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How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live coverage

Not heading Glastonbury Festival 2017 but want to keep up with the full line-up and headliners? Watch live coverage of Radiohead, Foo Fighters, Ed Sheeran and more online, on TV, on your mobile, via radio, apps and the Red Button.

Don’t miss your favourite band or headline act with our guide to Glastonbury 2017 live

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With good weather forecast Glastonbury 2017 is set to be one of the best festivals in the UK this summer. Headliners include Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran for the 2017 line-up.

If you didn’t get a ticket[2] there are plenty of ways of getting live coverage so you don’t miss any of your favourite bands. Here’s how to watch Glastonbury 2017 live coverage online, on TV, via radio and more on a wide range of devices including smartphones and tablets. See also: Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer.[3] Whether you couldn’t afford tickets, failed to get some or just didn’t fancy spending the weekend with thousands of others in muddy fields, we’ve got you covered so you can feel like you attended one of the biggest music festivals there is from the comfort of your own home when you can make a cuppa, go to the toilet without queueing and have a nice shower. Read: Best power banks – best portable smartphone chargers[4].

As usual, the BBC is your go-to provider for pretty comprehensive Glastonbury 2017 live coverage – whether you want to watch online, on your TV, your mobile, listen on the radio or via the Red Button. The coverage will include live streams of six stages and highlights of more than 100 artists on iPlayer. Get live Glastonbury 2017 coverage Online | TV | Radio | Apps | Webcam[5][6][7][8]

Glastonbury 2017 Line-up and Headliner Times

Whether you’re a fan or not, the line-up for Glastonbury 2017 includes the likes of Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

Below you can find all the times for the headliners on the Pryamid stage.

Friday headline times

  • Radiohead – 21:30 – 23:45
  • The XX – 19:30 – 20:30
  • ROoyal Blood – 17:45 – 18:45

Saturday headline times

  • Foo Fighters – 21:45 – 23:45
  • The National – 19:45 – 20:45
  • Katy Perry – 18:00 – 19:00

Sunday headline times

  • Ed Sheeran – 21:45 – 23:15
  • Biffy Clyro – 19:30 – 20:45
  • Chic – 17:45 – 18:45

The Other Stage will be headlined by Major Lazer, Alt-J and Boy Better Known. It will also feature Lorde, George Ezra, Stormzy and Emeli Sande among others. The West Holts Stage hosts Dizzee Rascal, The Jacksons and Justice.

Meanwhile, the John Peel Stage features Annie Mac, Phoenix and Metronomy. You can see the full line-up on the Glastonbury website[9].

How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live online

Like previous years, you can get plenty of Glastonbury live coverage via the BBC Glastonbury website[10] where you’ll be able to choose which stage you want to watch from. The Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing stages will all be streamed live in HD and you can watch on PC, smartphone, tablet and your smart TV.

The website will also be the place to go to watch back any performances you missed and make sure to use BBC iPlayer[11] for live Glastonbury 2017 coverage and catch-up afterwards, too. There will be more than 120 performances available over the weekend and beyond. “Once again the BBC is the place to watch and listen to all the best sets from Worthy Farm, from headline performances to emerging new artists across TV, Radio and Online.

In 1997, BBC Two broadcast from Glastonbury for the first time capturing Radiohead playing their seminal set on the Pyramid Stage,” said the BBC. Following @bbcglasto[12] on Twitter will also help you keep up with everything that’s happening at the music festival. Glastonbury 2017 BBC live coverage

How to watch Glastonbury 2017 live on TV

You don’t have to watch online, of course, as the traditional television will also feed your need for live music without standing in a muddy field.

TV (and radio) coverage will be presented by the likes of Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Mark Radcliffe, Alice Levine, Annie Mac, Cerys Matthews, Chris Evans and Huw Stephens. The BBC has confirmed it will broadcast more than 30 hours (five more than last year) of coverage across BBC Two and BBC Four. Coverage will begin on BBC Two at 8pm on 23 June.

