The BBC has now confirmed that it did not film Sophie Ellison’s Glastonbury events as a result of ‘crew-changing models’ – footage from the Pyramid Stage was only captured by the pageant’s personal cameras.
The 44-year-old singer took to The Pyramid Stage on Sunday, calling the present a “career highlight”.
However, viewers at home were unable to take part after the BBC failed to show her set on BBC One, apart from 10-second highlights and an interview with her.
The company also did not add aggregate highlights to iPlayer. After being inundated with followers asking to see it, Sofia revealed that her performance was not filmed by the BBC, apart from performing on the pageant’s main stage.
The BBC has since informed MailOnline that it did not film the overall performance due to “camera crew changing patterns”. It mentions that the quick shots of Sophia, who performed on BBC One, were captured on Glastonbury’s personal cameras.
Silenced: Fans of Sophia Ellis Beckstore are furious after the BBC failed to prove her effectiveness at Glastonbury.
Sad news: viewers at home couldn’t take part after the BBC failed to show her set, plus they couldn’t add it to iPlayer.
Sophie took to Twitter to share her thoughts on the controversy, tweeting: “I get a lot of messages asking about watching my @glastonbury set on iPlayer. That would have been great of course, but unfortunately the hours of the day made it impossible for the BBC to cover my set. Next time…! xx’
Footage of Sophie’s performance was captured by Glastonbury’s own cameras, and BBC One then aired just a few seconds of the show.
Fans were outraged at the stupidity, tweeting: “Very kind of you Sophie. And shame on @BBCiPlayer!!’; ‘I’m looking for it. Very disappointed’; “Rude of them not to cover their kit. I kept watching and hoping it would show up on iPlayer.
Undressed. One of the few opportunities I bought to see you live and the BBC does :(‘; ‘Not that!’; ‘Totally unacceptable
“I’ve been looking for your kit to observe”; “Oh that’s a shame :(“; “Bummer”; “I’m gutted”; “I’ve been looking for this and wondering. How annoying!”
A BBC spokesperson told MailOnline: “This year the BBC has made over 90 sets available on demand on BBC iPlayer over the Glastonbury weekend, as well as our live broadcasts from the five main festival stages, our live British Sign Language broadcast from the Pyramid. Practice. Performances and Glasto-Cam Live.”
Sofia isn’t the kind of star to leave her set on iPlayer and be part of the likes of Lana Del Rey.
The 38-year-old singer headlined the second stage on Saturday night, but the following day, those keen to watch questioned why it wasn’t scheduled.
In the evening, Lana’s microphone was unfortunately completely muted throughout the set as she hit curfew after taking the stage half an hour late.
She left festival-goers anticipating her arrival as she took the stage at 10:30 p.m., only to come off at 11 p.m.
Despite the delayed start, many are bummed they couldn’t watch on iPlayer on Sunday.
Loving life: The 44-year-old singer took to The Pyramid Stage on Sunday, calling the present a “career highlight” and wowing the audience.
No impressions: Fans are outraged by the silly revelation that they tried to look up footage of the performance online
A BBC spokesperson said: “Lana Del Rey’s set was broadcast in full on Saturday night and we are delighted to be able to include selected tracks as part of our on-demand offering on BBC iPlayer, as agreed with the artist.”
Lana started her set with a bang, but quickly explained why she was late. She strangely mentioned that it was because her hair took a very long time and he or she even bought an on-stage stylist to complete her look.
Lana was determined to do her set as originally intended, but was unable to act as she was abruptly cut off midway for efficiency when curfew hit here at midnight.
Glastonbury won’t be allowed to play music on the main stages after midnight, and Lana’s set was 11:45 p.m., but it still happened more than a quarter of an hour later.
After the break, Lana began to address the group without a microphone or gestures, and her followers quickly understood what she was asking as everyone started singing along to her hit Video Games.
Perhaps the star had left her hottest music until the end and bought a band to sing her a hit when she couldn’t sing anymore.
In an effort to make amends with her followers, Lana stepped off the stage and greeted pageant-goers in the entrance line, signing Summertime Sadness with them and signing autographs.
Lana was flanked by security and her team as she greeted her emotional and shocked followers earlier than being escorted from the stage after a very abrupt finish.
Earlier in her tribute, Lana had mentioned why she was half an hour late and promised to make her setlist as originally planned, even if the organizers “turned off the power”.
She advised the audience: “I’m so damn late, I’m going to rush this set today, if they cut the power, they’re going to cut the power.”
“Sorry it’s taking me so long to do my hair. Let’s get the set right, let’s do it!”
After getting her hair done as the reason for her late arrival, Lana additionally bought her stylist on stage to complete her look while pulling out the hits.
As she sat down on a chair to run errands, her hairdresser could be seen untying her hair and going to work combing her locks to fall loosely over her shoulders.
Lana had originally appeared on stage with her glossy brunette locks all pinned back into a voluminous updo and held in place with a silver chignon.
Not happy: Lana Del Rey’s followers are furious that her Glastonbury set was not available on BBC iPlayer on Sunday afternoon after all.
Not surprised: Despite the delayed start, many are bummed they couldn’t watch on iPlayer on Sunday, with one writing: ‘Will the #lanadelrey set be on BBC #glastonbury #iPlayer? Still hasn’t gone live. Or is she on the naughty ladder?
But she later wore the shrunken half-lock in a waterfall over her shoulders after her hairstylist took the stage here with combs and hairbrushes at the ready.
Lana had first appeared on stage in a black overcoat tied with a thick belt before her dancers ripped it off to reveal her dress.
She looked effortlessly chic in a long-sleeved white satin shirt, which she teamed with a matching mini skirt and heels.
Her performance got here at the same time Guns N Roses performed on the Pyramid stage, which additionally hosted several stars on Friday.