How to watch Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury and Friday’s acts live online and for free

Alex Turner of The Arctic Monkeys plays the guitar on a purple-lit stage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, England.
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Glastonbury Festival 2023 is set to come alive on Friday night when indie rockers the Arctic Monkeys headline the Pyramid Stage. Earlier in the week it was revealed that lead singer Alex Turner was suffering from laryngitis, but Glasto boss Emily Eavis believes that Turner will pull through. Friday's set will be the band first return to Worthy Farm since 2013. Stuck outside the UK? Read on as we explain how to watch an Arctic Monkeys online from anywhere with a VPN.

Watch Arctic Monkeys and Friday’s acts Glastonbury 2023 live streams

Friday’s Glastonbury 2023 performances will be broadcast live from 12pm BST and streamed live throughout the day on June 23.

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The Glastonbury faithful have pitched their tents at Worthy Farm in anticipation of Friday's musical features, which includes new and established acts. Multi award-winning northern rockers Arctic Monkeys are due to wow Glastonbury’s 200,000-strong crowd – assuming Alex Turner’s larynx recovers – from around 5:15 p.m. ET / 2:15 p.m. PT.

In addition to the Monkeys' highly-anticipated performance, the Glastonbury 2023 Friday lineup is packed with talent, ranging from the acoustic stylings of noughties singer-songwriters Seth Lakeman and Newton Falukner ("Dream Catch Me") to Grammy-nominated Afrobeats star Wizkid, and the MOBO-winning Laura Mvula. There's also synthpop legends Hot Chip, and Scottish rockers Texas, who’ll be making a triumphant return to the Pyramid Stage for the first time since 1999. 

One of Friday’s bookings remains a mystery, however, with an unknown band called The Churnups booked to play. The identify of the band has been a source of speculation, with Foo Fighters and Britpop legends Pulp among the likely candidates to surprise the crowds. You’ll just have to tune in later to find out.

Thanks to the BBC, you can live stream the Arctic Monkeys online, plus Friday’s other phenomenal acts, for FREE on BBC iPlayer, as part of its dedicated Glastonbury Festival 2023 live stream coverage. Just read our guide to find out how to unblock your BBC iPlayer account when visiting the US or beyond.

How to watch Arctic Monkeys at Glasto and Friday’s acts with FREE live streams

Friday, June 23

If you happen to live in the U.K. then you can enjoy the Arctic Monkeys Glastonbury 2023 headline set – along with live streams of Fridays other main acts – completely FREE on Friday, June 23.

The BBC provides comprehensive festival coverage across BBC One, Two, Three, Four, the <a href="https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer" data-link-merchant="bbc.co.uk"" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">BBC iPlayer, BBC Radio and the BBC Sounds app, with the Arctic Monkey’s headline set airing at 10:30 p.m. UK time – 5:15 p.m. ET – on Friday. You'll also be able to watch live streams of the other main acts, including Royal Blood and Wizkid, throughout the day.

BBC iPlayer even has a dedicated Glastonbury Channel from Friday to Sunday, showing key performances from the Pyramid Stage, interviews, highlights from past years and much more. Plus, for the second year running, the main stage iPlayer coverage will be broadcast in Ultra HD.

Not at home in the U.K. during one of the big Glastonbury sets? Don't worry — you can watch it via a VPN instead. 

How to watch Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2023 and Friday’s other live streams from anywhere with a VPN

Watching Glastonbury live streams is a tradition for millions of Brits across the country, but what if you're not there when the music is being broadcast live on the BBC? 

Look no further than a VPN, or virtual private network. A VPN makes it look as if you're surfing the web from your home country, rather than the one you're in. That means you can access the streaming services you already pay for, from anywhere on Earth. Or anywhere that has an internet connection, at least.

For instance, a Brit who's currently in the U.S. could live stream Arctic Monkeys online with BBC iPlayer, even though they're not in the U.K., and see Alex Turner headline on Friday night. Just make sure you have a valid TV license if you're accessing the service.

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Using a VPN is incredibly simple.

1. Install the VPN of your choice. As we've said, ExpressVPN is our favorite.

2. Choose the location you wish to connect to in the VPN app. For instance if you're in the U.S. and want to view a U.K. service, you'd select U.K. from the list.

