Never mind the football, Glasto will be rocking again this weekend

Rock, jazz, hip-hop, trance, indie and electro fans will all be catered for across the 900-acre farm in Pilton, Somerset.

Organised by Michael Eavis and held on his own land, Glastonbury Festival showcases some of the biggest names in music with Metallica, Kasabian and Robert Plant set to take to the main Pyramid stage this June.

And whether you’re planning on joining the masses for five days of festival fun or catching the best bits on TV, here’s the essential information for Glastonbury Festival 2014.

BBC coverage:


The BBC will be broadcasting 30 hours of coverage across BBC One (The One Show), BBC Two, BBC Three and BBC Four.

The One Show will kick-off the BBC’s TV coverage of the Glastonbury Festival between 7pm-8pm.

Glastonbury coverage will be shown on BBC Two between 10pm-10.30pm and 11pm-2am, BBC Three between 7pm-10pm and 11pm-midnight and BBC Four from 8pm-10pm.


BBC Two: 9.30pm-1.30am

BBC Three: 7pm-9.30pm, 10.30pm-12 midnight

BBC Four: 8.00pm-9.00pm, 10.30pm-12 midnight

The One Show, coming live from Worthy Farm, will see presenters Chris Evans, Alex Jones and Fearne Cotton give the audience at home a whistle-stop introduction to the festival and will be joined by special guests.

BBC Two will be the home of the big headliners from Glastonbury, broadcasting some of the biggest acts and moments from across the weekend, with programmes presented by Mark Radcliffe, Lauren Laverne and Jo Whiley. Programme highlights across the weekend will include performances by the Pyramid Stage headliners Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.

BBC Three will provide a younger perspective on the festival. Presenters Greg James, Gemma Cairney and Jen Long will be on hand to bring Glastonbury to the BBC Three audience – including performances from acts including Rudimental, Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen, Haim and Sam Smith.

Across the weekend, BBC Four will also show performance highlights from some of the classic acts performing at the festival.

The Glastonbury lineup

Pyramid stage lineup and timings:


Arcade Fire 22.00-23.45

Elbow 20.00-21.15

Lily Allen 18.30-19.30

Rudimental 16.45-17.45

De La Soul 15.15-16.15

Rodrigo y Gabriela 13.45-14.45

The War on Drugs 12.30-13.15

Turtle Island 11.30-12.10


Metallica 21.45-23.45

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Jack White 19.30-20.45

Robert Plant 17.30-18.45

Lana Del Rey 16.00-17.00

Kelis 14.30-15.20

Angel Haze 13.15-14.00

Nitin Sawhney 12.00-12.45

Nick Mulvey 11.00-11.40


Kasabian 21.45-23.15

The Black Keys 19.45-21.00

Ed Sheeran 18.00-19.00

Dolly Parton 16.20-17.30

The 1975 14.45-15.35

Toumani & Sidiki 13.30-14.15

Caro Emerald 12.15-13.00

English National Ballet 11.30-11.50


Other stage lineup and timings:


Skrillex 22.30-23.45

Paolo Nutini 20.45-21.45

Interpol 19.15-20.15

Foster the People 17.50-18.50

Haim 16.25-17.20

Band of Skulls 15.10-16.00

John Newman 13.50-14.45

Blondie 12.15-13.20

TBA 11.00-11.45


Jake Bugg 22.30-23.45

Pixies 21.00-22.00

Manic Street Preachers 19.30-20.30

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Imagine Dragons 18.00-19.00

Kodaline 16.30-17.30

Warpaint 15.00-16.00

Midlake 13.40-14.30

Circa Waves 12.30-13.10

Jake Isaac 11.30-12.00


Massive Attack 22.00-23.15

Ellie Goulding 20.30-21.30

Bombay Bicycle Club 18.50-19.50

The Horrors 17.20-18.20

Sam Smith 16.00-16.50

White Lies 14.40-15.30

Lucy Rose 13.30-14.10

The Subways 12.10-13.00

Bajofondo 11.00-11.40


West Holts stage

MIA, Bryan Ferry, Disclosure, Jurassic 5, Goldfrapp, Bonobo, Tune-Yards, Seun Kuti and Egypt 80, The Wailers, the Daptone Super Soul Revue, Sun Ra Arkestra, Vintage Trouble, the London Sinfonietta and Jonny Greenwood, Deltron 3030, Public Service Broadcasting, the Internet, the Stepkids, The Lee Thompson Ska Orchestra, John Wizards, Troker, Melt Yourself Down.

John Peel stage

Kaiser Chiefs, MGMT, London Grammar, Lykke Li, Chvrches, Wild Beasts, Chromeo, Crystal Fighters, Little Dragon, Chance the Rapper, Clean Bandit, Royal Blood, Poliça, Temples, Jungle, Wolf Alice, Fat White Family, Hozier, Drenge, the Brian Jonestown Massacre, Bleachers, Dry the River, George Ezra.

Silver Hayes stage

Fatboy Slim, Richie Hawtin, Annie Mac, Above and Beyond, Ella Eyre, Toddla T, Ben Klock, Marcel Dettmann, Maya Jane Coles, Loco Dice, Maxi Priest, Go Chic, Skip and Die, Jamie Jones, Seth Troxler, Tokimonsta, Stromae, Parov Stelar, Bomba Estéreo, Kiesza, Bernhoft, the Beat, Myron and E, Congo Natty.

First published by By Victoria Jones on Wales On Line  Jun 16, 2014

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