Glastonbury 2024: BBC announce plans to livestream performances globally

Meta Description: Experience Glastonbury Festival live from anywhere in the world! The BBC will livestream performances by Dua Lipa and Coldplay for global audiences. Discover more about this groundbreaking coverage.

BBC to Livestream Glastonbury Festival Performances Globally

Ahead of the Glastonbury Festival taking place this weekend in Somerset, the BBC has unveiled plans to livestream performances globally for the first time. This historic move allows music lovers worldwide to experience the magic of Glastonbury live.

BBC’s Partnership with Glastonbury Festival

Since 1997, the BBC has been the official broadcasting partner of the iconic Glastonbury Festival. In recent years, the BBC has expanded its coverage through its streaming service, iPlayer, enabling viewers in the UK to enjoy the festival from home. Now, the BBC has announced that overseas music fans can also enjoy the festival thanks to the recently relaunched

Global Livestream Highlights

For the first time, international viewers can watch Dua Lipa’s performance on the Pyramid Stage on June 28th and Coldplay’s headline set on June 29th. While the majority of the festival’s events will remain exclusive to UK audiences, this move marks a significant step in expanding Glastonbury’s global reach.

Statements from BBC Executives

Tara Maitra, chief commercial officer at BBC Studios, described Glastonbury as “an icon of British culture.” Maitra stated, “This livestream will give fans around the globe a front row seat to headline performances like never before. This is just the latest example of our focus on bringing more culture-defining moments like Glastonbury to fans on our platforms outside the UK.”

Lorna Clarke, the BBC’s director of music, echoed this sentiment, explaining, “We are incredibly proud of our coverage. It enables millions of people to access the magic of Emily and Michael Eavis’ festival each year. The global streams of Dua Lipa and Coldplay’s performances are another exciting addition to our offer, allowing us to unite music fans across the world with the opportunity to experience these world-class performances as they happen.”

Glastonbury 2024 Headliners and Highlights

Glastonbury Festival is set to run from June 26th until June 30th, headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA. Emily Eavis, co-organizer of Glastonbury, recently revealed her dream headliner: Kate Bush. During an appearance on the BBC Sounds podcast, Sidetracked with Annie and Nick, Eavis expressed her wish to have Kate Bush perform, stating she has “put it out there” to Bush’s team.

Experience Glastonbury Festival Live

Far Out will be on the ground at Worthy Farm to provide exclusive coverage directly from Pilton. Don’t miss this chance to experience Glastonbury Festival live, wherever you are in the world, thanks to the BBC’s groundbreaking global livestream.

Leave a Comment