BBC Two will be the home of the Pyramid Stage so tune in for the headliners over the festival weekend. Meanwhile, BBC Four be showing a variety of whole sets from acts across all stages. A full episode guide is available here[13].

Glastonbury 2017 on Red Button

If you want to watch Glastonbury 2017 live on the Red Button then there will be many hours of broadcasting.

The Red Button will be available at the following times:

  • Friday 23rd June 19:30 – 01:30
  • Saturday 24th June 17:30 – 01:00
  • Sunday 25th June 18:00 – 24:00

The Red Button is available on the following services:

  • Sky: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Freesat: Channel 980, 981, 982, 983
  • Virgin Media: Channels 990, 991, 992, 993
  • Freeview: Channel 601

BBC Music app

How to listen to Glastonbury 2017 live on radio

For Glastonbury 2017, the BBC is broadcasting hours and hours of coverage so you can tune into Radio 1, BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2, BBC 6 Music, and for the first time, Radio 3 to catch the festival over the weekend.

Radio 1

Annie Mac will kick-off coverage on 22 June in the evening with coverage of the BBC Music Introducing Stage and Ed Sheeran’s headline set on the Pyramid Stage will be broadcast in full on Radio 1.

Radio 2

You can get coverage even earlier on Radio 2 with Chris Evans. Tune in at 7am on 23 June. He’ll be live from the festival with special live performances from The Courteeners and a stripped back Clean Bandit.

Also tune in for Jo Whiley (Saturday 24 June & Sunday 25 June, 4pm-7pm) who will be chatting to Lorde and a BBC Music Tipi session from Maggie Rogers, plus highlights from the weekend.


Charlie Sloth will present a Saturday night Radio 1 and 1Xtra simulcast (10pm-1am) that will feature highlights of the best new grime acts live from the Sonic Stage including AJ Tracey, Nadia Rose and Kojo Funds. Live music from the festival will also be broadcast across 1Xtra over the weekend.

Radio 3

Lopa Kothari will present a special edition of World on 3 live from Glastonbury on Friday 23rd June (11pm-1am) featuring Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band performing on the West Holts Stage and a session from the Rajasthan Heritage Brass Band.

BBC Radio 6 Music

There’s plenty coming on Radio 6 Music with a whopping 25 hours of live coverage from Glastonbury. Lauren Laverne kicks off 6 Music’s Glastonbury coverage with a later slot (1- 4pm) on Friday 23 June and will also be hosting a Saturday afternoon show too (also 1- 4pm). Also tune in for Steve Lamacq, Tom Ravenscroft, Cerys Matthews and Gemma Cairney over the weekend.

You can also get the BBC iPlayer Radio[14] app for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to listen to coverage.

BBC Music app

Make sure you check out the BBC Music app[15] which is free on iOS and Android. It was new for Glastonbury 2016. The BBC said it will give users access to more Glastonbury than ever before by ‘allowing them to personalise their journey according to their personal preferences’.

It will be packed with exclusive full sets and tracks from across the weekend. For more info on watching Glastonbury on mobile, see How to watch Glastonbury 2017 on iPad or iPhone[16], by our colleagues at Macworld UK. EE Smart Tent

Glastonbury 2017 App and EE Smart Tent

Once again, the festival has teamed up with EE to create the Glastonbury Festival 2017 app[17] which provides plenty of information for anyone attending but also live streams.

Available on iOS and Android. This year EE is giving festival goers a chance to stay in its 4G connected tent (above) which comes complete with a smart fridge, live streams of the stages and a welly boot drier. Ticket holders on site can apply for the chance to spend a night in the 4GEE Smart Tent by replying to @EE[18] on Thursday 22 June using the hashtag #4GEESmartTent.

Glastonbury 2017 live webcam

As if all the above wasn’t enough, there is a Glastonbury 2017 live webcam which you can access on the BBC site[19].

The camera is sat atop the barn bringing a spectacular view of the festival including the Pyramid Stage, John Peel and Greenfields.

