If you weren't planning on heading to Glastonbury for its landmark 50th birthday celebrations this weekend, you may have been planning a weekend camped in front of the TV to watch live coverage from Worthy Farm.

Unfortunately, we know that the former is not happening - but a variation on the latter is still on the cards.

The BBC had previously announced 'The Glastonbury Experience' across several TV stations, radio stations and their BBC iPlayer, which will broadcast the biggest and best sets from over the years.

It began yesterday and will continue until Sunday, with sets by everyone from Oasis to ColdplayAdele and Ed Sheeran being shown.

While Irish users unfortunately won't be able to watch the dedicated iPlayer channel (boo!), BBC Two and BBC Four will be showing classic Glastonbury performances in full, with a 90-minute live programme each night. Tonight, it'll be hosted by Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe; on Saturday and Sunday, Clara Amfo and Edith Bowman.


Friday's schedule includes The Rolling Stones, Lizzo, PJ Harvey and Oasis from 8.30pm (BBC Two), while Beyonce's 2011 set will air in full from 10pm before coverage continues from 11.30pm.

Also on Friday, BBC Four will show sets by Elbow (9pm), Love and Arthur Lee (10pm), a compilation of backstage acoustic performances (11pm) and Jay-Z (11.30pm).


On Saturday from 8pm (BBC Two), there'll be snippets of sets by Janelle Monae, Bruce Springsteen, Dizzee Rascal and Arctic Monkeys, with Adele's 2016 headline set airing in full from 9.30pm and Coldplay's 2016 set following at 11.05pm.

On BBC Four, coverage starts at 7pm with another compilation of acoustic performances, followed by Toots and the Maytals at 7.30pm. There's then a short break in coverage before resuming at 10pm with The Chemical Brothers, followed by a 'Best Of 2000' compilation.


On Sunday, BBC Two will broadcast a 'Legends' programme at 6.30pm, which will look back on the icons that have played the famous Sunday afternoon slot. Lady Gaga, Nick Cave and REM will feature at 8pm, before David Bowie's 2000 set will be shown in full from 9.30pm. It'll be followed by Ed Sheeran's 2017 set at 11.30pm.

On BBC Four, Chic and Nile Rodgers kick things off at 8pm, followed by another compilation of acoustic performances at 9pm. Amy Winehouse's 2007 set follows at 9.30pm, before another 'Best of Glastonbury' compilation from 2011.


Now all you need to do is tie an old wristband around your arm, organise an orderly queue for the toilet, pitch a tent in your garden and it's almost like planning the real thing.

And if you haven't taken our Glastonbury Quiz yet, what's stopping you?