Glastonbury 2019: BBC reveal details of TV, radio and online coverage

 Glastonbury 2019: BBC reveal details of TV, radio and online coverage

The BBC have confirmed their coverage plans for Glastonbury 2019, including over 30 hours of TV coverage and over 100 performances from the festival’s main stages.

BBC Radio Glastonbury will broadcast 24 hours a day from the Thursday of the festival until Monday on BBC Sounds, an internet streaming and catch-up service which replaced iPlayer Radio.

Pyramid Stage headliners Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure will be shown live on BBC Two each night. Stormzy’s set will also be broadcast live on BBC Radio 1 Xtra, The Killers on Radio 2 and The Cure on Radio 5 Music.

BBC at Glastonbury: Full coverage listings


  • BBC Two will show the Pyramid headliner live each night
  • BBC One will show special edition of The One Show on Friday 28th June, live at Glastonbury
  • BBC One will show Kylie Minogue’s Sunday tea-time performance live
  • BBC Two will show a daily highlights programme
  • BBC Four will show highlights and live footage from The Other Stage, West Holts, The Park, John Peel and The Pyramid. Their coverage starts with Tame Impala on Friday night and will include The Chemical Brothers, Janelle Monae and Christine & The Queens, among others.
  • Red button coverage throughout the weekend.

Great Glastonbury Headliners documentary

  • Ahead of the festival, BBC Two will show ‘Great Glastonbury Headliners’, a special programme looking back into the Glasto’ archives featuring interviews with Michael and Emily Eavis, alongside some of the artists featured.


BBC Radio 1

  • Thursday 8-11pm: Live from Silver Hayes with Annie Mac and Jack Saunders
  • Friday to Sunday 10am-4pm: Live reports throughout the day
  • Saturday 7-9pm: Stormzy highlights in DJ Target’s show (simulcast with 1Xtra)

Radio 1 Xtra

  • Friday: Warm-up party with DJ Target and special guests
  • Friday 10:15-11:45pm*: Full live coverage of Stormzy’s headline slot
  • Friday night until 1am: Stormzy afterparty with Sir Spyro

*Estimated time based on Glastonbury festival set times

Radio 2

  • Friday 7-10am: The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show live from Glastonbury with live music from Sheryl Crow and guest appearances from Basil Brush, Bjorn Again and Kylie Minogue.
  • Saturday 4-7pm: Glastonbury highlights with Jo Whiley
  • Saturday 9:45-11:45pm*: Full live coverage of The Killers’ headline slot
  • Sunday afternoon: Highlights, live music and interviews with Jo Whiley, plus a special gig on the BBC Introducing stage
  • Sunday 3:45-5pm*: Full live coverage of Kylie Minogue’s Pyramid Stage performance

*Estimated time based on Glastonbury festival set times

5 Live

  • Sunday 11am-noon: Live show with Laura Whitmore chatting to festivalgoers and some of the artists performing

6 Music

  • Friday 4-7pm: Steve Lamacq backstage at the BBC Introducing stage. Special guests include Fontaines DC and IDLES.
  • Saturday 1-4pm: Lauren Laverne live from Glastonbury
  • Sunday 1-4pm: Mark Radcliffe live from Glastonbury
  • Sunday 8pm-midnight: Steve Lamacq, including The Cure’s set
  • Sunday 9:30-11:30pm*: Full live coverage of The Cure’s headline slot

*Estimated time based on Glastonbury festival set times


  • Over 100 performances in full on iPlayer for 30 days after broadcast.
  • Highlights from the BBC Introducing stage.
  • A continuous Must Watch Glastonbury stream, with back to back sets from across the stages.
  • Exclusive backstage shows and pictures
  • The Glastocam panoramic webcam is currently live, showing the Glastonbury build taking place and some beautiful sunsets.

James Stirling, Head of BBC Music & BBC Music Introducing, said: “BBC Music is delighted to be returning to Glastonbury this year – giving audiences such a wide range of ways to watch and listen to the best of the festival, whether they’re at home or on the move.

“Glastonbury 2019 on the BBC will see BBC Radio Glastonbury on BBC Sounds, over 30 hours of coverage on BBC TV and live broadcasts across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and for the first time – 5 live. There’ll also be over 100 performances from the main stages at Glastonbury available to view on BBC iPlayer – bringing all the variety of this world-famous festival to audiences – whenever and wherever they want to tune in.”

Charlotte Lock, Launch Director of BBC Sounds, said: “For the first time, listeners can hear Glastonbury delights 24 hours a day, all at the touch of a button on BBC Sounds. Our curated BBC Radio Glastonbury stream will be live from Thursday through to Monday, making BBC Sounds the place for music fans who want an access-all-areas pass.”

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