Glastonbury is back on… and everyone’s invited (well, a virtual version at least)

Coverage across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer will include nostalgic sets spanning the last 50 years.

Painstakingly going through the line-up only to arrive and fail to see every act because you’re too busy at the bar or making friends with Hare Krishnas, sound familiar?

Well, now you can enjoy your favourite Glastonbury artists, without missing anyone’s set.

Oh, and you can do it all from the comfort of your own sofa.

Put your hands together for The Glastonbury Experience.

While the main event at Worthy Farm in Somerset has been axed this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, a cyberspace version of Glasto is taking its place.

Coming to a TV screen near you on Thursday, and running until Monday, the virtual festival will pay homage to its 50th anniversary by revisiting iconic performances.

Coverage across BBC Two, BBC Four and BBC iPlayer will include nostalgic sets from Oasis on the NME Stage in 1994 to the Rolling Stones’ headline set in 2013, and Florence + the Machine’s debut in 2010 to Amy Winehouse’s controversial 2008 appearance when she had a scuffle with a fan in the front row after jumping into the photographer’s pit.

There will also be more contemporary performances from the likes of The Killers, Lewis Capaldi, Radiohead, and Stormzy’s headline set from 2019.

Emily Eavis, daughter of Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis, said: “There are so many memorable sets being played over what would have been our 50th anniversary weekend.”

She added: “Personally, I’m looking forward to a weekend of reflecting on the history of our festival and going back to some classic performances from David Bowie, Adele, REM, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and lots more.

“Me and my dad will definitely be watching.”

So, if you fancy Glasto without the bladder-bursting traffic jams, waking up in soggy tents, and knee-deep mud, you know what to do.

For more info, click here: The Glastonbury Experience.

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