Glastonbury: Your Essential Guide.

Glastonbury, Your Guide on Where, How & Who to watch/listen to this weekend.

So you might have pressed refresh and redialled hundreds of times but it’s time to face facts – you didn’t get tickets to the daddy of all summer festivals so what you gonna do?

Recreate the whole thing at home with our handy guide – everything from how to recreate the campsite in the back garden with your own main stage to where to watch the coverage and when.

So get your wellies on, bring the telly outdoors and crack open the cider- it’s festival time!

How can I get the full Glasto experience at home?

Grab your wellies, don your denim shorts & shades, crack open a crate of beer and head out to your garden.  Set your TV a length away or with restricted view to get that real authentic festival view
Turn the Bass up on your radio so that you can only just decipher which track the artist is playing.
Set up a tent and don’t venture back inside for anything – no not even the toilet or shower, you do want the authentic experience, don’t you?!

Who is headlining?

The top trio of headliners this year are Radiohead, Ed Sheeran, Foo Fighters on the iconic Pyramid Stage.

Who else is performing?

Katy Perry, Royal Blood, Craig David, Barry Gibb, Biffy Clyro, Chic, Major Lazer, Lorde, Liam Gallagher, Stormzy, Emeli Sande, Rag’n’Bone Man, The Jackson, Dizze Rascal, Shaggy, London Grammar, Dua Lipa and The Flaming Lips to name just a few off the extensive and incredible 2017 line-up!

There are over 3,000 acts across more than 100 stages and is much more than a music festival so there is something for absolutely everyone.

The full line-up can be found at http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up

Where can I view the stage times?

With over 80 different stages & venues, it’s a lengthy list but if you looking to jot down the times and plan your schedule so you don’t miss your favourite act, the stage times can be found at http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/line-up-2017/?stage.

The BBC have also created  My Glasto Lineup for you to select your artists and get live performance reminders so you can customize your schedule and won’t miss a beat from your favorite artists.
http://www.myglastolineup.co.uk/

Who to see?

With a jam packed line-up there is sure to be something for you to tune your ears to.

We’ve chosen a few of our top picks to watch out for this weekend.

Royal Blood

Friday, 5:45pm, Pyramid Stage

We had the pleasure of attending their show at Leicester’s o2 academy a few weeks back and their raw power and music ability is one to watch.

London Grammar

Sunday, 8.30pm, John Peel Stage

We are big fans of London Grammar here at SIXTY9 with their links to Nottingham, having met and forming while at Uni there. Hannah Reid’s voice is simply stunning.

Dua Lipa

Friday, 2pm, John Peel Stage

With hit singles Be The One, Hotter Than Hell, Blow Your Mind (Mwah) and Last Dance her recently released debut album has been on repeat since and is sure to bring the crowds to her cool urban pop setlist.

The Jacksons

Saturday, 10.15pm, West Holts Stage

Glastonbury seems to be the place to be for music legends to showcase their catalogue of hits.  Previous legendary acts such as Lionel Richie, Dolly Parton and Chic have gone down a treat and we’ll be sure to be blaming it on the boogie with the now Jackson 4.

Mura Masa

Saturday, 4.15pm, Sonic

The DJ, electronic music producer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist is one to watch this year and his eagerly anticipated album is to be released in a few weeks with collaborations with A$AP Rocky, Charli XCX and Desiigner.

Stormzy

Saturday, 8pm, Other Stage.

It’s fair to say Stormzy has stormed (pardon the pun!) the music industry this year and has been instrumental in the rise of Grime music to the mainstream in the UK.  Expect to see/hear Mosh pits, #Merky and mad new rhymes from the self-confessed ‘Child of Grime’.

Solange

Saturday, 8.30pm, West Holts Stage

In the shadows of her very successful sister Solange’s third album “A Seat at the Table” was widely acclaimed by music critics and was featured in many best album lists of 2016. Be blown away and pleasantly surprised by her sultry soulful voice.

Where can I watch/listen?

Radio 1, 1Xtra, Radio 2, Radio 3 and 6 Music will all be broadcasting live over the weekend.

You can catch highlights on BBC2 and BBC4 as well as on the BBC red button.

The BBC Glasto website will be live streaming the Pyramid Stage, the Other Stage, West Holts, the John Peel Stage, the Park Stage and BBC Music Introducing throughout the weekend.

How can I get tickets for next year?

Unfortuntely, there will be no Glastonbury in 2018 as the festival will take a fallow year and will return in 2019 ( crying face emoji!)

Be sure to get your laptop, tablet, computer, smartphone, time machine… (we wish!) at the ready and register online beforehand. Registration is free and all you need to provide is basic contact details and to upload a passport-standard photo, so unfortunately that Instagram selfie will not do.

The main ticket sale usually takes place in October the year before the event and if you have registered you will receive email notification so you can prepare yourself for the chaos of the infamous Glastonbury ticket grab.

For more information visit: www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk