Classic performances from previous Glastonbury Festivals will be broadcast on BBC through the last week of June. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, many events have been cancelled, like the 2020 Glastonbury Festival.
BBC has recently announced that they have plans to have classic performances from previous years of the Glastonbury Festival broadcasted from 25-28 June in the absence of being able to physically attend the Festival, which was meant to have its 50th anniversary this year.
The four days of programming previous performances from Glastonbury will be hosted by Clara Amfo, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne, Edith Bowman, and Mark Radcliffe.
It will start with Julien Temple’s film Glastonbury, which celebrates the history of the Festival. The film will be broadcasted on Thursday 25 June on BBC Four.
Then over three nights on BBC Two from 26-28 June, they will celebrate with classic and memorable performances from the broadcaster’s 23-year partnership with the Glastonbury Festival.
BBC Two will broadcast some classic performances from Glastonbury like Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, PJ Harvey, Amy Winehouse, Blur, REM, Lady Gaga, Dizzee Rascal, Toots and the Maytals, Arctic Monkeys and the Rolling Stones.
BBC Four will focus their programming set on acoustic performances from Glastonbury, with the likes of Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Kano, Patti Smith, Richie Havens, and Leon Bridges.
Performances from Glastonbury like Florence and the Machine, Christine and the Queens, Lana Del Rey, Billie Eilish, The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, and Radiohead are part of sixty full Festival sets that will appear on the new-pop up channel and be available on-demand on BBC iPlayer.
On Friday 26 June, organiser Emily Eavis will be interviewed by Lauren Laverne on her BBC 6 Music show.
The BBC radio stations will also be playing archived performances from Glastonbury and they will be available on the BBC Sounds app.
Lorna Clarke, the controller of BBC Pop said, “Even though Worthy Farm can’t be full of thousands of music lovers this year, the BBC will celebrate with four days of memories and archive footage to give our audience a taste of the festival in their own homes.”
Seeing these performances of the Glastonbury Festival broadcasted is definitely something to look forward to in the month ahead. Even though we can not physically be at these festivals, plans are being made to bring them to us.