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    Free Glastonbury live stream: How to watch Dua Lipa, Coldplay, Shania Twain, SZA, and more online

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    This year’s Pyramid stage at Glastonbury Festival will be headlined by Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA.

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    One of the world’s biggest music festivals is back this weekend in the southwest of England, but that doesn’t mean you have to miss out if you’ve not been able to get a ticket. We have everything you need to know about where to watch a free Glastonbury live stream wherever you are in the world.

    Headliners this year include Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA. Shania Twain will be one of the biggest draws on Sunday, too. Unlike most massive music festivals with world-famous lineups, Glastonbury has an excellent tradition of being shown for free on multiple BBC channels in the UK. The BBC’s iPlayer coverage online is even wider, with multiple stages broadcasting at once – you’ll be able to watch performances on-demand after too.

    If you’re outside the UK, you’d usually be blocked from accessing the iPlayer streaming platform. However, we can show you how to live stream Glastonbury from anywhere like a local via a VPN (virtual private network), which lets you use the iPlayer website like you were in the UK.

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    Free Glastonbury live stream quick links:

    UK: BBC on TV / iPlayer (FREE)Not in the UK? Access FREE live streams via ExpressVPN (save 49% + get 3 extra months free)Live music dates: June 28-30

    How to watch Glastonbury in the UK

    Coverage is spread across multiple BBC channels on TV throughout the weekend. That red button popup will probably be involved too, giving you even more options. All these channels and more will also be on the BBC iPlayer, so that’s probably your best chance of seeing more niche artists as the TV channels will opt for the bigger crowdpleasers. Naturally, entire sets from the headliners Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA will be shown live on TV and online.

    What if you’re not in the UK, though?

    How to watch Glastonbury live stream from anywhere for free

    If you try to live stream Glastonbury via the iPlayer from abroad, you’ll find you’re geo-blocked due to your location. You can fix that by using a VPN to simulate the location of your device and enjoy a weekend of Glastonbury performances as if you were back in the UK.

    The VPN highlighted below is the best in the business and super simple to set up (no technical expertise required). It’ll help unlock global streaming options and greatly enhance your privacy and general security across your devices, so you’ll probably find a use for one long after you’ve used it to live stream Glastonbury this weekend – you can use it to watch Wimbledon for free on the iPlayer next week for example.

    How to live stream Glastonbury with a VPN

    Sign up for a VPN if you don’t have one.Install it on the device you’re using to watch the festival.Turn it on and set it to a UK location.Go to the iPlayer.Create a login with a UK postcode.Watch live and on-demand footage.Dates: June 28-30.

    BBC TV Glastonbury 2024 schedule

    All the times below are in BST for the live streams scheduled on various BBC broadcast channels. There will be much more to choose from online on the iPlayer, though, and much earlier than the TV broadcasts. Also, performances for many acts are uploaded to the BBC iPlayer the day after and will be streamable for 30 days.   

    Friday

    7:30 p.m. Coverage starts, BBC2 and iPlayer7:30 p.m. Paul Heaton & Sugababes, BBC4 and iPlayer9 p.m. Dexys & PJ Harvey, BBC4 and iPlayer10:15 p.m. Idles, BBC4 and iPlayer13:30 p.m. Dua Lipa, BBC1 and iPlayer11:30 p.m. Jungle, BBC4 and iPlayer

    Saturday 

    5 p.m. Coverage starts, BBC2 and iPlayer7 p.m. Corinne Bailey Rae & The Last Dinner Party, BBC4 and iPlayer8 p.m. Keane & Nitin Sawhney, BBC4 and iPlayer9:15 p.m. Orbital, BBC4 and iPlayer10 p.m. – Coldplay, BBC1 and iPlayer10:15 p.m. – Jessie Ware, BBC4 and iPlayer11:45 p.m. – Disclosure, BBC4 and iPlayer

    Sunday

    7 p.m. Seasick Steve & Paloma Faith, BBC4 and iPlayer7:30 p.m. Shania Twain BBC1 and iPlayer8:30 p.m. Steel Pulse & Brittany Howard, BBC4 and iPlayer9:45 p.m. The National, BBC4 and iPlayer10 p.m. SZA, BBC1/2 (TBC) and iPlayer

    Note: The use of VPNs is illegal in certain countries, and using VPNs to access region-locked streaming content might constitute a breach of the terms of use for certain services. Insider does not endorse or condone the illegal use of VPNs.

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