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Where can I watch Glastonbury, T in the Park, Bestival and Download 2013?

The BBC’s big reveal of its plans for the first ever digital Glastonbury is a timely reminder that Festival Season is almost upon us. 

With this in mind, we’ve done a round up of all the big festivals for this year, and which TV channels, platforms and websites they’ll be broadcast or streamed from. We’re updating it all summer long as we get more details.

If you’re unable to get to any of the big festivals this year you can at least watch the action from the comfort of your own home. Of course it’s not the same as being there yourself but at least you’ll not get rained on, have drunk teenagers trip over your guy ropes or drop your precious new phone in the chemical toilet

Where can I watch Glastonbury, T in the Park, Bestival and Download 2013?
Glastonbury 2013 promises to be the first fully ‘digital’ festival

With the BBC’s ambitious Glastonbury plans you could also, conceivably, create your own virtual indoor festival. With camera crews at all six of the main stages providing live feeds, all you need is a house with six rooms and six Virgin Media TiVo boxes and you’re good to go…

Live broadcast information for all of the UK’s festivals isn’t available yet, but we will update this feature with more information as and when it get it. 

Isle of Wight: Sky Arts 1, 13-16

On air: June 21-33

Three lots of highlights from this year’s Isle of Wight festival will be broadcast on Sky Arts 1 in SD and HD. The two-hour programmes will be broadcast on June 21, 22 and 23.

Download: Sky Arts 1, June 14-16

On air: June 29-30

The normally genteel and refined environs of Sky Arts 1 will get a rude injection of double kicks and cupped vocals at 11pm on June 29 and 30. The two and half hour programmes will broadcast highlights in HD from across the festival. 

Glastonbury: BBC, June 26-30

This year the BBC is going that extra mile with its Glastonbury coverage. Through the Connected Red Button app on Virgin Media TiVo you’ll be able, at the touch of a red button, to pick from up to seven live streams of the action. That’s six streams covering action from the Pyramid, Other, Park, John Peel, West Holts and BBC Introducing stages, plus a seventh stream capturing ancillary festival revelry.

Only Virgin Media TiVo customers will be able to access all of the live streams through their TV.

Freeview, Freesat, Sky, YouView and non-TiVo Virgin Media customers will also be able to access live streams through the Red Button, but only two will be available. As updates to the Connected Red Button service on these platforms emerge, they’ll eventually be on par with what customers can get with the TiVo service.

As for everyone else, the BBC will be streaming everything at bbc.co.uk/glastonbury so you’ll be able to watch from your desktop or laptop. The BBC iPlayer Radio apps for iOS and Android will also redirect listeners to live coverage via a dedicated button.

EE customers will also be able to make use of the EE Glastonbury app. Though aimed primarily at festival goers, the iOS and Android apps also feature quick access to live streams from all of the stages plus the seventh roaming camera stream. 

Where can I watch Glastonbury, T in the Park, Bestival and Download 2013?
James Hetfield is super happy about the Download highlights on Sky Arts 1 HD

Jazz a Vienne, France: June 28-July 13

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Volt Festival, Hungary: July 3-6

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Les Eurorockeennes, France: July 4-7

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Astropolis, France: July 4-14

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Cruilla Festival, Spain: July 5-6

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, USA: July 10-13

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Balaton Sound, Hungary: July 11-14

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

T in the Park: BBC, July 12-14

The BBC has confirmed that it plans to give T in the Park the same treatment as Glastonbury. We can therefore expect the same levels of support with live streams for all of the stages available on TiVo and on the BBC’s websites. Details are otherwise a little thin on the ground right now. 

V Festival: Channel 4, August 17-18

Channel 4 will be broadcasting live coverage and highlights of this year’s V Festival, featuring Beyoncé’s only European festival performance of 2013.

Latitude, UK: Broadcaster TBA, July 18-21

Latitude’s organisers are currently in discussion with various TV broadcasters.

Dour, Belgium: July 18-21

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Paleo Festival, Switzerland: July 23-28

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Tout un Foin, France: July 26-27

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Kendal Calling, UK: July 26-28

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Bloodstock, UK: August 8-11

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Reading & Leeds, UK: BBC, August 23-25

Live coverage of Reading & Leeds 2013 will be provided by the BBC. We’re told that multiple feeds will be provided through the Connected Red Button, online and on mobile apps.

Rock en Seine, France: August 23-25

Part of the Daily Motion Summer of Festivals.

Bestival, UK: Broadcaster TBA, September 5-8

There’s currently no word on how you’ll be able to catch up with the Bestival action this year.

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