3. Sit back and enjoy the action. Head to BBC iPlayer and watch all the Glastonbury action.


Can you watch Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury and Friday’s acts live in the US, Australia or elsewhere?

Technically, Glastonbury coverage is only available in the U.K., so if you live in another country, such as the U.S. and weren't lucky enough to grab a ticket for the festival, you won't be able to tune in.

However, if you're usually based in the U.K. but aren't there at the moment, you can tune in to the Arctic Monkeys at Glasto and Friday’s other live streams on BBC iPlayer via a VPN such as ExpressVPN.

Watch Arctic Monkeys and Friday's live streams: Full line-up

Fireworks mark the end of the Foo Fighters' Pyramid Stage performance at Glastonbury Festival, England.

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All times listed below are in BST, subtract 5 hours to get Eastern Standard Time.

Friday, June 23

Pyramid Stage

  • 10:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Arctic Monkeys
  • 8:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. — Royal Blood
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — The Churnups
  • 4:15 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. — Texas
  • 2:45 p.m. – 3:45 p.m. — Stefflon Don
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. — Maisie Peters
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. — The Master Musicians Of Joujouka

The Other Stage

  • 10:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Wizkid
  • 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Fred Again
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. — CHVRCHES
  • 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. — Krept & Konan
  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. — Carly Rae Jepsen
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Lightning Seeds
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — The Hives
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Ben Howard

West Holts Stage

  • 10:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Kelis
  • 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Young Fathers
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Joey Bada$$
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Gabriels
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Louis Cole
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Adg7
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Yaya Bey
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Star Feminine Band

Woodsies Stage

  • 10:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Hot Chip
  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — Warpaint
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — TBA
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Courteeners
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Pale Waves
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Digga D
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Flo
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Bru-C
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — The Sixsters

Park Stage

  • 11:00 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. — Fever Ray
  • 9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. — Sparks
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. — Shygirl
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. — The Comet Is Coming
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. — Unknown Mortal Orchestra
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. — Billy Nomates
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Los Bitchos
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Alabaster Deplume
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. — Adwaith

Acoustic Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. — The Saw Doctors
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Steve Earle
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Gavin James
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Newton Faulkner
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. — Seth Lakeman
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. — The Mary Wallopers
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. — Martin Stephenson & The Daintees
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. — Sniff 'n' The Tears
  • 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. — Allison Russell
  • 11:30 p.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Al Lewis

Avalon Stage

  • 11:05 p.m. – 12:20 a.m. — The Damned
  • 9:35 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. — Freya Ridings
  • 8:05 p.m. – 9:05 p.m. — Xavier Rudd
  • 6:35 p.m. - 7:35 p.m. — Laura Mvula
  • 5:05 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. — Lottery Winners
  • 3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. — Jamie Webster
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. — Fanny Lumsden
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:50 p.m . — Hobo Jones & The Junkyard Dogs

Saturday, June 24

Pyramid Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Guns N' Roses
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Lizzo
  • 5:35 p.m. – 6:35 p.m. — Lewis Capaldi
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Aitch
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Amadou & Mariam
  • 1:15 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Raye
  • 12:00 p.m. – 12:45 p.m. — Rick Astley

The Other Stage

  • 10:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Lana Del Rey
  • 8:45 p.m. – 9:45 p.m. — Central Cee
  • 6:45 p.m. – 7:45 p.m. — Manic Street Preachers
  • 5:15 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. — Maggie Rogers
  • 3:45 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. — Generation Sex
  • 2:15 p.m. – 3:15 p.m. — Tom Grennan
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — The Lathums
  • 11:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — The Unthanks

West Holts Stage

  • 10:15 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Loyle Carner
  • 8:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. — Mahalia
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Ezra Collective
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. — Jacob Collier
  • 4:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. — Third World
  • 2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. — Sudan Archives
  • 1:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m. — Kanda Bongo Man
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. — Say She She

Woodsies Stage

  • 10:30 p.m. – 11:45 p.m. — Christine And The Queens
  • 9:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. — Rina Sawayama
  • 7:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. — Måneskin
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — TBA
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Shame
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — The Murder Capital
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Working Men's Club
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Wunderhorse
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. — The Last Dinner Party

Park Stage

  • 11:00 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. — Fatboy Slim
  • 9:15 p.m. – 10:15 p.m. — Leftfield
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. — TBA
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. — Tinariwen
  • 4:45 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. — Obongjayar
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:15 p.m. — Jockstrap
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Flohio
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — James Ellis Ford
  • 11:10 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. — Max Richter

