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How to watch Glastonbury 2022: live stream the BBC's free music festival coverage from anywhere - weekend performances still available on-demand

ireworks illuminate the sky while bands perform on the Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival
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Glastonbury 2022 may have come to a close but its legend lives on. Couldn't get a ticket? No problem. You can still watch over 100 live performances from the festival weekend for free on BBC iPlayer. That includes full sets from Pyramid Stage headliners Billie Eilish, Kendrick Lamar and even the landmark show from Paul McCartney and special guests. BBC iPlayer's on-demand Glastonbury 2022 content is easy to find for any UK fans but make sure you how to watch the free Glastonbury 2022 streams from wherever you are in the world.

Watch Glastonbury 2022

Performers: Kendrick Lamar, Diana Ross, Billie Eilish and Paul McCartney

FREE stream: BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) (UK)

Watch anywhere: ExpressVPN (opens in new tab)

Worthy Farm has closed its gates once again until next year but the 50th anniversary festival will be a tough one to forget. Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar headlined the Pyramid Stage, Diana Ross had the Sunday legends' slot, while Billie Eilish blew the crowd away with her headline opening night performance. 

Tickets were, of course, like gold dust and the 200,000 or more who went will be counting their lucky stars for a long time – well, once they've got back home and managed to dry out all their gear.

Fortunately, the armchair experience from the BBC was one to remember too with Glastonbury 2022 marking the first time the BBC has broadcast a music event in 4K. What's more, with live streams of the five biggest stages, it was a pleasure to be able to switch performances without having to trek the 40 minutes between each venue. 

Best of all, most of the bigger shows are still there to enjoy until the end of July 2022 which should give you a chance to pretty much see them all and decide for yourself what the very best gig was at Glastonbury 2022. So, read on for all the information or how to watch Glastonbury 2022 on-demand from anywhere in the world.

Watch Glastonbury 2022 free live stream

How to watch Glastonbury 2022: live stream the BBC's free music festival coverage

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In the UK, BBC iPlayer has 127 live Glastonbury performances available to watch free (opens in new tab), on-demand and in full. Simply sign up for a BBC account (opens in new tab)  and you're good to go! UK citizen outside the UK?

Use a VPN to watch Glastonbury 2022 free on BBC iPlayer from abroad (opens in new tab) while away from home.

We recommend ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). Full instructions below.

Watch a Glastonbury 2022 live stream from abroad using a VPN

Even if you have a BBC account, you won't be able to access Glastonbury on BBC iPlayer when outside the UK. The service will know your location based on your IP address, and will automatically block your access.

A Virtual Private Network (VPN) helps you get around this obstacle. It creates a private connection between your device and the internet. There are lots of VPNs to choose from, but we think ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is one of the very best...

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How to use a VPN to watch Glastonbury 2022


Using a VPN to watch
Glastonbury 2022 is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. ExpressVPN (opens in new tab) is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. For Glastonbury Festival, you should choose 'UK' for BBC iPlayer.

3. Then head over to BBC iPlayer (opens in new tab) on your browser or device and enjoy the free Glastonbury 2022 live stream.

If, for whatever reason, you can't get it working, do remember that you have the comfort of a 30-day money back guarantee with ExpressVPN (opens in new tab). You could also try NordVPN (opens in new tab), which also comes with a 30-day money back guarantee, and Surfshark (opens in new tab) which offers 24 hour assistance.

Glastonbury 2022 line-up

Glastonbury Festival 2022 promotional poster

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Billie Eilish's headline set was on Friday, the likes of Noel Gallagher, HAIM and Paul McCartney were on Saturday. Diana Ross, Kendrick Lamar, Lorde, Elbow and more made a special Sunday.

Viewers were also treated to sets from The Libertines, Primal Scream, Foals, Little Simz, Sam Fender, YUNGBLUD, Burna Boy, Pet Shop Boys, Years and Years, Celeste, Arlo Parks, IDLES and more across the weekend.

Full line-up on the official Glastonbury Festival (opens in new tab) website.

Glastonbury 2022 weather

Glastonbury-goers were treated to temperatures of around 17 degrees Celsius with bright skies for much of the weekend evening. What rain there was, was brief. Not too hot, not too cold, this will go down as a good weather year.

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