How to watch Glastonbury live stream 2024 — TV channels, headliners, set times, dates, weather

The Pyramid stage lit up with thousands of fans during a Glastonbury Festival headline set
(Image credit: BBC)

The countdown clock on the official website is ticking ever closer to zero, with the Glastonbury gates soon set to welcome in more than 200,000 people for one of the biggest parties on the festival calendar and a huge roster of acts headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA and Shania Twain.

But if you're in the huge number that missed out on tickets or prefer to enjoy the fun from the comfort of your own home, then you can still take in the festival vibes and all that live music. Just follow our guide to watch free Glastonbury 2024 live streams and from wherever you are in the world – with the BBC promising "over 90 hours of live performances from the five main stages".

Glastonbury 2024 preview

The four names at the top of the 2024 Glastonbury Festival poster tell a story of how father-daughter organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have made history. With three out of the four female, it's a direct response to the anger and dismay at the all-male headliners of last year.

Dua Lipa gets her turn on the Pyramid Stage first on Friday night, following LCD Soundsystem and double Mercury Prize winner PJ Harvey. The singer-cum-model-cum-actress-cum-podcaster is riding high after an appearance in film Argylle and release of her third studio album Radical Optimism.

Glasto veterans Coldplay top the bill on Saturday. Chris Martin and his band really made their name at the festival back in 2000, with a memorable performance of their first major hit Yellow. And they haven't looked back – this will be their record-breaking fifth headline appearance on the Pyramid.

If you haven't heard of SZA, then you soon will. The American artist combines elements of soul, R&B and hip hop to create a sound that has earned her two Platinum-selling albums and four Grammy Awards over a decade-long career. She'll have the benefit of a crowd whipped into a frenzy by the singalong country stylings of Shania Twain.

Don't impress you much? Well, with more than 3,000 acts, there truly is something for everybody at Glastonbury Festival. This year they include Little Simz, Janelle Monae, Keane, Paloma Faith, Cyndi Lauper, Idles, Justice, The National, Disclosure, Avril Lavigne, Faithless and many, many more.

As ever, the BBC is going all out on its Glastonbury coverage. The festival is one of the jewels in its crown, and it has now announced that it's putting out six weeks of build-up, live coverage and highlights across TV, BBC iPlayer, radio and BBC Sounds. The station makes it available in 4K UHD, and – unlike the folk at Worthy Farm – you get a comfortable bed, hot shower and no queues for the loos to contend with either!

One of the world's biggest music and arts festivals is just around the corner. So read on for all the information on how to watch Glastonbury 2024 from anywhere in the world, including TV channels, watching in 4K, the full line-up from the big five stages and early weather predictions.

Glastonbury 2024 latest news

With less than a week to go before the gates open, all eyes are looking towards the skies – and the weather apps. The forecast for Worthy Farm seems to change daily; grey clouds and rain drops one moment, bright sunshine and 25-degree heat the next. At the time of writing, it's the former, so expect to see plenty of wellies and brollies in the crowd.

The other focal point is the subject of who will play the secret TBA slot at the Woodsies stage on Saturday afternoon. Kasabian and Kings of Leons have emerged as early favorites. with names as diverse as The Smile (Thom Yorke's latest Radiohead offshoot), Harry Styles and, for the truly optimistic, Taylor Swift.

Not unusually for Glastonbury Festival, there is a big focus on climate activism in the lead up to this year's event, which officially starts on Wednesday 26th June. To keep CO2 emissions as low as possible, the organizers are recommending revellers take the train to and from Somerset and use robust tents that can be taken home and reused.

This year's Official Glastonbury App (from Vodafone) for iOS and Android went live on 7th June, featuring latest Glastonbury news, a line-up clash finder, interactive map and integrated Worthy FM tool – the festival's own radio station. The yearly tradition of choreographing a flashmob dance to coincide with Shania Twain's legends slot has also been announced.

Watch Glastonbury 2024 free live streams

In the UK, the BBC iPlayer features hour upon hour of live Glastonbury Festival performances and backstage access available to watch free, on-demand and in full. Simply sign up with your email address and you're good to go!

Scroll down a little further for a full summary of this year's immense coverage on the BBC.

UK citizen outside the UK? Use a VPN to watch Glastonbury 2024 free on BBC iPlayer from abroad while away from home.

