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BBC Glastonbury 2014 online coverage is rich in detail but somewhat labyrinthine

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From previous blog posts you will know that I’m a huge music fan and sometime armchair festival attendee. The two big annual music festivals are of course Coachella (covered by YouTube) and Glastonbury (covered by BBC). These are very different events in many ways and Glastonbury has far more scale and complexity than Coachella. That said, this year’s Coachella coverage by YouTube was a high water mark as you can read in my [previous post].

 

I love the way that YouTube had ...

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BBC's Hackney Weekend Coverage is Peerless, could do a lot more with Social Media though

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I’m an avid follower of the world’s leading music festivals - specifically how they are broadcast and ’packaged’ for the digital audience. I’ve kept tabs on the BBC’s and YouTube’s coverage of music festivals over the last few years, and reported back on how each has evolved their offering - benchmark events have been Glastonbury in the UK and Coachella in the US. In this Olympic year, there is no Glastonbury, so we will use BBC 1’s Big Weekend ...

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Girls run the world at 2011 Glastonbury

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Once again I enjoyed the festival courtesy of the BBC, in my home lounge - and entirely via the Internet. I still feel like I would want to check it out ’on location’ one of these years - as long as I had guarantees of good weather, and could attend ’Kate Moss’ style - i.e. being flown to and from luxury 5 star hotel at the start and end of every day.

Following my minor critique of the Big Weekend website, BBC are making ever more concessions towards the social Internet, ...

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A Summer of Festivals Online - on the BBC mostly!

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Back in Victorian times you would promenade daily, year-round down Park Lane and along Pall Mall until the summer ’Season’ hit, when you could take your showboating to a more extended range of venues.

Now in modern times, ’The Season’ as such is a more extended range of sporting, cultural, and most significantly - musical events. Back in the early days, you would need a tent, sleeping bag and boots, and a digestive system capable of enduring dodgy festival foods and long ...

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