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BBC Watchdog: Ninety per cent of UK homes may never get advertised broadband speed

Never get the broadband speed you are paying for? You are definitely not alone, according to a recent BBC Watchdog investigation. BBC Watchdog found that 90 per cent of people in the UK are getting a speed below the top speed advertised, yet only nearly a third of people in the UK complain about it to their internet service provider (ISP).

There is perhaps a good reason why people fail to bother. Just one in ten saw a complaint result in a connection speed increase, with a ‘similar’ number of those who complained witnessing no difference whatsoever. The BBC’s Watchdog team asked ‘selected families’ across the UK to use a broadband speed tester to see how fast their connection really is.

White boxes were also installed to test speeds several times a week, providing it with a snapshot of the problem. Under-performing broadband speed is a problem for many households in the UK – and one that is unlikely to go away anytime soon. Current rules stipulate that an ISP can advertise a top speed if just 10 per cent of the population can actually receive it.

“Consumers should be getting the broadband speeds they are paying for and I want to make the nation aware of these ‘up to’ speed claims,” Watchdog’s Stephen McGovern said in a statement. Research from Watchdog revealed 42 per cent of those aged 18 to 34 were getting a slower speed than they paid for. USwitch broadband expert Ewan Taylor said the problem goes beyond slow loading times.

“Slow broadband connection can have a real impact on peoples’ lives,” he commented. “Students might not be able to download coursework material, miss out (again) getting that Glastonbury ticket and be unable to stream the latest Black Mirror or whatever it is their friends are all watching. You can end up feeling really cut off.” There are ways to improve the situation. “Enhanced broadband speed can be achieved by a few simple steps, which can have a massive positive impact on our daily lives,” McGovern added.

Tips include ensuring your router is off the ground, using an Ethernet cable to plug directly into your router (this can help with stability, too, as wireless routers can be unreliable at best) and using a range extender, although this will mean extra cost. For complaining to your ISP, keep tabs of your speed over a period of a week using the likes of[1] and take screenshots of the results. Try different times, too, for a bigger picture and use this evidence when contacting customer service.

Keep cool throughout.

The full results of the investigation will be on the Watchdog show at 8pm on Wednesday the 9th of November, 2016 and then iPlayer.


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BT's restructure: What it means for EEMobile News Online

Telecoms giant has announced how it will integrate the mobile operator into its wider business following its 12.5 billion acquisition

BT has laid bare its plans for EE after unveiling corporate restructure plans which will come into effect in April. But what does the restructure mean for EE s 26 million mobile customers, EE s broadband base and EE s partners? Mobile News takes a look:

EEre to stay

After much speculation, BT has announced plans to retain the EE brand. EE, which was launched as an individual brand in 2012 following the launch of its 4G services, has grown massively in brand recognition thanks to a range of ads with Kevin Bacon, along with sponsorship of WEmbley and Glastonbury. BT said it will keep the EE brand, but will use it as it s main consumer mobile hub. It will be one of six divisions within BT, and will be led by CMO Mark Allera, who will replace Olaf Swantee as CEO.

(Give me) EE and TV

Over the last few years, EE has expanded its range of services to include broadband and TV, but BT said it has no plans to axe these additions. Instead, they will continue to be ran under the EE brand.

Will he stay or will he go?

Inevitably, a takeover means there will be changes in management at the operator. CEO Olaf Swantee remains in place for the time being, with EE confirming he will step down later this year. Joining Swantee in his departure will be EE CMO Pippa Dunn and chief financial officer Neal Milsom. Marc Allera will step up to the role of CEO at the EE division of BT.

EE s chief marketing officer (non-consumer mobile) Gerry McQuade has also been given his own division to head up. He will become CEO of BT s Wholesale and Ventures division. EE s CTO Fotis Karonis will also take on a senior role in BT s Technology, Services and Operations division, as well as becoming CIO for EE.

What about B2B?

EE s B2B division will be folded in to BT s new Business and Public Sector division. This will serve businesses of all sizes, plus BT s public sector contracts, and will be headed up by Graham Sutherland. BT has yet to disclose how this fits with EE s existing B2B partners.