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Watch Glastonbury 2024 live streams from abroad with a VPN

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How to use a VPN to watch Glastonbury 2024 live online

Using a VPN to watch Glastonbury 2024 is incredibly simple:

1. Install the VPN of your choice. NordVPN is the one we recommend.

2. Open up the VPN app and choose the location of the service you wish to access. To watch Glastonbury Festival, you would choose a 'UK' server to watch the BBC's coverage.

3. Head to BBC iPlayer on your browser or device and enjoy the free Glastonbury 2024 live stream.

The Pyramid Stage, crowd and flags at the Glastonbury Festival

(Image credit: Getty Images / Matt Cardy)

Watch Glastonbury 2024 on the BBC

With Glastonbury Festival getting bigger and bigger each year, so does the BBC's coverage. For 2024, it has announced six weeks of build-up and coverage running from 3rd June to 14th July.

In addition to over 90 hours of on the BBC iPlayer and 90 on its radio channels, it's announced an entirely new TV channel, too. Glastonbury Channel II is "bringing viewers a round-up of the unmissable moments from each day of the festival".

Plus, there are exclusive interviews with headliners Dua Lipa and Coldplay and other special shows about the performers presented by Annie Macmanus and Nick Grimshaw.

Other presenters across the BBC will include: Arielle Free, Cerys Matthews, Clara Amfo, Craig Charles, Danny Howard, Deb Grant, Dermot O’Leary, DJ Target, Emily Pilbeam, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, Jamie Laing, Jamz Supernova, Jo Whiley, Katie Thistleton, Lauren Laverne, Matt Everitt, Nathan Shepherd, Sarah Story, SHERELLE, Tom Ravenscroft, Vick Hope, and Zoe Ball.

Watch Glastonbury 2024 in 4K HDR

The BBC has been showing Glastonbury Festival coverage in Ultra HD since 2022. As well as live, dozens of sets will be available to watch on-demand for 30 days after the event on BBC iPlayer.

Every set from the Pyramid Stage – including headline acts Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA – will be available to watch on iPlayer in 4K HDR on compatible devices.

Watch Glastonbury 2024: weather watch

With a couple of weeks still remaining before the Festival begins, predicting the Somerset weather is surely a fool's errand. And the Met Office's long-term forecast is unsurprisingly vague.

So far, it's suggesting there will be a combination of sunny spells and heavy showers through the weekend. So best to pack your wellies and your Birks if Worthy Farm is your destination at the end of June.

The festival dates are now beginning to come into few on weather apps like the BBC's, although the accuracy this far out isn't always to be relied on. But if there are straws you want to clutch, it's so far reporting "light cloud and a gentle breeze".

Glastonbury 2024 headliners and line-up

Top of the official poster for Glastonbury 2024 showing the acts set to perform on the Pyramid Stage

(Image credit: Glastonbury)

All time listed are local BST

FRIDAY 28th June

Pyramid Stage
Dua Lipa: 10pm - 11.45pm
LCD Soundsytem: 7.45pm - 9pm
PJ Harvey: 6pm - 7pm
Paul Heaton: 4.15pm - 5.15pm
Seventeen: 2.45pm - 3.45pm
Olivia Deane: 1.15pm - 2.15pm
Squeeze: 12pm t 12.45pm

Other Stage
Idles: 10.15pm - 11.30pm
D-Block Europe: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Anne-Marie: 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Bombay Bicycle Club: 5.15pm - 6.15pm
Confidence Man: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Headie One: 2.15pm - 3.15pm
The Snuts: 1pm - 1.45pm
Annie Mac: 11.30am - 12.30pm

West Holts Stage
Jungle: 10.15pm - 11.45pm
Heilung: 8.15pm - 9.30pm
Danny Brown: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Sugababes: 4.55pm - 5.55pm
Noname: 3.30pm - 4.25pm
Squid:
Asha Puthli:
Sofia Kourtesis: 11am - 12pm

Woodsies
Jamie XX: 10.30pm - 11.45pm
Sampha: 9pm - 10pm
Declan McKenna: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Arlo Parks: 6pm - 7pm
The Vaccines: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Kenya Grace: 3.15pm - 4pm
Remi Wolf: 2pm - 2.45pm
Lambrini Girls: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Voice of Baceprot: 11.30am - 12.15pm

