Glastonbury 2023 takes place next week (June 21-25) and plans to broadcast the festival live on TV, radio and online have already been confirmed.
Arctic Monkeys, Guns N’ Roses and Elton John will play their last UK concert for the 51st edition of Worthy Farm. Phoenix, Lizzo, Lewis Capaldi, Maggie Rogers, Nova Twins, Queens Of The Stone Age, Manic Street Preachers and Lana Del Rey will also be in attendance.
Tickets for Glastonbury 2023 have sold out in less than an hour, but if you didn’t get one, you can still enjoy the festival from the comfort of your home. Check out the different ways to watch and listen to Glastonbury 2023 at home.
BBC iPlayer is the first choice to watch all Glastonbury performances. Here you can choose between broadcasts from each of the five filming locations (Pyramid, Ele, Woodsies, Park and West Holt), with more than 90 performances and key songs that you can watch live and on demand throughout the weekend. The Pyramid film will be shot in ultra-high definition and, for the first time, will be available in British Sign Language.
Can’t wait until next Friday for the action to begin? Listen to the Glastonbury webcam or remember some iconic performances from the past with Glastonbury’s Greatest Hits.
on the bbc
As has been tradition since Glastonbury, the BBC will broadcast the coverage not only on iPlayer, but also on its TV channels. If you want to go old school and listen to the box, you’ll find Worthy Farm programs on BBC One, Two, Three and Four, covering the headlines and highlights from the small stages. See the schedule below.
7pm-7:30pm, BBC One – The One Show will report live from Glastonbury.
7:30pm-9pm, BBC Two – Lauren Laverne and Clara Amfo start with highlights from day one. There will also be performances from the likes of Texas, Gabriels, The Lightning Seeds and many more.
7:30pm-9pm, BBC Three – Pop queens Carly Rae Jepsen and Maisie Peters headline BBC Three with images of their performances.
9pm-10:30pm, BBC Two – Get ready for tonight’s main event with a short film showing the Arctic Monkeys’ Glastonbury journey so far. There will also be highlights from Royal Blood, Warpaint, Sparks, and Young Fathers.
9pm-10pm, BBC Three – Fred Again… he shows why he is the hottest name in electronic music right now to perform on the Other Stage.
10pm-11pm, BBC Three – Tune in to see highlights from Digga D and Shygirl’s sets.
10:30pm-12am, BBC One – Ten years after their last appearance, the Arctic Monkeys return to the Worthy Farm.
11pm-12:30am, BBC Three – Wizkid and Stefflon Don close the first day with performances on the Next Step and the Pyramid Step respectively.
5pm-9pm, BBC Two – Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley present footage from the likes of Raye and Jacob Collier, live performances from Park Studio, and post-set short films from Max Richter and Rick Astley.
7pm-8pm, BBC Three – Listen to performances by Tom Grennan and Aitch on the Other Stage and the Pyramid Stage, respectively.
8pm-9pm, BBC Four – This segment will feature the Jacob Collier West Holts ensemble.
9pm-10pm, BBC One – Lizzo and Lewis Capaldi, two of the biggest names in pop music, take to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday, bringing a very different energy.
9pm-11pm, BBC Four – Two great British music legends take over BBC Four here, with highlights from performances by Manic Street Preachers and Leftfield.
10pm-2am, BBC Two – Get your rock horns ready, it’s time for the massive debut of Guns N’ Roses at Glastonbury.
11pm-12:15am, BBC Four – Just because you’re not at Glastonbury doesn’t mean you can’t join the party. Dim the lights and turn up the volume to hear Fatboy Slim’s set.
12:15am-2am, BBC Three – Central Cee and Loyle Carner will show two different sides of British rap for the last part of the night.
17:00-21:00, BBC One – Two ’80s icons will kick off Sunday’s coverage, with highlights from the sets of Rick Astley and Blondie.
6pm-9pm, BBC Two – Join Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, and Jack Saunders for the highlights of the final day, including Yusuf / Cat Stevens Legends Space, Becky Hill, and more.
