With good weather forecast Glastonbury 2017 is set to be one of the best festivals in the UK this summer. Headliners include Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran for the 2017 line-up. If you didn’t get a ticket there are plenty of ways of getting live coverage so you don’t miss any of your favourite bands.
Here’s how to watch Glastonbury 2017 live coverage online, on TV, via radio and more on a wide range of devices including smartphones and tablets. See also: Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer.
Whether you couldn’t afford tickets, failed to get some or just didn’t fancy spending the weekend with thousands of others in muddy fields, we’ve got you covered so you can feel like you attended one of the biggest music festivals there is from the comfort of your own home when you can make a cuppa, go to the toilet without queueing and have a nice shower. Read: Best power banks – best portable smartphone chargers.
As usual, the BBC is your go-to provider for pretty comprehensive Glastonbury 2017 live coverage – whether you want to watch online, on your TV, your mobile, listen on the radio or via the Red Button. The coverage will include live streams of six stages and highlights of more than 100 artists on iPlayer.
Glastonbury 2017 Line-up and Headliner Times
Whether you’re a fan or not, the line-up for Glastonbury 2017 includes the likes of Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran. Below you can find all the times for the headliners on the Pryamid stage.
Friday headline times
- Radiohead – 21:30 – 23:45
- The XX – 19:30 – 20:30
- ROoyal Blood – 17:45 – 18:45
Saturday headline times
- Foo Fighters – 21:45 – 23:45
- The National – 19:45 – 20:45
- Katy Perry – 18:00 – 19:00
Sunday headline times
- Ed Sheeran – 21:45 – 23:15
- Biffy Clyro – 19:30 – 20:45
- Chic – 17:45 – 18:45
The Other Stage will be headlined by Major Lazer, Alt-J and Boy Better Known. It will also feature Lorde, George Ezra, Stormzy and Emeli Sande among others.
The West Holts Stage hosts Dizzee Rascal, The Jacksons and Justice. Meanwhile, the John Peel Stage features Annie Mac, Phoenix and Metronomy.
You can see the full line-up on the Glastonbury website.
Like previous years, you can get plenty of Glastonbury live coverage via the BBC Glastonbury website where you’ll be able to choose which stage you want to watch from. The Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing stages will all be streamed live in HD and you can watch on PC, smartphone, tablet and your smart TV.
The website will also be the place to go to watch back any performances you missed and make sure to use BBC iPlayer for live Glastonbury 2017 coverage and catch-up afterwards, too. There will be more than 120 performances available over the weekend and beyond.
“Once again the BBC is the place to watch and listen to all the best sets from Worthy Farm, from headline performances to emerging new artists across TV, Radio and Online. In 1997, BBC Two broadcast from Glastonbury for the first time capturing Radiohead playing their seminal set on the Pyramid Stage,” said the BBC.
Following @bbcglasto on Twitter will also help you keep up with everything that’s happening at the music festival.
You don’t have to watch online, of course, as the traditional television will also feed your need for live music without standing in a muddy field. TV (and radio) coverage will be presented by the likes of Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Alice Levine, Annie Mac, Cerys Matthews, Chris Evans and Huw Stephens.
The BBC has confirmed it will broadcast more than 30 hours (five more than last year) of coverage across BBC Two and BBC Four. Coverage will begin on BBC Two at 8pm on 23 June.
BBC Two will be the home of the Pyramid Stage so tune in for the headliners over the festival weekend. Meanwhile, BBC Four be showing a variety of whole sets from acts across all stages.
A full episode guide is available here.
Glastonbury 2017 on Red Button
If you want to watch Glastonbury 2017 live on the Red Button then there will be many hours of broadcasting. The Red Button will be available at the following times:
- Friday 23rd June 19:30 – 01:30
- Saturday 24th June 17:30 – 01:00
- Sunday 25th June 18:00 – 24:00
The Red Button is available on the following services:
- Sky: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
- Freesat: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
- Virgin Media: Channels 990, 991, 992, 993
- Freeview: Channel 601
For Glastonbury 2017, the BBC is broadcasting hours and hours of coverage so you can tune into Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, and for the first time, Radio 3 to catch the festival over the weekend.
Annie Mac will kick-off coverage on 22 June in the evening with coverage of the BBC Music Introducing Stage and Ed Sheeran’s headline set on the Pyramid Stage will be broadcast in full on Radio 1.
You can get coverage even earlier on Radio 2 with Chris Evans. Tune in at 7am on 23 June. He’ll be live from the festival with special live performances from The Courteeners and a stripped back Clean Bandit.
Also tune in for Jo Whiley (Saturday 24 June & Sunday 25 June, 4pm-7pm) who will be chatting to Lorde and a BBC Music Tipi session from Maggie Rogers, plus highlights from the weekend.
Charlie Sloth will present a Saturday night Radio 1 and 1Xtra simulcast (10pm-1am) that will feature highlights of the best new grime acts live from the Sonic Stage including AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose and Kojo Funds.
Live music from the festival will also be broadcast across 1Xtra over the weekend.
Lopa Kothari will present a special edition of World on 3 live from Glastonbury on Friday 23rd June (11pm-1am) featuring Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band performing on the West Holts Stage and a session from the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.
BBC Radio 6 Music
There’s plenty coming on Radio 6 Music with a whopping 25 hours of live coverage from Glastonbury. Lauren Laverne kicks off 6 Music’s Glastonbury coverage with a later slot (1- 4pm) on Friday 23 June and will also be hosting a Saturday afternoon show too (also 1- 4pm).
Also tune in for Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft, Cerys Matthews and Gemma Cairney over the weekend.
You can also get the BBC iPlayer Radio app for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to listen to coverage.
Make sure you check out the BBC Music app which is free on iOS and Android. It was new for Glastonbury 2016.
The BBC said it will give users access to more Glastonbury than ever before by ‘allowing them to personalise their journey according to their personal preferences’. It will be packed with exclusive full sets and tracks from across the weekend.
For more info on watching Glastonbury on mobile, see How to watch Glastonbury 2017 on iPad or iPhone, by our colleagues at Macworld UK.
Glastonbury 2017 App and EE Smart Tent
Once again, the festival has teamed up with EE to create the Glastonbury Festival 2017 app which provides plenty of information for anyone attending but also live streams. Available on iOS and Android.
This year EE is giving festival goers a chance to stay in its 4G connected tent (above) which comes complete with a smart fridge, live streams of the stages and a welly boot drier.
Ticket holders on site can apply for the chance to spend a night in the 4GEE Smart Tent by replying to @EE on Thursday 22 June using the hashtag #4GEESmartTent.
As if all the above wasn’t enough, there is a Glastonbury 2017 live webcam which you can access on the BBC site. The camera is sat atop the barn bringing a spectacular view of the festival including the Pyramid Stage, John Peel and Greenfields.