How to watch Glastonbury 2024 from anywhere on the planet - your guide to streaming the UK festival

A crowd gathers at the Glastonbury festival Pyramid Stage
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At a glance

SZA performing live wearing a yellow top

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When: 26-30 June, 2024
Where: Worthy Farm, Somerset, UK
Headliners: Dua Lipa, Coldplay, SZA (Pyramid Stage); Idles, Disclosure, The National (Other Stage)
Legends slot: Shania Twain
Watch in the UK: BBC iPlayer for free
Watch outside UK: Nord VPN for only $3.09

Worthy Farm in Somerset, UK is currently abuzz with more than 200,000 music fans eagerly kickstarting a jam-packed weekend of eclectic music, art, activism and immersion in a wild alternative reality. With headliners Dua Lipa, SZA and Coldplay topping a bill that spans hundreds of bands, DJs and artists performing across countless stages, Glasto is undoubtedly the biggest event on the live music calendar. 

If you were one of the many people who didn’t manage to snap up tickets in the lottery, or simply prefer the idea of enjoying the show at home, a large number of Glasto performances will be broadcast both online, on terrestrial TV and on the radio. This guide details how to watch Glastonbury 2024 from wherever you are in the world, and on whatever device you prefer.

The BBC has already announced its broadcast schedule for the weekend so you can map out your viewing. It’s already been confirmed that you will be able to watch all three Pyramid Stage headliners this year; Dua Lipa on the Friday, SZA on the Saturday and SZA closing the event on the Sunday.

How to watch Glastonbury 2024 in the UK

The easiest way to tune into some of the biggest performances across the weekend is via the BBC iPlayer where you can watch many of the performances live, or catch-up at your convenience. iPlayer is totally free, you just need to sign up for an account and have a TV licence. iPlayer can be viewed on mobile devices via the app and on most smart TVs.

Terrestrial TV channels BBC One, Two, Three and Four will also be broadcasting the headliner sets alongside highlights from some of the other stages. You can watch on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

How to watch Glastonbury 2024 outside the UK

If you live outside the UK or you’re out of the country right now, you may be thinking you can’t watch your favourite artists perform this weekend, but you can! iPlayer can be accessed via the help of a VPN. These Virtual Private Networks are used to change the location of your IP address, therefore tricking the streaming service into thinking you are, in fact, viewing from the UK.

Right now, our VPN of choice is Nord VPN, and they currently offer a 30-day moneyback guarantee and it's just $3.09 per month after that window has closed (so, in theory, you could sign up, cancel within the 30-day window and pay nothing...). Nord is our top choice because it's super fast, easy to use and works on a wide range of devices.

Keep reading for our guide to using a VPN (clue: it's mega easy). 

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Our VPN of choice is NordVPN. It’s quick and compatible with just about any streaming device around. All plans offer a 30-day money-back guarantee, and at just $3.09 a month after that, we think it's excellent value.

Got your VPN of choice downloaded? Here’s the three simple steps you need to follow to get it up and running and watch Glastonbury this weekend:

  1. Install your chosen VPN: Many VPNs, including NordVPN, are compatible with most devices you can think of, whether that’s your smartphone, tablet or laptop.
  2. Connect to an appropriate server: Within your VPN, select the appropriate location for the content you want to consume. For iPlayer/Glastonbury you'll need to set it to the UK.
  3. Load up the service you want: Now you can login to BBC iPlayer and scratch that Glastonbury itch!

2024 TV highlights

Want to know which of your favourite acts you can actually watch on iPlayer? Here's a full breakdown of the three days of BBC coverage. 


BBC Four 7.30 Sugababes and Paul Heaton

BBC Two 7.30pm: Friday Night Part 1 featuring the Sugababes, Anne Marie and Paul Heaton

BBC Four 9pm: Dexys and PJ Harvey

BBC Two 9pm: Friday Night Part 2, featuring Dua Lipa

BBC Four 10.15pm: Idles

BBC One 10pm: Dua Lipa

BBC Four 11.30pm: Jungle

BBC Two 12.15am: Friday Night Part 4


BBC Two 5pm: Saturday Night Part 1

BBC Four 7pm: Corinne Bailey Rae and The Last Dinner Party

BBC Four 8pm: Keane and Nitin Sawhney

BBC Two 9pm: Saturday Night Part 2

BBC Four 9.15pm: Orbital

BBC One 10pm: Coldplay

BBC Four 10.15pm: Jessie Ware

BBC Four 11.45pm: Disclosure

BBC Two midnight: Saturday Night Part 4


BBC One 6.15pm: Shania Twain

BBC Four 7pm: Seasick Steve and Paloma Faith

BBC Two 7.30pm: Sunday Night Part 2

BBC Four 8.30pm: Steel Pulse and Brittany Howard

BBC Two 9pm: Sunday Night Part 3

BBC Four 9.45pm: The National

BBC One 10pm: SZA

BBC Four 11.15pm: Glastonbury 2024

BBC Two 11.45pm: Sunday Night Part 4

Full Glastonbury 2024 line-up

Glastonbury Festival 2024 line-up poster

(Image credit: Glastonbury)

Head to the official Glastonbury website for a full list of artists and their stage times over the weekend

Can I listen to Glastonbury on the radio?

If you prefer to just listen and avoid the endless sea of flags from the TV coverage, there are plenty of options on the radio, too. The BBC have promised 90 hours of coverage across Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 4 and the BBC Sounds app

What's more, 6 Music all-day coverage until Monday July 1, broadcasting over 54 hours of live shows from Glastonbury. The channel will also join forces with BBC Sounds’ Sidetracked, broadcasting three Glastonbury podcast specials Friday, Saturday and Sunday. You can listen between from 6 and 7pm each night.

On Monday, 6 Music will also play host to the The Morning After Glastonbury show, broadcasting hours of highlights from the weekend.

Can I watch any of last year’s performances?

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Watch On

Yes you can. That's the beauty of the BBC's Glasto coverage - you'll never be short of something to watch. You can currently watch 2023 highlights, plus a host of classic sets from the likes of Radiohead and highlights of previous events, alongside the fantastic 50th anniversary documentary which includes footage of Glasto through the ages, from Bowie to Billie.

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