Virtual Glastonbury: The best online sets and happenings



As what should have been Glastonbury weekend approaches, Getintothis’ Banjo looks at how we can get our festival fix in its absence.

With Glastonbury cancelled due to the pandemic lockdown, this weekend will see tens of thousands of Glastonbury lovers at something of a loose end.

But we need not worry to much, as Glastonbury and the BBC are set to bring us hundreds of sets, streamed on various platforms, over the next few days.

BBC1, BBC 4, iPlayer, Radio 1 and 6 Music will be providing the soundtrack for many a Glastonbury party, whilst the Glastonbury web site has music, films, holistic healing workshops and more from a wide selection of their stages, from the world famous Pyramid Stage to lesser known but still loved areas, such as the Stonebridge Bar and The Wormhole.

With people all over the country preparing to celebrate Glast-home-bury, here is as comprehensive a list of the events, gigs, DJ sets and happenings as we could muster.

Get your wellies, flip flops, waterproofs and sunblock ready everyone and open a pear cider, we’re heading to Glastonbury!

The Glastonbury Website

Main Stage Playlists

For main stage vibes, the Glastonbury website offers Spotify and Apple Music playlists for the Pyramid Stage, The Other Stage, West Holts, The Park, The John Peel Stage.

The Fields of Avalon will be holding their own virtual festival. Details are scarce at the moment, but events can be accessed on the Fields of Avalon Facebook page from 10.00am Wednesday.

Block9 will also be going online for the weekend. Friday sees them offer the best DJ sets from the Block9 archive, via their website and Saturday has a party with Norman Jay, DJ Paulette, Heidi and Batu on their YouTube channel.

The Common has livestreamed DJ sets, as does The Unfairground.

Arcadia offers highlights from previous years and news sets, while The Glade Area will be streaming DJ sets from artists that should have been playing this year and has a tribute to Andrew Weatherall.

Glasto Latino has live salsa and tango dance classes from Friday to Sunday while The Wormhole has a selection of DJs sharing the best in Jazz, African, Latin and global dance grooves from 9.00pm each night.

The Healing Fields offer holistic healing workshops and the Greencrafts Village give us all a chance to re-energise with some craft workshops.

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Friday June 26
The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8:30pm, BBC Two
Elbow: Glastonbury 2011, 9pm, BBC Four
Beyonce: Glastonbury 2011, 10pm, BBC Two
Arthur Lee and Love: Forever Changes: Glastonbury 2003, 10pm, BBC Four
Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 11pm, BBC Four
Jay-Z: Glastonbury 2008, 11:30pm, BBC Four
Glastonbury 2019, 11:30pm, BBC Two

Saturday 27 June
Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 7pm, BBC Four
Toots and the Maytals: Glastonbury 2010, 7:30pm, BBC Four
The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8pm, BBC Two
Adele: Glastonbury 2016, 9:30pm, BBC Two
The Chemical Brothers: Glastonbury 2000, 10:20pm, BBC Four
Coldplay: Glastonbury 2016, 11:10pm, BBC Two
Best of Glastonbury 2000, 11:10pm, BBC Four

Sunday 28 June
The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8pm, BBC Two
Nile Rodgers and Chic: Glastonbury 2017, 8pm, BBC Two
Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 9pm, BBC Four
David Bowie: Glastonbury 2000, 9:30pm, BBC Two
Amy Winehouse: Glastonbury 2007, 9:30pm, BBC Four
Best of Glastonbury 2011, 10:30pm, BBC Two
Ed Sheeran: Glastonbury 2017, 11:30pm, BBC Two

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BBC iPlayer

The iPlayer is currently streaming over 20 live sets from Glastonbury past.

The Chemical Brothers
Sheryl Crow
The Charlatans
Mac DeMarco
The Wombats
Pale Waves
Fontaines D.C.
Michael Kiwanuka
Neneh Cherry
Ezra Collective
Sharon Van Etten
Freya Ridings
Mavis Staples
Little Simz
The Streets  

As well as this, there is a packed schedule of sets that will be streamed over the weekend and straight into Monday on the BBC’s dedicated Glastonbury channel and even the tantalising promise of ‘Special Guests’.


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds 10.00
Laura Marling 11.30
The Charlatans 12.30
Fontaines DC 13.30
IDLES 14.30
Little Simz 15.30
LCD Soundsystem 16.30
Primal Scream 18.00
The Cure 19.30
Special Guests 21.30
Radiohead 23.30


Lana Del Ray 10.00
Mark Ronson 11.00
Lewis capaldi 12.00
Sigrid 13.00
The XX 14.00
Billie Eilish 15.00
Foals 16.00
Royal Blood 17.00
Foo Fighters 18.00
Beyonce 22.00
Jay-Z 23.30
Disclosure 00.30


HAIM 10.00
Rex Orange County
Janelle Monae
Bloc Party
Florence and the Machine


Bon Iver 10.00
Michael Kiwanuka 11.00
Dizzee Rascal 12.00
Lady Gaga 13.00
Kylie 14.00
Special Guest 15.30
The Killers 16.30
George Ezra 17.30
David Bowie 21.30
Ed Sheerhan 23.30


Lionel Richie 10.00
Christine + the Queens 11.30
Mumford & Sons 12.30
Special Guests 13.30
Arctic Monkeys 15.00
PJ Harvey 16.00
Amy Winehouse 17.30
Stormzy 18.30
Adele 20.30
Beyonce 22.00
Blur 23.30

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The First Time with Emily Eavis, 01.00
Michael Kiwanuka, West Holts 2019, 04.00
Chris Hawkins Glastonbury Thursday Throwback, 06.00
Lauren Laverne Glastonbury Thursday Throwback, 08.30
Mary Anne Hobbes Glastonbury Thursday Throwback, 13.00
Gideon Coe Glastonbury Highlights, 21.00


When We Played Glastonbury, with Pulp, Kenickie and Tom Robinson. 01.00
Underworld, West Holts 2016, 06.00
Radiohead, Pyramid Stage 1997 and 2017, 19.00


Peggy Gou mix from 2017, 01.30
Pulp, Pyramid Stage, 1995, 02.00
When We Played Glastonbury, with Fun Lovin’ Criminals, Catatonia and Don Letts, 04.00


When We Played Glastonbury, with Elbow, Menswear and The Shirehorses, 04.00
Virtual Glastonbury, 18.00
Don Letts: The Don’s Glastonbury. 22.00






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