Glastonbury 2017 – How to watch, listen and follow this year’s festival on TV, radio and online

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This year’s Worthy Farm spectacular will take place from June 22-26 – here’s the lowdown on how to watch it all unfold from the comfort of your sofa

So you won’t be digging your tent out of the loft, scraping the remnants of last year’s mud off your wellies and heading to the glorious south west this year for Glastonbury 2017. So what?

Yeah, you heard – you don’t need a ticket to Michael and Emily Eavis’ big bash to enjoy the smorgasbord of musical talent of the epic line-up that will rock up to Somerset’s most famous farm later this month (June 22-25). Not when you can watch it all from the comfort of your sofa, bed or bathtub, anyway.

As ever, the BBC are coming to the aid of the ticketless millions, with the corporation set to cover a less-than-is-probably-healthy amount of Glastonbury this year across its multitude of channels and online outlets. Details about the Beeb’s comprehensive coverage were released today (June 5), so here’s a quick run-through of what to expect – so you can plan your own Glasto-at-home party, of course.

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This year’s Pilton Party will air on both BBC Two and BBC Four, with over 30 hours of TV coverage airing across the weekend.

BBC Two will be the go-to place to see this year’s big headliners, with Friday night (June 23) set to bring Radiohead‘s hotly-anticipated Pyramid Stage gig to screens across the country on what the channel are calling ‘Glasto Friday On Two’. Full coverage of Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran‘s headline slots will also be broadcast on BBC Two on Saturday and Sunday night respectively, while the channel will also screen Bee Gee Barry Gibb’s set in the venerated ‘Legend’s Slot’ on Sunday afternoon. Highlights of the festival will also be broadcast into the early hours on BBC Two all weekend.

BBC Four, meanwhile, will show a varied mix of sets from across the weekend, as well as highlights from an eclectic range of artists.

Check out the BBC Two schedule and BBC Four schedule for Glastonbury 2017.

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