage.

by WENN

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