Songs Of Praise

Confirmed for BBC One on 30 June at 5.00pm to 5.35pm

Sunday 30 June



To coincide with the BBC's coverage of the Glastonbury Music Festival, Diane Louise Jordan presents a summer festival-themed edition of Songs Of Praise.

She meets the founder of the Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis, and hears how his Christian faith and weekly Methodist chapel-going affect his life. She also meets new singer-songwriter Dave Griffiths who had an unusual spiritual encounter at Glastonbury listening to blues star Eric Bibb.

Diane also discovers what’s different about a new festival, Big Church Day Out, now in it's fourth year and attracting thousands of music-lovers and meets Harry and Pip Goring, owners of the picturesque Wiston Estate in Sussex to find out why they allow thousands of people onto their land for the event.

Martin Smith of the former Christian rock band Delirious? describes life as a touring musician and performs an acoustic version of one of his first ever worship songs, I Could Sing Of Your Love.

Hymns and songs come from around the UK and beyond, including Michael Eavis’ favourite, How Great Thou Art, and Stuart Townend’s thought-provoking song, Vagabonds.