Twenty years after BBC Two began its tv coverage of Glastonbury festival, the channel returns to Worthy Farm for highlights of the first day’s action and the whole of Muse’s headlining set from the Pyramid Stage.
As the world-famous Glastonbury festival returns, BBC Music will be delivering the very best coverage for audiences tuning in at home or on the move, via radio, online and tv with more to see via BBC Red Button. Some of the BBC’s best-loved presenters will be broadcasting from Worthy Farm and bringing the moments that are too good to be missed to audiences wherever they are.
BBC Four features coverage of extended highlights and whole sets from across the festival featuring the likes of James, Foals, Jess Glynne, ZZ Top, Disclosure and Underworld.
On Saturday, the afternoon show will feature highlights of the performances from a whole host of acts who have taken to the stage.
The evening programme will also feature highlights from the day, building up to the highly anticipated headline set by Adele later that evening.
The full line-up on the Pyramid stage includes MUSE, FOALS, ZZ TOP, JESS GLYNNE and THE ORCHESTRA OF SYRIAN MUSICIANS WITH DAMON ALBARN & GUESTS on Friday, whilst on Sunday the headliners include ADELE, MADNESS, SQUEEZE and the LEWISHAM AND GREENWICH NHS CHOIR. Finally, on Sunday, top acts include COLDPLAY, BECK, ELLIE GOULDING, JEFF LYNNE’S ELO and of course CARAVAN PALACE.
If that´s not enough to tempt you, around the festival on other stages you could be entertained by the likes of HOTHOUSE FLOWERS, ART GARFUNKEL, CYNDI LAUPER, EARTH, WIND AND FIRE and the unmistakable sound of TOURETTESHERO AND CAPTAIN HOTKNIVES (no, we haven´t either).
Coverage will include live-streams from six key music stages including the BBC Music Introducing stage (which supports unsigned and under the radar musicians), reflecting the wealth and breadth of acts at the festival – from the biggest headliners to some of the newest talent on the music scene.
For more information you can visit the website, www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk, you never know, you might be tempted to get off over to see your favourite, but be warned, already flooding has caused traffic chaos and the entire site is far from perfect but, then again, this is Glastonbury, so only to be expected.