BBC UNVEILS COVERAGE PLANS FOR GLASTONBURY 2022
This year, the BBC brings audiences over 35 hours of coverage across each of its TV channels. Diana Ross and Kendrick Lamar’s first Glastonbury performances, headline sets from Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney, and many other highlights from the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel and Park stages will feature.
From the Thursday, BBC Two will broadcast a special 30 minute programme live from Worthy Farm, providing a window back into the world of Glastonbury and a look forward to the treats to come.
CBBC’s Blue Peter will be at the festival on Friday 24 June, along with the winner of a competition to design a costume to lead the Glastonbury Festival Kidzfield parade. BBC One’s The One Show will also give audiences an insight with coverage from Worthy Farm on the Friday.
BBC One will be showing more performances on the channel than in previous years.
Saturday will feature Olivia Rodrigo, followed by Paul McCartney on the Pyramid Stage – the first time BBC One has broadcast a Saturday night headliner.
On the Sunday, BBC One will show Diana Ross’ much anticipated performance in the legendary teatime slot on the Pyramid Stage, where she will perform to thousands of music lovers at Worthy Farm, and millions more at home.
BBC Two will reflect on the shows and stories from day one of the festival on the Friday, before focussing on the Pyramid Stage headline performance from Billie Eilish - Glastonbury’s youngest solo headliner to date.
Also featuring on the channel will be Kendrick Lamar, who is headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Sunday night. Other artists whose performances will be shown on BBC Two across the weekend include Elbow, Jessie Ware, Joy Crookes, Lorde, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, Sam Fender and Years & Years.
On BBC Three, audiences can catch Charli XCX, Declan McKenna, Glass Animals, Little Simz, YUNGBLUD and more.
BBC Four will provide extensive and immersive coverage, including highlights and live footage from key sets across the weekend. Artists featured on the channel will include Angélique Kidjo, Arlo Parks, Celeste, Kacey Musgraves, Pet Shop Boys and Robert Plant & Alison Krauss.
After the festival, BBC Two will broadcast a round-up of the best of Glastonbury 2022 in a special highlights programme.
The TV schedules dated Saturday 18 - Friday 24 June will be announced on Wednesday 8 June and the TV schedules dated Saturday 25 June - Friday 1 July will be announced on Wednesday 15 June.
For the first time, BBC iPlayer’s dedicated Glastonbury channel will be live from Thursday to Sunday, guiding viewers through the enormous amount of performances taking place at Worthy Farm.
The channel will feature the biggest sets from the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel and Park Stages, starting each day from Friday with a new daily live programme, previewing the day ahead and rounding-up the action so far.
Viewers will also be able to watch performances on the five main stages live and in full every day, as well as watching sets from the Pyramid Stage live in UHD.
Audiences can join the action live, or whenever they like on their connected TVs, computers, tablets and mobiles.
Over 90 sets and key tracks from the five filmed stages will be available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer throughout the weekend and for 30 days after broadcast - including the selected Pyramid Stage performances in Ultra High Definition.
Highlights from the UKs best emerging artists, performing on the BBC Music Introducing stage, will also be available to watch on BBC iPlayer after the event.