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Glastonbury 2017: How to Watch this Year’s Festival

Posted June 20, 2017 - Blog Posts,News and Blog


Didn’t manage to nab yourself a ticket? Or just fancy swapping out the flower headdress and glitter makeup for a nice cuppa and a warm dressing gown? Fear not. Freeview has your lazy weekend needs covered, with unparalleled coverage of Glastonbury for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own sofa.

This weekend, the BBC will be live streaming approximately 120 performances from the 6 stages at Glastonbury. Get your fix of Ed Sheeran, Radiohead, Katy Perry, Stormzy and many many more over the Glasto weekend. Never miss a beat, as all performances will be available in HD on the BBC iPlayer.

Check out BBC iPlayer’s coverage of Glastonbury 2017 here.

This year BBC Two will show more hours of Glastonbury in peak time than ever before, and will also be the home of some phenomenal music from the Pyramid Stage. On Friday BBC Two will bring viewers Glasto Friday On Two, an evening with Radiohead, broadcasting their full headline set as they mark 20 years since the release of OK Computer. On Saturday BBC Two will show the Foo Fighters’ first appearance at Worthy Farm since 1998. Fans will also be able to see Ed Sheeran’s only UK festival appearance this summer and his first time headlining Glastonbury.

Coverage on BBC Two will include the Sunday afternoon Legends slot joining Bee Gee’s Barry Gibb will be on stage for a sing-along, following his guest performance at last year’s Glastonbury alongside Coldplay. BBC Two will also be showing highlights from a broad range of artists on all stages. You can also pop over to BBC Four where a variety of sets will be shown from all stages as well as highlights from the weekend’s eclectic mix of music.

For the first time ever the Glastonbury website will be broadcasting a full, non-stop curated stream focusing on all the major events and live moments from across the weekend. Not only that but the BBC will be celebrating 20 years of the BBC at Glastonbury so will be showcasing a throwback of archive content from throughout their time at the festival.

Programme Name: Glastonbury 2017 - TX: 24/06/2017 - Episode: n/a (No. n/a) - Picture Shows: Alice Levine, Mark Radcliffe, Clara Amfo, Chris Evans, Annie Mac, James Ballardie, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne - (C) BBC - Photographer: Guy Levy/Lancton/Ray Burmiston

If you’re out and about, driving to the shops or even having a bit of a road trip over the weekend then you can still catch all the goings on from Worthy Farm. Radio coverage will be diverse, with a wide range of live sets and performances on a number of channels by a number of presenters. Annie Mac is kicking it off on Radio 1 on Thursday evening, bringing you music from the BBC Music Introducing stage. Coverage will also be played on 1Xtra, Radio 2, 3 and Radio 6 Music.

Disappointed that the weekend is over and you’ve got to wait a whole 365 days for it all to happen again? No worries, BBC iPlayer will be showcasing all of the best moments from over the weekend where viewers can vote on their favourite moments and sets from the weekend, using social media. These will then be counted down so you can re-live it all over again on a special show on the 30 June on the BBC Red Button.

Your weekend watching schedule:

Friday 23 June

BBC Two at 8pm
Highlights from across the stages on day one.

BBC Two at 10pm
Glastonbury veterans, Radiohead, return to the main stage.

BBC Four at 10:30pm
Rapper Dizzee Rascal hits the West Holts stage.

Saturday 24 June

BBC Two at 9pm
Foo Fighters play their eagerly anticipated headline set. The band had to pull out in 2015 when frontman, David Grohl, broke his leg in an on-stage stunt the week before they were due to play.

BBC Four at 7pm
Toots & The Maytals are up first, followed by Liam Gallagher, who’s expected to debut his new music before the old-school Oasis classics.

Sunday 25 June

BBC Two at 9pm
Ed Sheeran performs the grand finale followed by a round-up of the festival’s best moments.

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