The Park Stage
Fontaines D.C.: 11pm - 12.15am
King Krule: 9.15pm - 10.15pm
Aurora: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Dexys: 6pm - 7pm
This Is the Kit: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
The Mary Wallopers: 3.15pm - 4pm
Barry Can't Swim: 2pm - 2.45pm
Moonchild Sanelly: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Lynks: 11.30am - 12.10pm


SATURDAY 29th June

Pyramid Stage
Coldplay: 9.45pm - 11.45pm
Little Simz: 7.45pm - 8.45pm
Michael Kiwanuka: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Keane: 4pm - 5pm
Cyndi Lauper: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
Ayra Starr: 1.15pm - 2pm
Femi Kuti: 12pm - 12.45pm

Other Stage
Disclosure: 10.30pm - 11.45pm
The Streets: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Camila Cabello: 6.45pm - 7.45pm
Bloc Party: 5.15pm - 6.15pm
The Last Dinner Party: 3.45pm - 4.45pm
Tems: 2.15pm - 3.15pm
The Staves: 1pm - 1.45pm
Jamie Webster: 11.45am - 12.30pm

West Holts Stage
Jessie Ware: 10.15pm - 11.45pm
Masego: 8.30pm - 9.30pm
Black Pumas: 7pm - 8pm
Nitin Sawhney: 5.30pm - 6.30pm
Corinne Bailey Rae: 4pm - 5pm
Alogte Oho & His Sounds of Joy: 2.30pm - 3.30pm
The Skatalites: 1pm - 2pm
47Soul: 11.30am - 12.30pm

Woodsies
Gossip: 10.30pm - 11.45pm
Sleaford Mods: 9pm - 10pm
Yard Act 7.30pm - 8.30pm
TBA: 6pm - 7pm
Fat White Family: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Soccer Mommy: 3.15pm - 4pm
Mannequin Pussy: 2pm - 2.45pm
High Vis: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Kneecap: 11.30am - 12.15pm

The Park Stage
Peggy Gou 11pm - 12.15am
Orbital : 9.15pm - 10.15pm
The Breeders: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Lankum: 6pm - 7pm
Arooj Aftab: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Otoboke Beaver: 3.15pm - 4pm
Bar Italia: 2pm - 2.45pm
Kara Jackson: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Johnny Flynn: 11.10am - 12.10pm


Sunday 30th June

Pyramid Stage
SZA: 9.30pm - 11.15pm 21:30 - 23:15
Burna Boy: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Janelle Monae: 5.45pm - 6.45pm
Shania Twain: 3.45pm - 5pm
Paloma Faith: 1.45pm - 2.45pm
Seasick Steve: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
Interlinked Ballet: 11.30am - 12pm

Other Stage
The National: 9.45pm - 11.15pm
Two Door Cinema Club: 7.45pm - 8.45pm
Avril Lavigne: 6pm - 7pm
Nothing But Thieves: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
James: 3pm - 4pm
Soft Play: 1.45pm - 2.30pm
Rachel Chinouriri: 12.30pm - 1.15pm
The Zutons: 11.15am - 12pm

West Holts Stage
Justice: 10pm - 11.15pm
Nia Archives: 8pm - 9pm
Brittany Howard: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Jordan Rakei: 5pm - 6pm
Steel Pulse: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Balming Tiger: 2pm - 3pm
Jalen Ngonda: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Matthew Halsall: 11am - 12pm

Woodsies
James Blake: 9.30pm - 10.45pm
Romy: 8pm - 9pm
Kim Gordon: 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Alvvays: 5pm - 6pm
Blondshell: 3.30pm - 4.30pm
Newdad: 2pm - 3pm
The Ks: 12.30pm - 1.30pm
Jayahadadream: 11.15am - 12pm

The Park Stage
London Grammar: 9.15pm - 10.30pm
Ghetts: 7.30pm - 8.30pm
Mount Kimbie: 6pm - 7pm
Baxter Dury: 4.30pm - 5.30pm
Mdou Moctar: 3.15pm - 4pm
Psychedelic Porn Crumpets: 2pm - 2.45pm
Lime Garden: 12.45pm - 1.30pm
Problem Patterns: 11.30am - 12.15pm

Full line-up on the official Glastonbury Festival website, including non-televised stages.

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