7pm-9pm, BBC Four – US country stars, The Chicks, will be on stage on the farm, while Irish singer-songwriter Dermot Kennedy brings his soulful songs to the Other Stage.
9pm-11:05pm, BBC One – Grab your tissues, pack your cans and get ready to say goodbye to Elton John with a huge final UK performance.
9pm-10pm, BBC Four – Hear highlights from Barrington Levy and Candi Staton’s turns at the West Holts Stage.
10pm-12:15am, BBC Four – US rock titans The War On Drugs and Queens Of The Stone Age will rock the BBC cover as the festival draws to a close.
11:05pm-12:20am, BBC Two – Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley round off the weekend with another look at Elton, plus clips from Phoenix, Rudimental and more.
Keep an eye on the BBC Music YouTube channel for the weekend’s highlights and interviews.
On the radio
Are you on the road and can’t sit down to watch all the action? Instead, turn on the radio. The BBC will broadcast on Radio 2 and 6 Music from the festival, with interviews and special performances. See the schedule below.
7.00-10.00, BBC Radio 2 – Zoe Ball brings her breakfast program to the fields of Worthy Farm, where she will count with the presence of Emily Eavis, Fatboy Slim, Texas and others.
10:00-11:00, BBC Radio 4 – Women’s Hour will be installed on the farm this year.
10:30-12:00, BBC 6 Music – Listen to the day’s coverage of the first day of Glastonbury 2023, with music on the Pyramid, Other, Woodsies, Park and West Holts stages.
13:00-16:00, BBC Radio 1 – Vick Hope and Jordan North bring all the news to Radio 1.
6pm-12am, BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1 Dance – Join Danny Howard, Pete Tong and Sarah Story for coverage of the dance parties at the festival.
9pm-12am, Radio 1Xtra – Tiffany Calver and Kenny Allstar present a 1Xtra special featuring highlights from Wizkid.
1am-2am, BBC Radio 2 – Get ready for Elton’s latest show in the UK with a special Elton John show on the BBC.
2am-3am, BBC Radio 2 – Rocketman fever continues with Elton John’s Tracks Of My Years special.
10:00 am to 7:00 pm, BBC 6 Music – Craig Charles talks to Jockstrap, Big Joanie, Say She She and others, before handing the baton to Jamz Supernova and later Cerys Matthews.
3pm-6pm, BBC Radio 2 – Dermot O’Leary chats with Rick Astley, Jake Shears, Tom Grennan and Hot Chip, and shares highlights from the Arctic Monkeys, Kelis, Raye, Maisie Peters, and more.
7pm-9pm, BBC 6 Music – Tune in to see performances by Tinariwen, Lizzo, Ezra Collective, The Murder Capital, Shame, Jockstrap, and more.
10:00 am to 8:00 pm, BBC 6 Music – Cerys Matthews, Jamz Supernova and Huw Stephens lead the 6 Music ship for the final day of Glastonbury 2023. They will have acts from the likes of The War On Drugs, Barrington Levy, Blondie, Viagra Boys, Beth Orton and Gwenno, among others another .
5pm-8pm, BBC Radio 2 – Jo Whiley talks to this year’s confirmed legend Yusuf/Cat Stevens, as well as Cat Burns, Sophie Ellis-Bextor, Rudimental, Dermot Kennedy, Gabriels, and more.
8pm-12am, BBC Radio 2 – The big moment has finally arrived: it’s time for Elton! Tune in to Radio 2 to hear the full series.
8pm-12am, BBC 6 Music – Steve Lamacq closes this year’s festival with live music from Thundercat, The War On Drugs, Caroline Polachek, Alt-J, Phoenix and Queens Of The Stone Age.
How to watch Glastonbury 2023 outside the UK
If you want to catch up on everything happening on the farm from outside the UK, you have two options. In a first, the BBC Music YouTube channel and the BBC and Glastonbury social media pages will upload highlights online.
Second, find a VPN, like Express VPN, set it to a UK location, and sit back and watch iPlayer. This will help you bypass geoblocking that will try to prevent you from watching Glastonbury live in certain parts of the world.
Meanwhile, the latest weather forecasts for Glastonbury 2023 call for warm and sunny conditions.
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