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21st Jun 2019 | by Alexander Copley

Glastonbury 2019


The biggest weekend in the world of music is back! After a much-needed break last summer to rejuvenate Worthy Farm, the legendary Glastonbury Festival takes place from the 26th June to 1st July – and it’s bigger than ever.

An iconic fixture on the global festival calendar, the Somerset event welcomes thousands of acts from around the world across hundreds of stages. To discover more about Glasto, as well as loads of other brilliant UK festivals, check out our 2019 festival guide here. And if you’re heading to a festival this summer, take a look at our packing guide of festival essentials.

If you’re not one of the lucky bunch to have a ticket to the festival, you can still enjoy unprecedented access to a fantastic weekend of live music all from your digital radio. Whether at home or on the move, tune in to explosive headline sets from the Pyramid Stage and beyond or discover breakthrough acts from across this year’s epic line-up. The choices are endless.

As ever, BBC Radio is your destination for all things Glastonbury – broadcasting live performances and highlights from across five stations.


Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Jack Saunders will launch the BBC’s Glastonbury 2019 on Thursday 27th June from 8-11pm, bringing listeners interviews, live DJ sets and performances from special guests.

Throughout the weekend, from 10am-4pm, Jack will be reporting back to the Radio 1 studio in London live from the festival site, bringing all the latest news from Worthy Farm.

DJ Target will kick off 1Xtra’s coverage Friday, hosting a warm-up show ahead of Stormzy’s much-anticipated Pyramid Stage headline set, which will be broadcast live on the station. Sir Spyro will then continue the celebrations until 1am.

If you missed Stormzy’s set, you will have the opportunity to listen to highlights on DJ Target’s Saturday show, which will be simulcast on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.


The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show will be broadcast live from Glastonbury Friday morning, with live music from Sheryl Crow. Zoe will also be chatting to Kylie Minogue, who is set to perform the legend slot on the Pyramid Stage Sunday afternoon.

Saturday afternoon, Jo Whiley will be going live from Worthy Farm, bringing highlights from the festival so far. Later that day, listeners can tune in to The Killers’ headline show from the Pyramid Stage.

Jo will be back on Sunday afternoon with more interviews, live music, highlights and Kylie Minogue’s live performance.


On Sunday, 30 June, Laura Whitmore will be bringing the sights and sounds of Glastonbury to Radio 5 live listeners – chatting to crowd members and performing artists.


Expect hours of live coverage over the weekend from digital-only station 6 Music. On Friday afternoon, Steve Lamacq will be broadcasting from backstage at the BBC Music Introducing stage. He’ll be joined by special guests, including Fontaines DC and IDLES and roaming around the festival site.

On Saturday, Lauren Laverne will be live from the festival, with Mark Radcliffe and Steve Lamacq bringing live music and highlights from Sunday, culminating with The Cure’s headline slot that evening.

To find out more  plan your weekend of listening, head over to the BBC Glastonbury website.


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