How To Stream Glastonbury From The Comfort Of Your Couch (In Australia)

Written By Bianca Bosso on 06/26/2015

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As all music lovers may be aware, the countdown is on for Glastonbury Festival to open its gates to Hunter-wearing punters, Kate Moss and all the other lucky residents of the UK. In order to cure (or increase?) your FOMO, BBC has blessed us with live streams, straight from Glastonbury, of over 90 artists, over six stages, over a period of 50 hours. The next best thing to actually being there! Think of all the benefits: no lengthy queue for the toilet, no sinkhole mud and no crowds to deal with. Unless, of course, you reside here.

See below for all the details to watch Glastonbury from the comfort of your own home. For best results, be in Australia.  

1. Have Google Chrome. 

Or Firefox, or Internet Explorer. Actually, scrap that. Just have Google Chrome.

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2. Set up Hola Better Internet. 

This bad boy will allow you access to most streams which are unavailable in Australia which means less of this:

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And more of this:

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3. Set your location to 'United Kingdom'. 

Shhh, they'll never know...

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Rule Britannia! Marmalade and jam.

 

4. Access the stream here.

Don't fret if you can't see the stream yet - it won't be live until Glastonbury begins (duh).

5. Get your head around the timetable and what each channel has to offer.

Here's the breakdown of the channels, courtesy of BBC:

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

On BBC One, The One Show will kick-off the BBC’s TV coverage of the festival on Friday 26th June (7-7.30pm) with coverage continuing on BBC Two (7.30-8.30pm, 10pm-10.30pm and 11pm-2am), BBC Three (7pm-8.50pm and 11pm-1215am) and BBC Four (8.30pm-10pm).

The One Show, coming live from Worthy Farm, will see presenters Chris Evans and Alex Jones 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, Jo Whiley, Huw Stephens and Gemma Cairney.

On BBC Three, presenters Greg James, Clara Amfo and Alice Levine will be on hand to bring Glastonbury to the BBC Three audience.

Across the weekend, BBC Four will cherry pick highlights from some of the classic and contemporary acts performing at the festival.

Six stages – Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing will be streamed live, in stunning HD, across four screens via PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV. 

6. Add your favourites to BBC'S online Your Line Up facility. 

This will make it much easier to keep track of who's on at what time.

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Here's our handy guide of act highlights, converted into their corresponding Australian streaming times for your convenience. Set your alarms, folks, it's gonna be an early one. (Or stay awake through the night. I'm a post, not a cop).

Take note, most of the streams are later uploaded to BBC, YouTube and the like, so don't be alarmed if you miss your 4am alarm.


Here are a selection of our picks converted into Australian Eastern Standard Time, just to make it a little bit easier.

Friday 26/Saturday 27 June

Pyramid Stage

Saturday 7:15am - 8:45am (AEST) - Florence + The Machine (BST 22:15 - 23:45)

Other Stage

Friday 10:50pm - 11:30pm - Everything Everything (BST 13:50 - 14:30 )

Saturday 1:30am - 2:30am - Jungle (BST 16:30 - 17:30)

Saturday 06:00am - 07:00am - Mark Ronson (BST 21:00 - 22:00)

West Holts

Saturday 4:00am - 5:00am - Run The Jewels (BST 19:00 - 20:00)

Saturday 5:30am - 6:30am - Caribou (BST 20:30 - 21:30)

Saturday 7:15am - 8:45am - Hot Chip (BST 22:15 - 23:45 )

The Park Stage

Friday/Saturday 11:15pm - 12am - Shlohmo (14:15 - 15:00)
(Side note: how hard is it to double-check the spelling of the artists' names on the bill, Glastonbury?)

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Saturday 12:30am - 1:30am - Glass Animals (BST 15:30 - 16:30)

Saturday 5:00am - 6:00am - Sharon Van Etten (BST 20:00 - 21:00)

Saturday 6:30am - 7:30am - Jamie xx (BST 21:30 - 22:30)

John Peel Stage

4:45am - 5:45am - SBTRKT (BST 19:45 - 20:45)


 

Saturday 27/Sunday 28 June 

Pyramid Stage

Saturday 09:10pm - 10:00pm - Courtney Barnett (BST 12:10 - 13:00)

Sunday 05:00am - 06:15am - Pharrell Williams (BST 20:00 - 21:15)

Sunday 07:15am - 08:45am - Kanye West (BST 22:15 - 23:45)

Other Stage

Saturday 10:25pm - 11:15pm- Azealia Banks (BST 13:25 - 14:15)

West Holts

Sunday 05:00am - 06:00am - Todd Terje & The Olsens (BST 20:00 - 21:00)

The Park Stage

Sunday 03:30am - 04:30am - Father John Misty (BST 18:30 - 19:30)

John Peel Stage

Sunday 02:00am - 02:50am - Years and Years (BST 17:00 - 17:50)

Sunday 03:00am - 04:00am - Jessie Ware (BST 18:15 - 19:10)

Sunday 6:05am - 07:05am - La Roux (BST 21:05 - 22:05)


 

Sunday 28/Monday 29 June 

Other Stage

Monday 02:15am - 03:15am - Future Islands (BST 17:15 - 18:15)

Monday 03:45am - 04:45am) - Belle and Sebastian (BST 18:45 - 19:45)

West Holts

Sunday/Monday 11:30pm - 12:30am - Hiatus Kaiyote (BST 14:30 - 15:30)

Monday 05:30am - 06:30am - FKA twigs (BST 20:30 - 21:30)

Monday 07:00am - 08:15am - Flying Lotus (22:00 - 23:15)

The Park Stage

Monday 03:00am - 04:00am - Perfume Genius (BST 18:00 - 19:00)

John Peel Stage

Monday 01:40am - 02:30am - Django Django (BST 16:40 - 17:30)

Monday 02:50am - 03:35am - Charli XCX (BST 17:50 - 18:35)

Monday 04:05am - 05:05am - Lianne La Havas (BST 19:05 - 20:05)


7. Purchase projector, bean bags, snacks, drinks and surround sound.

8. Send snapchats of the live stream to hilariously prank your friends and family!

They'll believe you're really there!

9. Sit back, relax and fight the FOMO. 

Remember: Ugg boots > Gumboots.