Happy Live Music Xmas, Dear Reader! Yep, Glastonbury 2019 kicks off proper today, as the main music stages spark into life.
After a year off to let fields become less trampled ‘and stuff’, the world’s most hyped music festival is returning with a line-up packed with our favourite bands. While some of you may be lucky enough to currently be ‘on site’ now (and if so, what on earth are you doing reading this? – Ed), for those still at home in the UK there’s no need to miss out, thanks to the unique way the BBC sends several billion people to Worthy Farm to broadcast a whole bunch of stuff direct to our tellys and laptops. Aren’t they nice like that?
Ol’ Auntie will be streaming five stages – the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, John Peel and Park – for most of the weekend. As ever, expect a couple of acts to be mardy and decide they don’t want us to see their sets, and very early performances may not make ‘the cut’ – but still, most of the important stuff will be available. That’s what matters.
You’ll be able to catch the coverage on BBC iPlayer throughout the weekend. They’ve also got a dedicated radio station – Radio Glastonbury – running via the BBC Sounds App, and some programmes on actual telly. That includes a special edition of that famed musical institution ‘The One Show’, who no doubt will be telling us what vegetable Kevin Parker looks like, and a live broadcast of Stormzy’s headline set on BBC Two. That’ll be big. There’ll also be highlights on the red button of your telly across the three days.
If you prefer to curate your own viewing, this is what you can see, and when. We’ll update this article with links to the live streams of each stage when they become available.
20:15: George Ezra
18:00: Ms. Lauryn Hill
14:50: Sheryl Crow
13:15: Tom Odell
Watch the Pyramid Stage stream live here.
22:15: Tame Impala
20:15: Two Door Cinema Club
18:30: The Charlatans
17:00: The Lumineers
15:30: Mac DeMarco
14:00: The Wombats
Watch the Other Stage live stream here.
West Holts Stage:
22:15: Jon Hopkins
20:30: Jorja Smith
19:00: Maribou State
17:30: The Comet Is Coming
Watch the West Holts Stage live stream here.
John Peel Stage:
21:00: Pale Waves
15:15: Fontaines DC
14:00: Goat Girl
Watch the John Peel Stage live stream here.
23:00: Cat Power
21:15: Michael Kiwanuka
16:45: King Princess
15:15: Lukas Nelson & Promise Of The Real
Watch the Park Stage live stream here.