When is Glastonbury Festival 2017 on tv?
The BBC today announced its plans for broadcasting the world’s best-known music festival - Glastonbury.
Once again the BBC is the place to watch and listen to all the best sets from Worthy Farm, from headline performances to emerging new artists across TV, Radio and Online. In 1997, BBC Two broadcast from Glastonbury for the first time capturing Radiohead playing their seminal set on the Pyramid Stage.
Now 20 years on, BBC Two will be devoting Friday night to an evening with Radiohead, broadcasting their headline set on the Friday night, as well as the whole of the performances by headliners Foo Fighters on Saturday and Ed Sheeran on Sunday, along with legendary Bee Gee, Barry Gibb, who is performing in the much loved Sunday teatime slot.
This year there will be over 30 hours of Glastonbury on TV across BBC Two and BBC Four, with more hours on BBC Two in peak than ever before. BBC Radio 3 will be broadcasting from the festival for the first time, treating their listeners to the very best of world music. BBC Radio 1, BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio 6 Music will all host live shows from Worthy Farm. Online, the BBC will be streaming 120 performances from six stages across the festival, all in HD and available to watch on BBC iPlayer, both live and on demand throughout the weekend and beyond.
Bob Shennan, Director BBC Radio & Music, says: “Glastonbury on the BBC has become the pop music highlight of the British summer. BBC Music is thrilled to be offering music lovers so many ways to experience the unique atmosphere of the world’s most famous music festival - at home or on the move.
"This year we will broadcast 30 hours of TV coverage, as well as live broadcasts on Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music and for the first time, Radio 3. There will be well over 100 performances streamed online - bringing an unsurpassed range of music to our audience, from multi-million selling headline acts to emerging artists on the BBC Music Introducing stage.”
This year BBC Two will have more hours of Glastonbury in peak time than ever before and will be the home of some fantastic music from the Pyramid Stage. On Friday BBC Two will bring viewers Glasto Friday On Two, an evening with Radiohead, broadcasting their full headline set as they mark 20 years since the release of OK Computer. On Saturday BBC Two will show the Foo Fighters’ first appearance at Worthy Farm since 1998. Fans will also be able to see Ed Sheeran’s only UK festival appearance this summer and his first time headlining Glastonbury.
In the Sunday afternoon Legends slot, BBC Two will be joining in the sing-along as Bee Gee Barry Gibb takes to the stage, following his guest appearance with Coldplay last year. BBC Two will be showing highlights from a range of artists on all stages across Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
BBC Four will also be showing a variety of whole sets from acts across all stages, as well as highlights from an eclectic mix of music.
The presenting team hosting the TV shows will be Alice Levine, Clara Amfo, Huw Stephens, James Ballardie, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe and Nick Grimshaw.