The U.K.’s biggest festival, Glastonbury, made a glorious return this month. As well as 200,000 fans in the field, the festival scored record-breaking figures for the BBC, where festival content was streamed 34.1 million times on BBC iPlayer and listened to 2.3m times on BBC Sounds, up 116% and 205% respectively on 2019, the last time the festival was held.
And, after two years away due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the festival’s future now looks secure.
“With hindsight, having those two years off and time to reflect maybe wasn’t the worst thing,” says Glastonbury co-organizer Emily Eavis. “Because it made everybody love it even more. Everybody working on it
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