Glastonbury 2023 on TV: How to watch BBC coverage of the festival

Sets from Lizzo, Blondie, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Wizkid and more will all be shown on TV

The BBC has announced full details of its Glastonbury 2023 coverage, including 40 hours of TV broadcasts and 85 hours of live radio.

The TV broadcasts will be more accessible than ever, the BBC has promised, with Pyramid Stage performances streamed live in British Sign Language for the first time.

The BBC's bumper 12-day coverage of the iconic music festival will also include the return of the dedicated Glastonbury Channel on BBC iPlayer, plus various podcasts, collections and playlists.

Here is a guide to the highlights of the BBC's Glastonbury 2023 coverage. You can also check out the Glastonbury's full line-up and stage times here.

MORE: Glastonbury 2023 stage times and line-up in full

How can I watch Glastonbury 2023 on TV?


Among the 40 hours of BBC TV coverage will be this year's headline sets from Arctic Monkeys, Guns N' Roses and Elton John. Other acts confirmed to appear on TV include Lizzo, Blondie, Fatboy Slim, Fred Again, Kelis, Lewis Capaldi, Måneskin, Raye, Yusuf / Cat Stevens and Wizkid. More will be announced in due course.

The BBC has said "there will be more sets on BBC One than ever before", with other sets being broadcast on BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four. The BBC's TV coverage will be led by Clara Amfo, Lauren Laverne, Jack Saunders and Jo Whiley.

To whet fans' appetites, the BBC will also be premiering We Love Glastonbury, a new documentary in which festival regulars including Jessie Ware and Noel Gallagher share their memories from Worthy Farm.

BBC iPlayer

Over on iPlayer, viewers will be able to navigate between live streams from five filmed stages: the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, Woodsies and Park stages. Sets from the Pyramid Stage will be shown live in Ultra HD.

For the first time, the BBC Glastonbury Webcam will have its own stream on iPlayer. It will launch at sunrise (4.30am) on Monday 19 June, allowing viewers to watch the festival build-up as well as its hustle and bustle over the main weekend.

The BBC has also said that "over 90 sets and key tracks from the five filmed stages, as well as themed performance compilations, will be available to watch on demand on BBC iPlayer throughout the weekend". These will remain on the platform for 30 days after broadcast.

On Monday 19 June, a brand new Glastonbury’s Greatest Hits channel will launch on BBC iPlayer. It will include classic performances from years gone by including Coldplay, Ed Sheeran, Pet Shop Boys and Wet Leg. This pop-up channel will also be available on iPlayer for 30 days.

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How can I listen to Glastonbury 2023 on the radio?

BBC Radio

The BBC's 85 hours of coverage will extend across Radio 1 and Radio 1 Dance, Radio 1Xtra, Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and Radio 4.

Once again, 6 Music will serve as the "radio home" of the festival by providing all-day coverage from Wednesday 21 June to Sunday 25 June. Lauren Laverne's 6 Music breakfast show will be broadcast live from the Glastonbury gates as they open on Wednesday 21 June.

On Friday 23 June, Zoe Ball's Radio 2 Breakfast Show will be broadcast live from the festival. On the same day, iconic Radio 4 show Woman’s Hour will be broadcast live from Glastonbury for the first time ever.

Radio 2 will also premiere two special programmes dedicated to Sunday night headliner Elton John, who is playing the final UK date of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road at the festival.

Wizkid's Friday night performance on the Other Stage will be broadcast as part of a three-hour Glastonbury special on Radio 1Xtra (9pm-midnight) hosted by Tiffany Calver and Kenny Allstar.

BBC Sounds

The BBC's podcast platform will be launching a range of specials including multiple shows dedicated to Lizzo, Elton John, Arctic Monkeys and Wizkid.

Also on BBC Sounds, a 'Best of Glastonbury Daily Playlist' will bring listeners highlights from the previous 24 hours at Worthy Farm.

Who's presenting the BBC's Glastonbury 2023 coverage?

The BBC's Glastonbury TV and radio presenting team will include:

  • Jack Saunders
  • Cerys Matthews
  • Craig Charles
  • Danny Howard
  • Deb Grant
  • Dermot O’Leary
  • DJ Target
  • Huw Stephens
  • Jamz Supernova
  • Jordan North
  • Lauren Laverne
  • Pete Tong
  • Sarah Story
  • Steve Lamacq
  • Tom Ravenscroft
  • Vick Hope
  • Zoe Ball.

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When I went to Glastonbury in the early 2000s it was a proper independent festival worth getting excited about. I'm sorry to say it's so mainstream now. Lizzo? Please!! She already said she doesn't make music for white or is she working on one of the food stalls? Don't they have Coachella for that kind of thang?