BBC announces ground-breaking Glastonbury Festival new global livestream with Dua Lipa and Coldplay

Dua Lipa has enjoyed a parade of hits, from Don't Start Now to Break My HearT
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People around the world will be able to watch a livestream of Glastonbury Festival's headliners for the first time ever, the BBC has announced. Viewers will be able to tune into a global livestream of Dua Lipa and Coldplay's Pyramid Stage sets this weekend.

Dua Lipa took to X to celebrate the news, writing: "IM SO EXCITED MY STOMACH IS IN KNOTS [….] I CAN'T WAIT!!!!!!! […] It'll all be globally livestreamed for the first time ever!!!!!!!".

Chief Commercial Officer at BBC Studios Tara Maitra said: “The Glastonbury Festival is an icon of British culture, and this livestream will give fans around the globe a front row seat to headline performances like never before. This is just the latest example of our focus on bringing more cultural-defining moments like Glastonbury to fans on our platforms outside the U.K. so users can experience the best of British culture wherever they may be.”

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BBC Director of Music Lorna Clarke added: “At the BBC, we bring Glastonbury to you, and we’re incredibly proud of our coverage. It enables millions of people to access the magic of Emily and Michael Eavis’ festival each year.

"The global streams of Dua Lipa and Coldplay’s performances are another exciting addition to our offer, allowing us not only to unite music fans across the country, but across the world with the opportunity to experience these world class performances as they happen.”

Dua Lipa and Coldplay are certainly two great headliners to represent the UK festival on a world stage. Hot off the heels of her third album Radical Optimism, Dua Lipa is renowned for floor fillers like Dance the Night, New Rules, and Levitating.

Meanwhile, it's hard to list off all the anthems Coldplay have under their belt: Viva La Vida, Yellow, and Paradise to name just a few have become classic tracks. Their 2004 song Fix You has sold over 2,400,000 copies and has been certified 4x Platinum.

Dua Lipa's set will be livestreamed on Friday, June 28 at 10pm British Standard Time. Coldplay's set will follow on Saturday. June 29 at 9.45pm BST.

You will be able to watch both livestreams online. Glastonbury Festival 2024 will be held from Wednesday, June 26 to Sunday, 30 June and will feature a show-stopping line-up including Keane, Cyndi Lauper, and Shania Twain.