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Published: 22nd Jun 2016

Next weekend (June 26th to 28th) this year's Glastonbury Festival take place. 

Music lovers who have been unable to get their hands on a ticket will be able to enjoy extensive coverage of the event online, provided they have a fast and reliable broadband connection. 

The BBC will be live streaming performances from the Pyramid, Other, West Holts, Park, John Peel and BBC Introducing stages. What's more, these streams will be available in HD for the first time. 

In addition, more than 100 performances from the festival will be accessible on BBC iPlayer or the BBC Glastonbury website, as well as exclusive backstage sessions in the BBC Music Teepee.

Bob Shennan, controller of BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Asian Network and director of BBC Music, stated: "Glastonbury is one of the cultural highlights of the year and I’m thrilled that BBC Music is able to present extensive coverage of one of the world’s most iconic music festivals to millions of BBC viewers. 

"Whether it’s tuning in live on television, seeing exclusive backstage moments on your mobile phone, or reliving highlights on Red Button or iPlayer, only the BBC are able to offer the full Glastonbury experience."

Headlining Glastonbury this year are rock legends The Who, hip hop star Kanye West and Florence and the Machine, who were late replacements for the Foo Fighters. Other acts set to perform include MotorHead, Paul Weller, Lionel Richie and Burt Bacharach.

The BBC's coverage of Glastonbury is an example of the high level of online attention major events now achieve. If your internet connection is too slow to take advantage of this, consider a switch to satellite broadband.