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How to watch Glastonbury 2014 live coverage: TV, Online, Mobile and Radio

Get live coverage of the Glastonbury 2014 festival line-up

How to watch Glastonbury 2014 live

Glastonbury Festival 2014 kicks off today but if you're not heading to Somerset but want to keep up with all the music, here's how to watch live coverage from the comfort of your sofa on your TV, smartphone, tablet or laptop. See also: Best travel gadgets: Top tech to take on holiday with you this summer

Calling all music fans; if you didn't manage to get tickets to this year's Glastonbury festival or you just can't face camping for a few days with thousands of strangers but still want to catch the big name gigs we've got you covered. The weather forecast isn't very good for the event anyway so you're probably best off staying at home.

The festival line-up includes headline sets from Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian.

See also: How to watch Wimbledon 2014 online.

Last year more than 250 hours of live footage was be broadcast by the BBC, thanks to one live feed for each of the six main stages plus a seventh roaming camera. Once again, Aunty Beeb will be your go-to provider for everything Glastonbury 2014. Coverage will be presented by Chris Evans, Jo Whiley, Fearne Cotton, Dermot O’Leary, Huw Stephens, Lauren Laverne and more.

Bob Shennan, controller of BBC Radio 2, said: "Glastonbury is one of the world's most famous music festivals, and once again the BBC will be providing audiences with a magical weekend of coverage, in a way that only the BBC can."

How to watch Glastonbury 2014 live coverage

Digital and online

In addition to the TV and radio coverage (see below), six stages – Pyramid, Other, John Peel, West Holts, Park and BBC Introducing - will be streamed live across four screens via PC, mobile, tablet and connected TV.

The simplest way to get live coverage online is to head to bbc.co.uk/glastonbury to watch live coverage and get other content such as highlights from previous years and a live blog. You can do this on pretty much any device with an internet connection and a web browser.

Check BBC iPlayer for extensive catchup from over 100 artists for 30-days after broadcast.

TV

If you're watching on TV tune in to BBC Three and BBC Four for coverage of the festival from 7pm onwards. There will also be coverage on BBC Two starting on Friday at 10pm and BBC One via The One Show. There will be a total of 30 hours broadcast.

"BBC Two will be the home of the big headliners from Glastonbury," and "BBC Three will provide a younger perspective on the festival," said the BBC.

Like last year, Red Button streams will be available on Virgin Media’s TiVo service and a range of recent Sony, Samsung, LG and Panasonic Smart TVs.

Radio

You can also get the BBC iPlayer Radio app for both iOS and Android smartphones and tablets to listen to coverage. Fearne Cotton will be hosting live coverage on Radio 1 starting on Friday at 10am but also check BBC Radio 1Xtra, BBC Radio 2 and 6 Music. A total of 50 hours of coverage will be broadcast via radio.

App

Once again, the festival has teamed up with EE to create the Glastonbury Festival 2014 app which provides plenty of information for anyone attending but also live streams. Available on iOS and Android.

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