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Promoter Harvey Goldsmith criticises BBC over Chime for Change coverage

Harvey Goldsmith has questioned why the BBC didn't cover the recent Chime for Change live event more thoroughly.

A host of top name acts such as Beyoncé and Florence + The Machine performed at Twickenham Stadium in London on Saturday (June 1) to raise awareness of women's rights and issues.

Unlike many other countries, the BBC did not broadcast the event live and chose to show a highlights package - something which the event's promoter Goldsmith said was questionable. He told the Mail on Sunday:

"The idea behind the concert is to launch a charity which will help millions of women and young girls around the world."

Goldsmith added: "In a lot of countries it went out live. In fact in most of them. I am disappointed that the BBC did not broadcast the event live. I think all the BBC is interested is in Glastonbury. They have got about five million people working on it. It's their jolly and everything else gets short shrift."





Watch a clip from the concert below: