The BBC has responded to complaints from fans of the Glastonbury Music Festival after it suffered delays to Sir Paul McCartney’s live broadcast yesterday (June 25).

Fans were left disappointed when the Beatles megastar’s livestream didn’t start at 9.30pm on BBC One, as that was the start time for his performance. Coverage began an hour later, leaving fans to express their disappointment on social media that they couldn’t see the set live.

At 80, Sir Paul McCartney is the oldest performer to headline the music festival.

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Now the BBC has released a statement regarding complaints it has received about the show, saying the volume and scale of these performances can sometimes cause transmission difficulties.

“This year we are delighted to bring the public our most extensive coverage of Glastonbury to date,” they said (via Subway).

“Due to the complexity of broadcasting an event of this scale and the volume of performances we cover, there are sometimes variations between the performances that take place and their transmission.”

paul mccartney and dave grohl sing and play guitar together on the glastonbury stage

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They reassured fans that McCartney’s set will be available online in full: “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.”

During the live performance, McCartney brought in two surprise guests, legendary singer Bruce Springsteen and Dave Grohl of the Foo Fighters. It was the latter’s first public performance since the death of Foo Fighters drummer Taylor Hawkins.

All Glastonbury acts air on BBC One and will be available for viewing on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds shortly thereafter.

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