Celebrating Glastonbury’s 50th birthday at home

Glastonbury organisers Emily and Michael Eavis have announced a programme of virtual gigs and recordings from festivals gone-by and the BBC are also planning a multi-platform “Glastonbury Experience” for the festival weekend.

The colossal music festival, due to celebrate its 50th birthday this year, was cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The virtual events start on Thursday 24 June, finishing on Sunday 28 June, and include past sets from from Amy Winehouse, Radiohead, Florence & The Machine, Lana Del Rey, Beyonce many more, so music lovers will be able to dance to their favourite artists in the comfort of their own homes.

There will also be an a special programme on BBC Two, presented by Jo Whiley and Mark Radcliffe, which contain will previously unseen or rarely shown moments from previous Glastonbury festivals, including highlights from The Rolling Stones headline set in 2013, Florence & The Machine’s debut on one of the main stages in 2010, and a reminder of Stormzy’s powerful headline set last year.

The programme will air on Friday 26 June at 8.30pm

If you’d like more information, you can check the official Glastonbury website or the BBC’s Glastonbury events page:

glastonburyfestivals.co.uk

bbc.co.uk/events