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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

The Manic Street Preachers on stage at Glastonbury in 2007 The Manic Street Preachers on stage at Glastonbury in 2007

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

Extra coverage of Wimbledon and Glasto on the BBC Red Button schedule this week

This week on Red Button, enjoy extra coverage of the world’s most famous tennis championships as Wimbledon gets underway. You can also watch live performances from the world’s favourite festival, #Glastonbury. And there’s FIFA World Cup alternative commentary and highlights.

Sport highlights

Enjoy live coverage from the All England Club as the #Wimbledon Championships get underway. In addition to coverage on BBC One and BBC Two, viewers have the choice of up to five extra courts on BBC Red Button. The number of Red Button streams and availability will vary depending on your receiver. Press red to cheer on Andy, Heather and Laura.

And for FIFA World Cup games, you can press red to listen to 5 live’s commentators, or turn off commentary and soak in the sounds of the stadium. Plus, for those of you who’d like a slightly less conventional soundtrack to the action, CBBC’s Hacker T Dog will be providing a (very) alternative commentary for Belgium v Russia.

We’ll also have rolling highlights of the big moments from the tournament running throughout the day, as well as Match of the Day’s daily World Cup Catch-Up. As if that weren’t enough, Red Button also has racing from the Rowing World Cup regatta at Aiguebelette in France.

For details of sports coverage on Red Button visit the BBC Sport website. Remember that live sports times are subject to change.


The world’s most iconic festival starts on Friday with music from American hip hop trio De La Soul, Canadian indie rockers Arcade Fire, Scottish electronic band Chvrches and English singer Lily Allen. And there’ll more to look forward to from Worthy Farm over the subsequent weekend.

Friday 27th June, 9:00pm-2:00am


Article first published by Victoria Sorzano on Friday 20 June 2014 – BBC Blog

BBC Wimbledon Championship 2014 trailer

BBC Wimbledon Championship 2014 trailerThe magic of Wimbledon is back on the BBC this summer with comprehensive coverage across television, radio and digital as Andy Murray seeks to defend his title from Monday 23 June to 6 July.

Retired women’s champion Marion Bartoli and injured British number one Laura Robson join the BBC commentary team.

Jimmy Connors and Martina Navratilova will also be part of the BBC line-up.

BBC Sport’s digital coverage will be the most comprehensive ever, with up to 12 live streams across any device.


Sue Barker will lead 150 hours of live television coverage on BBC One, BBC One HD, BBC Two, BBC Two HD and the BBC Sport website.

She will be joined by a host of regulars, including Tracy Austin, Pat Cash, Lindsay Davenport, Peter Fleming, Tim Henman, Anne Keothavong, John Lloyd, John McEnroe, Sam Smith and Virginia Wade.

John Inverdale will present Today at Wimbledon each evening on BBC Two and BBC Two HD.

Clare Balding heads up Radio 5 live’s coverage daily from 12:00. Tennis correspondent Russell Fuller leads the commentary team which includes Mary Pierce, Goran Ivanisevic, Richard Krajicek, Jana Novotna and Nick Bollettieri and, new for 2014, Serena Williams’ coach Patrick Mouratoglou.

John McEnroe will take calls from listeners on his 6-love-6 programme and you can catch up with the day in summary in the 5 live In Short section.

BBC Sport’s dedicated live coverage page, available at, and through the BBC Sport apps for mobiles and tablets and on connected TVs , will combine the BBC’s full selection of live video streams, radio, rolling highlights, text commentary and live votes.

Audiences can also join the conversation with all the best comments and opinions from across social media, email and texts.

The BBC Sport website will also offer a range of features, including a column from Andy Murray, alongside all the latest news, analysis, draws, order of play, live scores and results. The site will also offer highlights, full match replays and video clips.

All the BBC’s Wimbledon coverage broadcast on BBC One and BBC Two will also be simulcast and available for catch-up on BBC iPlayer.
Special programmes

The Day We Won Wimbledon

Saturday 21 June: BBC Radio 5 live 11:00 – 12:00

Another chance to listen to the programme awarded a Radio Academy Gold for Best Sports Programme 2014. Narrated by John Hurt, The Day We Won Wimbledon looks back at Andy Murray’s Wimbledon victory, which ended the 77-year wait for a British men’s singles champion.

When Andy Won Wimbledon

Monday 23 June: BBC One 22:35-23:35

A documentary looking back at Andy Murray’s year since his Wimbledon victory, When Andy Won Wimbledon tells the story of how people experienced Murray’s historic victory against Novak Djokovic. There are recollections from Murray himself, mum Judy and girlfriend Kim Sears, plus contributions from stars such as John McEnroe, Sir Chris Hoy, Sir Michael Parkinson and singer John Newman.
Wimbledon Classics

BBC Television will show three special programmes in the build-up to this year’s Championships, including a chance to see the highlights of the memorable clash between Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the 2008 final.

Digital highlights

Up to 12 live HD video streams – up from 10 in 2013 (depending on device and connection)
All the action on any device
Highlights and full-length replays of key matches on demand
Have your say through live votes

Article first published on BBC website on 3 June 2014. All Rights Reserved.