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BBC UNVEILS GLASTONBURY COVERAGE AND PRESENTING LINE-UP

The BBC, Glastonbury’s exclusive broadcast partner, brings audiences its longest celebration of the festival yet in 2024, with six weeks of build-up and coverage from Monday 3rd June – Sunday 14th July across TV, BBC iPlayer, radio and BBC Sounds.



BBC iPlayer, the number one viewing destination for Glastonbury fans each year, will bring audiences over 90 hours of live performances across the five main festival stages – Pyramid, Other, West Holts, Woodies and The Park.



Including from Pyramid Stage headliners Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA, Shania Twain, as well as Anne-Marie, AURORA, Baxter Dury, Black Pumas, Brittany Howard, Declan McKenna, Dexys, Ghetts, Headie One, IDLES, James, Jordan Rakei, Justice, Kenya Grace, Kim Gordon, NewDad, Nia Archives, Nitin Sawhney, Nothing But Thieves, Olivia Dean, Otoboke Beaver, Paloma Faith, Remi Wolf, Soccer Mommy, Soft Play, Squid, Tems, The Mary Wallopers, The Vaccines, Yard Act and more.


BBC iPlayer will allow viewers to experience the festival their way, with 10 streams – including the brand new Glastonbury Channel II - across five weeks (Monday 10th June – Sunday 14th July), in addition to over 90 sets and key tracks from the five filmed stages, as well as themed compilations, which will be available on demand for 30 days after broadcast.



This is in addition to extensive coverage on the BBC’s TV channels, which will be presented by Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders, Jo Whiley and Lauren Laverne.

The live streams on BBC iPlayer for 2024 are as follows:

 

Glastonbury Channel Live – the ultimate guide to Glastonbury returns, with presenters guiding you through the best live performances and highlights, meeting up with special guests and sharing the festival with viewers at home, as it happens (Friday 28th - Sunday 30th June, 12pm-late).

 

Glastonbury Channel II – new for 2024, this will be the place to catch up on Glastonbury’s most talked about performances and moments every day (Friday 28th June, 6pm-midnight, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June, 10am – late).

 

Pyramid Stage – Signed – after its success in 2023, Pyramid Stage – Signed returns this year, bringing audiences performances from Glastonbury’s most iconic stage in British Sign Language (Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June, times may vary).



Five live streams from each of the main festival stages - Pyramid, Other, West Holts, Woodsies and The Park– allowing viewers to choose their Glastonbury experience as if they were there, moving between the five main festival stages at the click of a button. Pyramid Stage sets will also be available to stream live in Ultra High Definition (Friday 28th – Sunday 30th June, times may vary).

 

Classic Glastonbury Channel – viewers can kickstart Glastonbury early from Monday 10th June with an extensive selection of classic performances from previous festivals. Sets include Elton John’s instant classic headline performance from 2023, Kylie Minogue’s unforgettable Legends slot from 2019, Dave’s famous 2019 performance – including that Thiago Silva moment - on the Other Stage, Ed Sheeran (2017) and Fred again.. (2023), as well as themed compilations and documentaries. Classic Glastonbury continues throughout the weekend itself, until Sunday 30th June, allowing viewers to move between the years as well as the stages.

 



Glastonbury Highlights Channel – for those wanting to catch up on the sets they missed, or to relive those memorable moments they experienced in the field, Glastonbury Highlights will provide a 24 hour stream, featuring a range of artists from 2024 (Monday 1st July – Saturday 14th July, midnight-midnight).


In addition, Sidetracked by Glastonbury – Annie Macmanus’ and Nick Grimshaw’s Glastonbury specials of Sidetracked for BBC Sounds - will be visualised in full for BBC iPlayer for the first time and available on Mondays throughout June, featuring interviews with Shania Twain, Emily Eavis and more.


On the BBC’s TV channels, coverage begins in the week leading up to Glastonbury, as BBC Two follows the journeys of artists including Dua Lipa and Coldplay, from the first time they set foot on Worthy Farm, right up to performing on the Pyramid Stage this year.



Each of the 30 minute episodes will see these artists talk about their Glastonbury stories, alongside archive of their key performances from over the years, as well as some of the other artists they’ve enjoyed.


In addition, BBC Two will broadcast Reel Stories: Shania Twain, which sees Shania in conversation with Radio 2’s Dermot O’Leary about her life and career. The channel then opens live proceedings with its first show from Worthy Farm on Thursday 27th June, warming viewers up for the festival and looking ahead at what’s to come.


Also on Thursday 27th June, CBeebies Bedtime Stories kicks off a weekend of Glastonbury specials with Joe Talbot, vocalist of Grammy-nominated band IDLES. From the CBeebies studio, Joe reads The Boy with Flowers in his Hair by Jarvis, a beautifully-illustrated story about friendship. Then throughout the weekend, a host of stars will bring some more CBeebies Bedtime Stories magic from on-site at the festival.



The One Show helps kick off the Glastonbury weekend on BBC One on Friday 28th June (7pm), with a special celebration of Glastonbury through the years, and links up live to the 2024 event.

 

Following a weekend of performances across the BBC’s TV channels, BBC Two will round up the best of Glastonbury 2024 with a highlights programme.

The full TV schedule from Saturday 22nd – Friday 28th June will be announced on Wednesday 12th June and the TV schedules from Saturday 29th June – Friday 5th July will be confirmed on Wednesday 19th June.


Glastonbury on BBC iPlayer is part of BBC iPlayer’s summer of sport and music – the best place to enjoy all the sports and music moments that bring the nation together this summer.



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