What's the best way to watch live video coverage of Glastonbury 2016 on my iPad? I'm not going to be near a telly so I'd like to get a livestream on my tablet.

The Glastonbury music festival takes place this weekend: from 24 to 26 June 2016. This year the venerable festival will be headlined on the Pyramid Stage by Muse (on the Friday night, from 10.15pm), Adele (at the same time on Saturday night) and, inevitably, Coldplay on Sunday night. (The BBC has the full line-up and schedule here.)

Glastonbury will be broadcast on the BBC (or large swathes of it will be, at any rate - the Beeb promises more than 25 hours of coverage), some parts of it live and some as edited highlights. But not all Glastonbury fans will choose to watch it the old-fashioned way. Good weather is promised, for one thing, and while this is good news for those attending the festival in person, it also makes it more likely that the rest of us will be spending time away from the living room. Following the music on an iPad or iPhone would be just the ticket.

In this article we explain how to watch live broadcast coverage of Glastonbury 2016 (and how to catch up on the highlights) on your iPad or iPhone.

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad or iPhone: iPlayer

Since it's the BBC doing the coverage, the iPlayer is your friend. Download iPlayer if you've not got it already (it's free and wonderful, so unless space is an issue it ought to be on there) and open the app.

Tap the Menu button at the top-left of the screen, and select the appropriate channel. You'll either want TWO or FOUR, depending on which act you want to see. On the left of the subsequent screen you'll see what's playing now, and the next two programmes. Tap the green I to watch live.

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad & iPhone: iPlayer

Here's when Glastonbury is being broadcast, and on which channel:

Friday 24th July

BBC TWO

19:00: The One Show kicks off BBC coverage with a 30-minute show fronted by Alex Jones and Greg James.
22:00-22:30: Friday at Glastonbury Part 1 (highlights)
23:15-02:00: Friday at Glastonbury Part 2 (highlights)

BBC FOUR

19:00-20:00: James
20:00-21:00: ZZ Top & The Lumineers
21:00-22:00: Foals
22:30-00:00: Underworld

Saturday 25th July

BBC TWO

16:00-17:15: Saturday at Glastonbury Part 1 (highlights)
20:00-21:00: Saturday at Glastonbury Part 2 (highlights)
21:00-01:00: Saturday at Glastonbury Part 3 (highlights)

BBC FOUR

19:00-20:00: Squeeze & Madness
20:00-21:00: Baaba Maal & Mbongwana Star
22:30-00:30: New Order & Philip Glass' Heroes Symphony

Sunday 26th July

BBC TWO

18:30-20:00: Sunday at Glastonbury Part 1 (highlights)
21:00-00:00: Sunday at Glastonbury Part 2 (highlights)

BBC FOUR

20:00-21:00: Gregory Porter & Ellie Goulding
21:00-22:00: PJ Harvey
22:00-23:30: Earth, Wind & Fire

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad or iPhone: BBC Music

A new aspect of Glastonbury's coverage this year will be the part played by the free BBC Music app, which will include exclusive full sets and tracks from across the weekend.

The BBC said the Music app will give users access to more Glastonbury than ever before by "allowing them to personalise their journey according to their personal preferences".

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 on iPad or iPhone

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad or iPhone: Catch up

The BBC will be showing highlights programmes each evening, and this is a good place to catch up on the acts you missed during the day. But you'll also be able to watch or rewatch coverage that you missed on the iPlayer.

You're likely to see some Glastonbury coverage on iPlayer's home screen (tap Menu > Home if you've ended up in another part of the app); swipe across to browse through highlighted recent programming. But a more direct route is to tap the search icon at the top right and type in Glastonbury.

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad & iPhone: iPlayer

Once you've found a show you fancy watching, tap it and then hit the I button to start it playing. Or tap Download if you'd like to watch it later and/or fear you may not have a web connection for long.

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad & iPhone: iPlayer

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on iPad or iPhone: Radio

You'll miss out on the stage pyrotechnics and the endless shots of middle-class women sitting on their boyfriends' shoulders, but it's possible to listen to Glastonbury on the radio. In this case the app to use is iPlayer Radio.

Download the app and spin the wheel at the bottom of the home screen to select the appropriate channel. Here's the schedule. In most cases the listings show the presenter rather than the artist.

Thursday 23rd July

RADIO 1

19:00-22:00: Annie Mac, with performances from Mura Masa and Bonzai, Nao, Rejjie Snow, Shy FX and Protoje, and Mele and Monki's NRG F.

Friday 24th July

RADIO 1

10:00-13:00: Clara Amfo
19:00-22:00: Annie Mac

RADIO 2

07:00-10:00: Chris Evans

6 MUSIC

13:00-15:00: Lauren Laverne
16:00-19:00: Steve Lamacq
20:00-22.00: Tom Ravenscroft

Saturday 25th July

RADIO 1

13:00-16:00: Alice Levine & Huw Stephens

1XTRA

21:00-00:00: Live from the WOW Stage

RADIO 2

16:00-19:00: Jo Whiley & Dermot O'Leary
19:00-21:00: Steve Lamacq
21:00-00:00: Trevor Nelson with Adele's headline set live

6 MUSIC

10:00-13:00: Lauren Laverne
20:00-22.00: Tom Ravenscroft

Sunday 26th July

RADIO 1

13:00-16:00: Alice Levine & Huw Stephens

1XTRA

16:00-19:00: DJ Target

RADIO 2

16:00-19:00: Jo Whiley & Dermot O'Leary
21:00-00:00: Trevor Nelson with Coldplay's headline set live

6 MUSIC

10:00-13:00: Cerys Matthews
20:00-22.00: Tom Ravenscroft
22:00-00:00: Steve Lamacq

How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live on other devices

If you'd rather watch Glastonbury on TV or online using devices other than the iPad and iPhone, we'd suggest that you peruse an article that's been put together by our colleagues at PC Advisor: How to watch Glastonbury 2016 live coverage.

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