How To Watch Glastonbury From Home

By Olivia Emily

4 weeks ago

Missed out on tickets? You can still enjoy Glasto

The UK’s largest music festival is officially back for 2024, with hundreds of thousands of music fans heading to the small Somerset town of Glastonbury for a weekend of food, camping and, of course, incredible performances. If you missed out on tickets – or didn’t fancy paying the premium price – it’s not the end of the road. Here’s how to stream Glastonbury in 2024.

Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival, 2010

Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival. © BBC

Can You Stream Glastonbury?

Yes, every year BBC iPlayer hosts a live stream of Glastonbury on a dedicated channel. You can find it here or on the BBC iPlayer homepage. It will be available from midday on Friday 28 June until Sunday evening and will feature a continuous stream of live performances, plus some interviews and behind the scenes moments. Think of this as the ‘best bits’ live stream.

If you’re interested in a specific stage, however, the BBC also has you covered: iPlayer will host dedicated live streams from the five main stages:

  • Pyramid Stage
  • Other Stage
  • Park Stage
  • West Holts
  • Woodsies

The BBC anticipates around 90 hours of coverage will be available to stream.

If you fancy a trip down memory lane, there’s also the non-stop Classic Glastonbury channel, which is live 24 hours a day from now until 30 June. It features back-to-back footage of some of the festival’s most legendary performances.

The Pyramid Stage

The Pyramid Stage © BBC

Can I Watch Specific Performances?

Yes, the BBC usually posts a selection of clips – if not full sets – from a plethora of artists at Glastonbury on iPlayer. You can see examples of past coverage on the Classic Glastonbury page. There are also plenty of playlists and past performances on the BBC Music YouTube channel.

Will Glastonbury Be On TV?

Yes, the performances of Glastonbury’s three 2024 headliners will be aired live on BBC One, as well as this year’s Legend, Shania Twain. The schedule is as follows:

  • 10.30pm Friday 28 June: Dua Lipa
  • 10pm Saturday 29 June: Coldplay
  • 6.15pm Sunday 30 June: Shania Twain
  • 10pm Sunday 30 June: SZA

But that’s not all: BBC Two will air more comprehensive coverage of the festival. The schedule is as follows:

  • 7.30–10.30pm Friday 28 June: Friday coverage featuring the Sugababes, Anne-Marie, Paul Heaton and more, running until BBC One takes over with Dua Lipa’s set, hosted by Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley
  • 5–10pm Saturday 29 June: Saturday coverage hosted by Clara Amfo and Lauren Laverne along with Jack and Jo, taken over by BBC One at 10pm for Coldplay
  • 7.30–10pm Sunday 30 June: Sunday overage hosted by Clara, Lauren, Jack and Jo on Glastonbury’s final day, taken over by BBC One at 10pm for SZA’s set

Every morning from Wednesday 26 June, BBC Breakfast will also be reporting live from the festival as crowds arrive and set up camp.

BBC presenters of Glastonbury 2024: Jo Whiley, Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders

BBC presenters of Glastonbury 2024: Jo Whiley, Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders. © BBC/Ray Burmiston

Can I Watch If I’m Not In The UK?

If you don’t live in the UK but you’d like to watch Glastonbury, you are limited to Coldplay and Dua Lipa, which the BBC has wrangled the rights to stream globally. The two performances will be streamed live here, Dua Lipa at 10.30pm BST Friday 28 June and Coldplay at 10pm BST Saturday 29 June.

Who Is On The Line-Up?

With Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA jointly headlining Glastonbury 2024 and Shania Twain filling the Legends slot, there is plenty to enjoy at the UK’s largest music festival. Other notable mentions include LCD Soundsystem, Janelle Monae, Olivia Dean, Anne-Marie and Jessie Ware. See the full 2024 lineup here.