Glastonbury Festival 2024 - how to watch the full BBC schedule

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Glastonbury Festival 2024 is almost upon us, as hundreds of thousands of festival fans descend onto Worthy Farm for a weekend of music, cider and (hopefully) sun from Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 30 June 2024.

Revellers at the festival will be able to use the official Vodafone Glastonbury line-up app to plan who they want to watch or check the official Glastonbury website. Meanwhile, you can also keep up to date with smaller festival happenings using Worthy FM, Glastonbury's free on-site radio station run by volunteers.

However, if you weren't one of the lucky few to secure yourself a ticket in the sale, resale, or one of the many Glastonbury competitions that have been running – never fear, as you can still catch the likes of headliners Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA from the comfort of home thanks to the BBC's extensive coverage.

The BBC has extended their coverage to be bigger than ever before with a whopping six weeks of content running on BBC Sounds, BBC Radio, TV, and iPlayer from Monday, June 3 - Sunday, July 14, 2024.

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Glastonbury Festival 2024 - how to watch online?

Glastonbury Festival will once again have extensive coverage from the BBC, following their commitment to music as a key content pillar.

There are around 62 different stages at the Glastonbury festival, and while the BBC won't be covering all of them they will have highlights from the big five, which includes the Pyramid Stage, The Other Stage, West Holts, Woodsies (formally the John Peel) and the Park Stage. Plus, their own stage BBC Introducing. There will also be dedicated live coverage on BBC Sounds and BBC radio during the build-up and following the festival.

There will be two dedicated Glastonbury TV channels on BBC iPlayer, The Glastonbury Channel Live, which will stream performances as they happen, along the newly launched Glastonbury Channel II, which will collate highlights from across the weekend.

Glastonbury Festival 2024 - how to watch online for free outside the UK?

BBC Music on YouTube will be publishing highlights from various sets across the weekend from the official Shania Twain flashmob dance to this year's poet-in-residence, Sally Jenkins, while the official Glastonbury YouTube channel will also be publishing highlights from across the weekend. You can also catch highlights on the BBC Glasto Instagram and Twitter, as well as the official Glastonbury Festival social media on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter.

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Glastonbury channels on BBC iPlayer

There will be multiple live streams dedicated to Glastonbury on BBC iPlayer from Friday 28 June to Sunday 30 June with times varying slightly for each.

  • The Glastonbury Channel Live, and Glastonbury Channel II with highlights.

  • There'll also be dedicated streams from the Pyramid Stage, Other Stage, West Holts, Woodsies, and The Park, so fans can hop between them all as if they were at the festival. Be sure to check the Vodafone lineup app to help you plan from home.

  • Pyramid Stage – Signed will stream Pyramid performances with sign language accompaniment.

  • Glastonbury Highlights Channel - a 24-hour stream, featuring a range of artists from 2024 (Monday, July 1 – Saturday, July 14).

The main channel will stream live performances which will broadcast in Ultra HD (the best picture quality the performances have ever been broadcast in, according to the Beeb), and will also feature interviews, exclusive performances, and some backstage bits with the BBC presenting team.

There'll be over 90 performances available by the end of the weekend, including (deep breath) Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA, Shania Twain, Anne-Marie, AURORA, Baxter Dury, Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, Declan McKenna, Dexys, Ghetts, Headie One, IDLES, James, Jordan Rakei, Justice, Kenya Grace, Kim Gordon, NewDad, Nia Archives, Nitin Sawhney, Nothing But Thieves, Olivia Dean, Otoboke Beaver, Paloma Faith, Remi Wolf, Soccer Mommy, Soft Play, Squid, Tems, The Mary Wallopers, The Vaccines, Yard Act and more.

In the meantime, your best first point of call is the BBC Music at Glastonbury hub on the BBC website, which includes all of the iPlayer and BBC Sounds highlights, as well as highlights from previous years and that famous Glastonbury webcam.

Glastonbury Festival 2024 on BBC Sounds

Since early June there's been a host of specials, podcasts, and playlists in the build-up and throughout Glastonbury.

  • Sidetracked with Annie and Nick - Nick Grimshaw and Annie MacMannus will host a series of Glasto specials - these will also be filmed for BBC iPlayer - with chats featuring Shania Twain, Emily Eavis and more Glastonbury icons. There'll also be Sidetracked specials on 6Music across Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 6-7pm. Plus, a final special episode, Glastonbury According to Sidetracked, on Monday, July 1, with Annie and Nick reflecting on the festival as they head back to their car.

  • Back to Back Sounds: Glastonbury - from Monday, 17 June, there'll be podcasts, classic performances, and music mixes curates.

  • Glastonbury Daily Playlist - live playlists with performances from the festival running Friday, 28 June - Monday, 1 July.

Of course, this is in addition to the extensive coverage on 6 Music, Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 2.

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Glastonbury Festival 2024 - other major highlights

Shania Twain - Tracks of My Years with Vernon Kay - BBC Radio 2 / BBC Sounds

My Glastonbury: Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and Little Simz share their Glastonbury stories with viewers in new 30-minute specials. BBC Two / Player - starting Monday, 24 June, 10.10pm.

Woman's Hour - Anita Rani brings listeners special guests, live music and explores the women behind Glastonbury, including the new 'Arrivals' stage in Shangri-La, Glastonbury’s first dedicated South Asian space - BBC Radio 4 / BBC Sounds - Friday, 28 June, 10-11am.

Glastonbury: 50 Years and Counting - BBC iPlayer
A documentary by Francis Whately charting the creation of the festival by Michael Eavis, and his daughter Emily Eavis, featuring contributions from previous headliners from 1970 - 2022.

Stormzy: Road to the Pyramid Stage - BBC One, 10.40pm, Monday 20 June
Charting the Grime superstar, Stromzy, on his journey to headline Glastonbury. You can also catch his full set from 2019 straight afterwards on BBC One.

Live at Worth Farm: Backstage
A documentary charting how the special virtual version of Glastonbury came together online during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Glastonbury 50 - BBC Sounds
A six-part podcast introduced by Lauren Laverne, charting the entire history of the festival's metamorphosis by decade. An absolute must-listen for Glasto festival fanatics.

Glastonbury Festival takes place between Wednesday 26 June – Sunday 30 June with coverage across the BBC, including iPlayer and BBC Sounds.

The official Vodafone Glastonbury Festival 2024 app is available on Google Play and the App Store now.

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