The Rolling Stones and the BBC have reached an agreement with the BBC over the coverage of their Glastonbury headline set.

Last month the BBC announced plans for their festival coverage, which would be their "first truly digital" coverage, and would run over four channels and online. The Rolling Stones' Mick Jagger, however, told the BBC they wouldn't be able to broadcast any more than the first four songs of their set.

Whilst Jagger didn't give a reason, there was speculation that it could be because of plans to release a live DVD later this year. The Independent reported, however, that it was because the band wanted people to see them playing at their best, and poor weather conditions could affect the sound.

Speaking about the agreement the band eventually reached with the BBC, Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis said: "They're going to be playing for about an hour for the TV. I think Mick Jagger wanted to play to the people here, rather than a TV show."