Tune In To Glastonbury Fest via BBC’s Live Streaming
Catch all the action from halfway around the world by streaming live performances from the comfort of your couch
Hosted in Somerset, England, Glastonbury is the world’s largest greenland music festival-it’s really as simple as that. Glastonbury is to Brit pop/rock loving fest fanatics what Wacken Open Air is to ardent metalheads, what Tomorrowland is to the EDM-loving hipsters. With a footfall of about 175,000 and ticket prices approximatingÂ Â£220, it’s only natural that a few people get left behind.
Which is why the nice people at BBC have decided to stream an extensive amount of live music from the four-day British festival; the only downside being that one is likely to get overwhelmed by all the coverage. Apart from coverage across BBC2, BBC3 and 6Music, they’re streaming music from six of the main stages. Rolling Stone India sifted through the line to give you a heads-up on a few ofÂ the most awaited acts that should be at the top of your streaming schedule.
Kanye West, 22:15-23.45, Saturday, Pyramid Stage
With a musical careerÂ that has spanned almost two decades and has had no shortage of shock value, Kanye West has bagged the headlining slot at the PyramidÂ Stage, muchÂ to the anxiety of the BBC censorship board. Board executives aren’t the only ones uppity about this decision, though; over 100,000 music lovers have signed an online petition urgingÂ the American rap starÂ to pass on his slot to someone more deserving on the grounds of musical injustice. Nonetheless, cuss-loving Kanye will take the stageÂ on Saturday to bust out some of his most popular rhymes.
Deadmau5, 22:30-23:45, Saturday, Other Stage
Canadian electronica giantÂ Deadmau5Â has earned his spot alongside house legends like Armin vanÂ BuurenÂ and Pendulum. GoingÂ beyond clever branding and reinventing childhood icons, however, Deadmau5 has playedÂ toÂ sold out venuesÂ across Europe, USA and closer to home, Gurgaon and Mumbai. He must be doing something right, because the EDM star will be takingÂ the Glastonbury stage for the fourth time.
The Who, 21:45-23:15, Sunday, Pyramid Stage
The band has created some of the most influential music back in the 60’s,Â whether it was their rock operaÂ TommyÂ or “Baba O’ Riley” that was popularized as the soundtrack for CSI: Miami. The Who will return to Glastonbury after their 2007 appearance and promise to “close the festival with aÂ bang.”Â SaidÂ lead singer RogerÂ DaltreyÂ to TheÂ Telegraph,”It’sÂ great to be ending this part of a 50-year career at the most prestigious and respected music festival in the world.We’ll do our best to close this year’s event with a bang, unless of course the fireworks get wet!”
Hozier, 13:00-13:45, Sunday, Pyramid Stage
Irish sensation AndrewÂ Hozier-Byrne, better known asÂ Hozier hasÂ had the whole world testing their vocal limits with his 2013 hit single “Take Me to Church” from the eponymous debut EP. HozierÂ will take the Glastonbury stage for the second time, and will be bumped up to the Pyramid Stage fromÂ hisÂ 2014 performance at the John Peel stage. In conversation with the Radio Times,Â HozierÂ admitted,Â “It’s going to be daunting, but a big landmark for me – very surreal.”
The Staves, 15:10-16:00, Sunday, The Park Stage
The only thing we love more than acoustic folkÂ rock,Â is an acoustic folk family trio! Hailing from Watford, The Staves are an acoustic act made up of three sisters, most noted for their debut albumÂ If I Was,Â which released in March 2015.Â Think BonÂ IverÂ meets TheÂ Corrs’-The Staves are known to strip things down to the bare essentials with their soulful harmonies and folk mysticism. The siblings are sure to slow things down amidst the bustle of Glastonbury with their six-strings and meandering tunes.
Charli XCX, 17:50-18:35, Sunday, John Peel Stage
Pop sensationÂ Charli XCX has taken a large part of the pre/teen world by storm ever since the single “Boom Clap”Â topped the charts worldwide, owing to the dangerously infectious beats and its feature in theÂ romcom/drama filmÂ The Fault in Our StarsÂ (2014).Â Labeled by The Guardian as ”˜badass pop for theÂ InstagramÂ generation,’Â Cha
FKA twigs, 20:30-21:30, Sunday, West Holts
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Catch up on some of the highlights from allÂ the excitement that went down at Glastonbury over the past two days:
Formed in 2009, Alabama Shakes lived up to their name, creating music that teeters between roots rock and garage rock. The American rockers took the Glastonbury stage two years ago and are “really excited to get back this year.” Says vocalist Brittany Howard, “Mostly, I am excited to play these new songs for people. We had a good set last time we played Glastonbury, but I know this time will be even better.” Howard’s vocals are well beyond her years, perfect for the soulful rock that the band put out in Sound and Colour. Speaking of being beyond their years, Brit rocker Lemmy (Motorhead) tookÂ the Pyramid stage later the same evening, braving the critics who say that it’s high time he threw in the towel.
Music producer and remix artist Jamie xx of pop band The xx tookÂ the Park Stage to perform tracks off his debut album In Colour. Performing as a solo act, he will downplay the visual effects and let his beats do the talking. Jamie xx performed his new release by combining the nostalgia of 90s house with some classic synth and rumbling bass before he takes off for his tour.
Here’s another electronic act set to take the Other Stage-Mark Ronson whose name you probably encountered while grooving to Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” Ronson got his big break with the hit song in 2014, but has collaborated with plenty of other artists like Boy George, Kevin ”˜Tame Impala’ Parker and even Daniel Merriweather, who sang on Ronson’s version of ”˜’Stop Me If You Think You’ve Heard This One Before’’, all of whom took theÂ stage to perform alongside Ronson.
After Dave Grohl’s mishap at Gothenburg which rendered him unable to perform at Glastonbury soon after, Florence +the Machine filled in the spot as the headlining act. Having landed the top slot at the fest, the band has a lot riding on them. But if their headlining performance at Bestival was anything to go by three years ago, the band can only get bigger, better and bolder as they take the Pyramid Stage. With Florence Welch’s inimitable vocals and stage antics, this act was nothing less than a crowd-pulling machine.