Glastonbury 2019 BBC coverage – When is the festival airing on TV and how can I watch it?


THE Glastonbury festival concludes today (June 20) but the best has certainly been saved for last, with everyone from Kylie Minogue to Miley Cyrus still set to perform at the iconic annual occurrence.

And for those unable to attend the famous event – fear not, as the show will be broadcast on television.

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Glastonbury Festival kicked off on Wednesday, June 26

The wait for Glastonbury is finally over and thousands of festival-goers, lucky enough to have scooped a ticket for the UK’s biggest music festival, have headed to Somerset.

But for those who could not, you will have to settle for watching it on the telly instead. Here’s how you can.

How to watch Glastonbury festival 2019 live on TV and online?

The BBC will air footage from the festival across BBC1, BBC2 and BBC4 from Thursday, June 26, to Monday, July 1, 2019.

More than 30 hours of festival coverage will be shown on these platforms in the coming days.

Highlights of Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure’s Pyramid Stage sets will be shown on BBC2, meanwhile Kylie Mingoue’s performance on the Sunday will air on BBC1.

Kylie Mingoue
Kylie Mingoue will be performing during the “legends” slot on Sunday
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There will also be live coverage from key sets across the weekend on BBC4.

In addition, more than 100 performances from across the main stages at Glastonbury will be available on BBC iPlayer and viewers can watch it live.

This Friday, the BBC will air a special edition of The One Show from Worthy Farm, meanwhile the first of two programmes on Friday evening on BBC2 will focus of shows and stories from day one of the festival.

Stormzy will be taking to the Pyramid Stage on Friday, June 28
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How to listen to Glastonbury festival 2019 on radio?

BBC Sounds is offering a variety of programmes for listeners, such as BBC Radio Glastonbury.

Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 5 Live and 6 Music will also be on site at Worthy Farm to bring listeners live programmes.

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Glastonbury Festival 2019 is taking place at Worthy Farm
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Charlotte Lock, Launch Director, BBC Sounds, said: “For the first time, listeners can hear Glastonbury delights 24 hours a day, all at the touch of a button on BBC Sounds.

“Our curated BBC Radio Glastonbury stream will be live from Thursday through to Monday, making BBC Sounds the place for music fans who want an access all areas pass.”

When is Glastonbury festival 2019?

Glastonbury festival will run from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, June 30.

However, the performances only take place from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30.

For the full list of performers see here.



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