BBC Radio Glastonbury to cover the world‘s most iconic music festival
A special BBC Radio Glastonbury channel on BBC Sounds will form part of the BBC’s coverage of this year’s Glastonbury Festival, which makes a much anticipated comeback after a fallow year.
There will also be more live coverage across Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, 5 Live and 6 Music from the event, which runs from 26th June to 1st July.
BBC Radio Glastonbury on BBC Sounds will carry live programmes from across the networks as well as catch up on performances and a chance to hear archive content. There will also be Glastonbury-themed music mixes such as So 90s, The Morning After Mix and Road Trip Records.
DJs at the event this year include Annie Mac, Clara Amfo, DJ Target, Edith Bowman, Gemma Cairney, Huw Stephens, Jack Saunders, James Ballardie, Jo Whiley, Laura Whitmore, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Sir Spyro, Steve Lamacq, Yasser and Zoe Ball.
Here’s a look at what some of the stations will be doing…
BBC Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra
Radio 1’s Annie Mac and Jack Saunders will launch the BBC’s Glastonbury 2019 coverage live from the BBC Music Introducing Stage in Silver Hayes on Thursday 27th June. From 8pm-11pm, Annie and Jack will be bringing listeners interviews, live DJ sets and performances from special guests. On Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th June, 10-4pm, Jack will be reporting back to the Radio 1 studio in London from the festival site, keeping listeners up to date on all the latest news from Worthy Farm.
On Friday 28th June, DJ Target will kick off 1Xtra’s coverage as he hosts a warm-up party live on air, joined by special guests, ahead of Stormzy’s much anticipated headline set. Following Stormzy’s show, which will be broadcast on 1Xtra, Sir Spyro will continue the celebrations until 1am.
There will be another chance to listen to highlights from Stormzy’s headline set on Saturday 29th June in DJ Target’s 7pm-9pm show, which will be simulcast on Radio 1 and Radio 1Xtra.
On Friday 28th June, 7am-10am, The Zoe Ball Breakfast Show will come live from Glastonbury, giving listeners a taste of what it’s like to be at the UK’s biggest festival. Zoe will have live music from Sheryl Crow, plus guest appearances from Basil Brush and Bjorn Again and Zoe will be chatting to Kylie Minogue as she prepares to perform in the famous legend slot on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon.
On Saturday afternoon, Jo Whiley will be live on Radio 2 from Worthy Farm from 4pm-7pm bringing highlight moments from the festival so far. Radio 2 will return to Glastonbury later that evening from 9pm-midnight, when listeners can tune in to hear The Killers’ headline show from the Pyramid Stage.
Jo will be back on Radio 2 on Sunday afternoon with more interviews, live music and highlights from the weekend so far. Plus she’ll be bringing Kylie Minogue’s show in the legends slot to audiences at home, and introducing a special Radio 2 gig from the BBC Introducing stage.
From 11am-midday on Sunday 30th June, Laura Whitmore will be bringing the sights and sounds of Sunday morning at Glastonbury to Radio 5 Live listeners, chatting to festival-goers, as well as some of the musicians and artists performing.
6 Music will be bringing music lovers hours of live coverage direct from Worthy Farm. Steve Lamacq will be broadcasting from backstage at BBC Music Introducing on Friday 28th June, 4pm-7pm. He’ll be joined by special guests including Fontaines DC and Ivor Novello award-winning band IDLES as they prepare for their Glastonbury debut, as well as roaming around the festival site. On Saturday, Lauren Laverne will be live on air from 1pm-4pm. Mark Radcliffe will bring listeners the latest from the festival on the Sunday from 1-4pm and Steve Lamacq will be back from 8pm-midnight with a show featuring live music from The Cure as they perform on the Pyramid Stage that evening. Plus, 6 Music will be linking-up with Matt Everitt across the weekend, who will be keeping listeners up to date with all the latest news from Pilton.