BBC explains why Sir Paul’s Glastonbury set wasn’t shown live amid complaints from fans

Sir Paul took to the Pyramid stage to perform his title show on Saturday at 9.30pm, with the lucky ones booked by Macca to bask in the star-studded performance

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The BBC has defended Sir Paul McCartney’s decision to delay the broadcast of a historic performance in Glastonbury after being criticized by viewers.

Sir Paul took to the Pyramid stage to perform his title show last night at 9.30pm (Saturday) with those lucky enough to have landed in Macca to soak up the outstanding performance of the stars. star.

But audiences back home took to social media with fierce criticism of Beeb’s decision to delay Macca’s show for an hour after it began – instead of broadcasting it as a live performance. .

Fans who watched the event live on social media were disappointed that they couldn’t follow the reaction of the event in real time.

Sir Paul McCartney’s photos were not shown live, causing a strong reaction from fans



One fan tweeted: “Any idea why it’s not going live.” Another added: “No bloody teaser because it’s not on TV!!!”

Meanwhile, a third person tweeted about the lack of clarity to viewers adding: “If that’s the case then that should be explained by the BBC and not presented to us as if it were going to go live at all. at 10.30am. Me and many others just hate misinformation, it may be the case it’s always been like that but don’t promote it live! #Glastonbury #PaulMcCartney.”

Another added: “What a stupid idea to delay the Paul McCartney headline #Glastonbury2022.”

Sir Paul invited Foo Fighters guests Dave Grohl and Bruce Springsteen to perform in the epic 3 hour set


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McCartney and Springsteen perform together on the Pyramid Stage


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But the best quote came from another jokingly: “Where’s Macca?!? I can’t stay up this late at my age!!!”

Although the majority of the headline performances in Glastonbury were shown live on BBC iPlayer, Sir Paul’s show was not broadcast on the broadcaster’s channels until an hour after his series began.

The BBC said it was not shown live due to the “complexity” of broadcasting an event of such size and volume, adding that “sometimes there are differences between performances”. output and their transmission”.

Paul McCartney was worth the wait as it aired as fans raved about his performance


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But while the delay didn’t sit well with some fans, the music made up for it for many as they got to watch the Liverpudlian music star in action.

And he was joined on stage by guest star Dave Grohl, the frontman of Foo Fighters, who took to the stage to play a medley of songs with the lead, including Band On The Run.

Bruce Springsteen then joined Sir Paul for a re-enactment of the Glorious Days which received warm applause.

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