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How to watch Glastonbury 2019 in the UK, US and abroad

Watch The Killers, The Cure, Stormzy, Miley Cyrus and Kylie Minogue perform at Glastonbury from anywhere in the world

Glastonbury – the UK’s largest music festival – is back with a bang after its 2018 hiatus, which gave the soil, organisers and nearby residents a breather.

The five-day music and cultural performing arts festival takes place next week and has a stunning lineup of over 1,000 musicians and performing artists.

Unfortunately, tickets for the event sold out many moons ago. So if you weren’t lucky enough to bag one, you’ll have to settle for watching it on TV from the comfort of your own home, with clean toilets and cheap drinks – nightmare.

Or, if you’re feeling adventurous, you can always stream it on your laptop in a tent in the garden.

The BBC will have extensive coverage of the event from day one, including over 30 hours of TV coverage and over 100 performances on iPlayer.

You can watch video content via live TV broadcasts and BBC iPlayer, as well as sing along to BBC Radio.

The BBC Sounds website and dedicated BBC Sounds app will offer both video and audio throughout the weekend.

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When is Glastonbury 2019?

Glastonbury 2019 will run from Wednesday 26 June to Sunday 30 June.

As always, it’ll be held at Worthy Farm in Somerset, England, which is about a 20-minute drive from the actual town of Glastonbury.

What started as a small hippy gathering at Worthy Farm in the village of Pilton in the 1970s has now morphed into one of the biggest festivals in the UK, with over 200,000 revellers each year.

Tickets for this year’s festival, priced at just over £250 each, sold out in just 36 minutes.

Glastonbury 2019 lineup

Glastonbury 2019 will see over 1,000 artists, bands and performing acts perform on multiple stages across five days.

The best way to keep track of who’s playing where and when – both if you’re attending the festival or following from the comfort of your home – is to download the official Glastonbury app.

The iconic Pyramid Stage will play host to some of the biggest acts in the world. On Friday, grime artist Stormzy will headline the stage after being set up by Bastille, Ms. Lauryn Hill and George Ezra.

The Proclaimers kick off Saturday’s proceedings, which will include country superstar Carrie Underwood, Anne-Marie and Janet Jackson. The final two acts on Saturday are the famous Mancunian Liam Gallagher, followed by headliners The Killers.

Sunday will see Years & Years, Kylie Minogue, Miley Cyrus and Vampire Weekend take the Pyramid Stage, while The Cure will bring Glastonbury 2019 to a close with a two-hour set.

Glastonbury 2019 lineup

How to watch Glastonbury 2019

How to watch Glastonbury in the UK

If you live in the UK, there are several ways to watch and listen to hours of Glastonbury coverage and highlights from 26 June.

Watch Glastonbury 2019 on TV

BBC One, Two and Four will be showing some of the festival’s most popular acts.

On 28 June, Friday evening, BBC Two will be airing two programmes. The first will share shows and stories from day one of the festival, while the second will air all the action from Stormzy’s headline set from 10.15pm.

Apart from live performances, you’ll also be able to watch extensive coverage of highlights, plus live footage from sets across the whole weekend.

BBC Four’s coverage will kick off on Friday night with a set from Tame Impala.

On Saturday afternoon through to the evening, you’ll be able to see more coverage from a number of acts, including The Killers’ headline set that finishes at 11.45pm.

On Sunday, BBC One will broadcast Kylie Minogue’s show and BBC Two will broadcast the full set from The Cure later in the evening.

Watch Glastonbury 2019 online

You can access over 100 separate performances via BBC iPlayer, although you’ll have to sign up for a free BBC account.

Apart from your date of birth and email address, you’ll need to provide a UK postcode to create an account if you don’t have one already.

Visit the BBC website for more details on what special features and live performances you can watch from Glastonbury 2019.

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Listen to Glastonbury 2019 on the radio

If you’d prefer to listen in, BBC Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 5 Live and 6 Music will all be airing highlights from the festival throughout the week.

Radio 1 will launch the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage live from the BBC Music Introducing stage on Thursday 27 June.

On Friday 28 June, DJ Target will kick off 1Xtra’s coverage as he hosts a warm-up party live on air. Afterwards, Stormzy’s entire set will be broadcast live for listeners.

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On Radio 2, you’ll be able to listen in to the festival live from 7.10am, with coverage continuing through until Sunday.

Radio 5 coverage will air from 11am on Sunday 30 June, and includes interviews with some of the musicians, as well as live performances.

Finally, on BBC Radio 6 you’ll be able to listen to the best bits live from 4pm on Friday 28 June, and from 1pm onwards on Saturday and Sunday.

How to watch Glastonbury 2019 in the US or anywhere else outside of the UK

If you’re on holiday outside the UK and want to watch Glastonbury abroad, your only option to watch the UK’s biggest music festival live is to use a VPN.

A VPN, or virtual private network, tricks your computer into thinking it’s in a different country to what it actually is by changing your IP address.

You can download and install a VPN onto your mobile phone, tablet or PC and set your IP address to the UK, so you’ll be able to access content that’s broadcast locally in the UK.

Not all VPNs are made equal, though. Most free VPNs aren’t good enough to stream content from abroad or have annoying data limits, so you should opt for a paid service if you want to stream Glastonbury online outside of the UK.

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Are VPNs safe and which VPN should I choose?

Most VPNs are easy and safe to use. However, if you want to make sure your internet browsing data isn’t being stored or shared by a VPN company, you should choose one that has strict policies on data usage.

Many VPN providers are based in areas such as the Virgin Islands and Panama, which have strict privacy policies and no data retention or sharing laws.

Our favourite VPN is ExpressVPN. It’s the fastest we’ve ever tested and has a strict no-log policy, meaning it won’t keep or share your web browsing data. Better still, when you sign up with ExpressVPN using the button below, you’ll get three months absolutely free if you opt for the yearly plan.

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Another VPN we highly recommend is Surfshark. It’s a great budget VPN that has 800 servers in more than 50 countries. This means you can access loads of content from places such as Amazon Prime, BBC iPlayer, Netflix and more.

Like ExpressVPN, Surfshark doesn’t log your or share your data, so you know you’re browsing history is in safe hands.

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To watch Glastonbury festival 2019 abroad using a VPN simply follow these three steps:

1. Download and install one of our two recommended VPNs.

2. Set your VPN to a UK location, such as London or Manchester.

3. Visit the BBC iPlayer website, create an account or log in to your existing account, and choose what Glastonbury 2019 content you want to watch or live stream.