How to watch BBC live coverage

It might not be quite the same as putting on your boots and getting lost in a giant field in Somerset, but there are still plenty of ways to connect with the Glastonbury Festival from home.

Live sets from Worthy Farm will be broadcast on BBC iPlayer and BBC Sounds throughout the festival, which runs from Wednesday 22 to Sunday 26 June.

Coverage will be brought to the public by presenters such as Cerys Matthews, Clara Amfo, Dermot O’Leary, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Vick Hope and Zoe Ball.

BBC iPlayer’s dedicated Glastonbury Channel will launch on Thursday 23 June, featuring a four-day stream of live performances, preview programs and more.

The channel will feature the greatest sets from Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel and Park Stages.

Over 90 sets and key tracks from the five filmed scenes will be available on demand on BBC iPlayer throughout the weekend and for 30 days after the broadcast. Highlights from the UK’s top emerging artists, performing on the BBC Music Introducing Stage, will also be available on BBC iPlayer after the event.

On radio and on BBC Sounds, 6 Music will broadcast All Day Glastonbury from Wednesday June 22 and there will be extensive coverage on Radio 1, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 2.

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In addition to live coverage, the broadcaster is airing several shows in anticipation of the event.

Highlights include BBC One Stormzy: On the way to the pyramid sceneairs Monday, June 20.

There’s also a movie that lasted three years – BBC Two’s Glastonbury: 50+ years, airs Sunday, June 19. The portrait of Glastonbury and its social and musical history is given through the testimony of its main curators, Michael and Emily Eavis, as well as the artists who have performed there.

Contributors include Chris Martin, Dua Lipa, Fatboy Slim, Florence Welch, Johnny Marr, Noel Gallagher, Thom Yorke and Stormzy.

Jan G. Gilbert