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Muddy good fun

Muddy good fun

As Glastonbury returns after a year off, pick who to watch on the BBC based on your favourite TV show

From George Ezra to Janelle Monáe (via The Killers, The Cure and more) get ready for three days of must-watch performances from some of music’s biggest names…

Glastonbury 2019, from Friday 28 June, BBC

It’s back. After taking a year off in 2018 (lazy!), the gates to Worthy Farm will be swung open once again this weekend as some of music’s biggest and best acts perform across three unmissable days at the Glastonbury Festival. And so what if you didn’t manage to bag a ticket? Whether you follow it on BBC One, BBC Two, BBC Four, BBC iPlayer, the red button or across BBC Radio, you don’t have to miss a beat.

 

Headlining this year’s extravaganza are Stormzy, The Killers and The Cure, but that’s only the tip of the musical iceberg. With more than 3,000 acts confirmed – including Kylie Minogue, George Ezra, Liam Gallagher and The Chemical Brothers – it’s a music lover’s paradise. And the best thing? You can have a shower whenever you feel like it if you’re tuning in at home. We’ve listed the times they acts are on stage below, as well as where you can find coverage on BBC TV – check the red button for more!

 

But who should you watch when it all kicks off on Friday? We’ve picked out some of the must-watch acts that are lining up to wow the crowds this weekend – all you have to do is choose who you’re going to catch based on your favourite TV show!

Love Friends? Watch George Ezra

Singer George Ezra

George Ezra, Friday 28 June, 8.15pm, Pyramid Stage

With his ubiquitous, radio-friendly tunes, George Ezra will always be there for you. We’re glad he’s not taking a break. Plus, could he be more popular right now? The British singer-songwriter, who scored a UK number one album last year, is sure to have the crowd eating out of the palm of his hand this weekend.

 

Love Corrie? Watch Stormzy

Stormzy, Friday 28 June, 10.15pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 9.50pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

Think about it. No, seriously, think about it. While the UK’s most-watched soap deals in the rough and tumble of life on the cobbles, Stormzy’s lyrics offer similarly gritty observations on life in south London and beyond. You could say he’s the Roy Cropper of grime (put that on the poster!). Expect him to have the crowd jumping when he headlines the Pyramid Stage.

 

Love Strictly? Watch Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson

Janet Jackson, Saturday 29 June, 5.45pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 7.30pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

“Miss Jackson” (if you’re nasty) may be 53 but she still knows how to slay it when it comes to putting on one heck of a show. With a catalogue of hits that range from the funky to the filthy to the funkily filthy, Jackson is likely to draw one of the biggest crowds of the weekend on the Pyramid Stage. Altogether now: FAB-U-LOUS!

 

Love Antiques Roadshow? Watch Liam Gallagher

Liam Gallagher, Saturday 29 June, 7.15pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102) + BBC Four HD (CH 107)

For a man who steadfastly refuses to acknowledge anything that happened after 1970, you just know Liam Gallagher is partial to a bit of the Roadshow on Sunday nights, possibly while sipping a glass of champagne (supernova). We eagerly await some searing solo numbers and colossal Oasis classics from our kid.

 

Love CSI: Crime Scene Investigation? Watch The Killers

Brandon Flowers of The Killers

The Killers, Saturday 29 June, 9.45pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

Not only are The Killers from Las Vegas, where this police procedural is set, their name is also a bit murder-y. Brandon Flowers and the boys will be rocking Worthy Farm with their trademark epic choruses and probably the loudest singalong of the weekend for “Mr. Brightside”. Best get the cows safely tucked up in the shed, Mr Eavis.

 

Love Adventure Time? Watch The Chemical Brothers

The Chemical Brothers, Saturday 29 June, 10.15pm, Other Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 10pm, BBC Four HD (CH 107)

Always a trippy visual feast when they perform live, The Chemical Brothers are the spiritual cousins of this cult Cartoon Network favourite. With their bona-fide bangers and pioneering light and video effects, this laptop-bound duo rock like few others.

 

Love The Sopranos? Watch Wu-Tang Clan

Wu-Tang Clan members onstage

Wu-Tang Clan, Saturday 29 June, 10.15pm, West Holts Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 10pm, BBC Four HD (CH 107)

Swaggering anthems. Multiple characters. Loads of menace. The West Country won’t know what’s hit it when this legendary hip hop collective rocks up at Worthy Farm. Just the thought of Method Man washing a pasty down with a cup of dry cider is enough to make us smile.

 

Love Queer Eye? Watch Kylie Minogue

Kylie Minogue, Sunday 30 June, 3.45pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 6pm, BBC One HD (CH 101/108)

It’s going to be a fabulously hit-filled set when Kylie takes to the Pyramid Stage for Sunday’s traditional “legends” slot. From massive singalongs to more glitter than should be permitted under health and safety regulations (tut, tut), don’t miss the pint-sized pop princess doing what she does best.

 

Love Stranger Things? Watch The Cure

Robert Smith of The Cure

The Cure, Sunday 30 June, 9.30pm, Pyramid Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 9pm, BBC Two HD (CH 102)

Awkward outsiders, unite! If the nostalgic, neon-tinted Netflix drama is your cup of tea, chances are you’ll be partial to the quirky, lovelorn anthems of this iconic indie act. Frontman Robert Smith’s hair even looks a bit like the gangly limbed Demogorgon (if you squint your eyes).

 

Love Doctor Who? Watch Janelle Monáe

Janelle Monáe, Sunday 30 June, 9.45pm, West Holts Stage
Glastonbury coverage from 10pm, BBC Four HD (CH 107)

This genre- and gender-blurring artist is as unique as the Time Lord. Blending funk, soul, hip hop and jazz, she possesses just as much energy, too. Having collaborated with everyone from Pharrell Williams to Brian Wilson, Monáe will be right on the money with a set designed to get Glasto’s hordes grooving.

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