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Brian Cox to record Glastonbury show with Billy Bragg

Brian Cox and Billy Bragg
Image caption The Infinite Monkey Cage will be recorded at Glastonbury's Cabaret Marquee

Physicist and former pop star Brian Cox is to team up with singer Billy Bragg at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Cox, who played keyboards with pop band D-Ream, will record a special edition of Radio 4 show The Infinite Monkey Cage at the Cabaret Marquee.

Guests on the science and comedy show, co-presented by Robin Ince, include Bragg and comic Shappi Khorsandi.

The show, which won a Sony Award this year, will be broadcast on Monday 27 June at 1630 BST.

It was included in an announcement about BBC coverage of Glastonbury which will include a two-hour show to introduce the festival on Thursday 23 June to be broadcast simultaneously on 6 music, Radio 1 and Radio 2.

BBC Two will screen live headline sets from artists including U2, Paul Simon and Coldplay while BBC Three will feature performances from the likes of Mumford and Sons.

Coverage on BBC Four will feature "heritage artists" including BB King and Jimmy Cliff while digital station 6 Music will broadcast extensive coverage.

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