Glastonbury 2015: there’s no festival like it

Posted June 24, 2015 - Blog Posts

Missed out on a Glastonbury ticket this year? Of course you did, it sold out in 25 minutes. But don’t sweat it, the BBC is bringing the world’s favourite festival to you – everything from the headliners to the eccentric goings-on at Worthy Farm.

Glastonbury title slide

The festivities kick-off with The One Show on Friday 26 June (19:00) with coverage continuing on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four across the entire weekend – and you also get extra stuff on the Red Button. Just so you know, BBC Two will be the home of the big headliners from Glastonbury, broadcasting some of the biggest acts and moments straight into your living room.

Pyramid stage at night

If you have a smart TV, you can watch live streams of six stages when you access BBC Red Button+. And if you have Freeview HD, you can enjoy two additional streams in standard definition. That’s not all, tune into Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2 and BBC 6 Music for even more broadcasts. There are also highlights of over 90 artists available on BBC iPlayer – so you can forget headline clashes. It’s all at your fingertips, all you have to decide is whether to pick up the air guitar or sit back on the sofa.

Birds-eye view of Glastonbury

Friday 26 June

Rock or folk? Have a bit of both. Watch hard-rockers Motörhead rip it up on the main stage (21.30, BBC Four). Lemmy and co are followed by the spellbinding Florence and the Machine (22:15, BBC Four), who will headline in place of Foo Fighters after Dave Grohl broke his leg. Away from the Pyramid, serial hit maker Mark Ronson will be bringing his Uptown Funk to the The Other Stage (21:00 – 22:00).

Florence and the MachinePhoto by Jason Persse

Saturday 27 June

Can Kanye conquer the main stage (22:15 – 23:45)? He’s not the first rapper to headline Glastonbury – but as Jay-Z realised in ‘08, only one heck of a show will do if he’s to win over the critics. Supporting Yeezy is the happy man himself: Pharrell (20:00 – 21:15), who’s at the peak of his powers right now. If alternative rock is your thing, Brit pop legends Suede will be on the John Peel stage (22:40, BBC Four).

Kanye West Photo by Jason Persse

Sunday 28 June

Two legendary rock n roll acts grace the Pyramid stage on Sunday – The Mod Father Paul Weller (20:00, BBC Four), who’s still pushing musical boundaries at the age of 57, and The Who (21:45 – 23:15), one of the mosty influential rock bands of the 20th century. Not a bad way to the end the weekend, eh?

Paul Weller

Keep track of who’s playing

With so many acts performing, it’s easy to miss out. But don’t worry, you can keep track of all the coverage using the BBC’s handy Glastonbury 2015 guide. This way you can see clearly when your favourite acts will be on.

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