Acoustic Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. — Paul Carrack
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Glen Hansard
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Glenn Tilbrook And Beautiful Landing
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Richard Thompson
  • 4:00 p.m. – 4:40 p.m. — Badly Drawn Boy
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:40 p.m. — The Sharon Shannon Trio
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. — The Magic Numbers
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. — Roo Panes
  • 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. — Katya
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Clare Sands

Avalon Stage

  • 11:05 p.m. – 12:15 a.m. — Vintage Trouble
  • 9:35 p.m. – 10:35 p.m. — Melanie C
  • 8:05 p.m. – 9:05 p.m.—  Jake Shears
  • 6:35 p.m. – 7:35 p.m. — Gabrielle Aplin
  • 5:05 p.m. – 6:05 p.m. — Fisherman's Friends
  • 3:35 p.m. – 4:35 p.m. — Joanne Shaw Taylor
  • 2:10 p.m. – 3:05 p.m. — Beans On Toast
  • 12:50 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. — Holy Moly & The Crackers
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:20 p.m. — Cable Street Collective

Sunday, June 25

Pyramid Stage

  • 9:00 p.m. – 11:05 p.m. — Elton John
  • 7:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. — Lil Nas X
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:15 p.m. — Blondie
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Yusuf / Cat Stevens
  • 1:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — The Chicks
  • 12:15 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. — Sophie Ellis-Bextor
  • 11:00 a.m. – 11:45 a.m. — The Bristol Reggae Orchestra And Windrush Choir

The Other Stage

  • 9:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. — Queens Of The Stone Age
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. — The War On Drugs
  • 6:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. — Becky Hill
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Dermot Kennedy
  • 3:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — The Teskey Brothers
  • 1:45 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. — Nova Twins
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:15 p.m. — Japanese Breakfast
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — The Joy

West Holts Stage

  • 9:45 p.m. – 11:15 p.m. — Rudimental
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Candi Staton
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Barrington Levy
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — The Hu
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Speakers Corner Quartet
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — Black Country, New Road
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Beth Orton
  • 11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Skinny Pelembe

Woodsies Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. — Phoenix
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Caroline Polachek
  • 8:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — Editors
  • 5:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. — Slowdive
  • 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. — Cat Burns
  • 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. — The Big Moon
  • 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Cmat
  • 11:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — The Love Buzz

Park Stage

  • 9:15 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. — Alt-J
  • 7:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. — Thundercat
  • 6:15 p.m. – 7:15 p.m. — Alison Goldfrapp
  • 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. — Viagra Boys
  • 3:15 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. — Weyes Blood
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. — Charlotte Adigery & Bolis Pupul
  • 12:45 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Gwenno
  • 11:30 a.m – 12:15 p.m. — John Francis Flynn

Acoustic Stage

  • 9:30 p.m. – 10:45 p.m. — Rickie Lee Jones
  • 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. — Gilbert O'sullivan
  • 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. — The Bootleg Beatles
  • 5:30 p.m. – 6:10 p.m. — Laura Cantrell
  • 4:10 p.m. – 5:10 p.m. — Toyah Willcox & Robert Fripp
  • 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m. — Bird On The Wire: The Songs Of Leonard Cohen
  • 2:00 p.m. – 2:40 p.m. — Rumer
  • 1:00 p.m. – 1:40 p.m. — Kathryn Roberts & Sean Lakeman
  • 12:10 p.m. – 12:40 p.m. — Naomi Kimpenu (Etc Finalist)
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. — Angeline Morrison

Avalon Stage

  • 10:50 p.m. – 11:50 p.m. — Neville Staple - From The Specials
  • 9:20 p.m. – 10:20 p.m. — Mica Paris
  • 7:50 p.m. – 8:50 p.m. — Lissie
  • 6:20 p.m. – 7:20 p.m. — Far From Saints
  • 4:50 p.m. – 5:50 p.m. — Will Young
  • 3:20 p.m. – 4:20 p.m. — Elvana
  • 1:55 p.m. – 2:50 p.m. — Cara Dillon
  • 12:35 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. — Hannah Williams & The Affirmations
  • 11:30 a.m. – 12:10 p.m. — N'Famady Kouyaté

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