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Glastonbury add performances from 2019 to YouTube + full sets to BBC iPlayer

Glastonbury add performances from 2019 to YouTube + full sets to BBC iPlayer

“More news soon on plans with the BBC for a celebration over Glastonbury weekend in June”

Glastonbury Festival announced they have posted some performances from the BBC’s Glastonbury 2019 coverage on their YouTube channel, in addition to the full sets on BBC iPlayer.

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Announcing the news on Twitter this evening (May 15), Glastonbury also said there will be more news soon on plans with the BBC for a celebration over Glastonbury weekend.

The Glastonbury 2019 playlist features songs from Foals, The Chemical Brothers, Neneh Cherry, Mike Skinner, IDLES and more – You can check out the full list here.

Glastonbury organiser, Emily Eavis, said on Instagram: ‘We have added some performances from Glastonbury 2019 to our YouTube channel, including this incredible moment from The Chemical Brothers on the Other Stage. Enjoy reminiscing about shared moments in fields with friends.. we will be back!”

Earlier in the year, the BBC announced plans to broadcast “a celebration of Glastonbury” this June – following official confirmation that Glastonbury‘s 50th-anniversary celebrations have been put on hold due to the COVID-19 crises.

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Doing their best to help combat the coronavirus outbreak – the Festival, headed by Michael and Emily Eavis, donated cotton tote bags to hospitals in need, while also giving away thousands of litres of hand sanitiser, gloves and face masks meant for Glastonbury 2020 to frontline emergency services – including Avon and Somerset Police and NHS staff. The Festival also gave away several thousand ponchos which have been repurposed as anti-coronavirus PPE.

Glastonbury 2020 was set to be held at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday, June 24 through Sunday, June 28 – In a message from organisers, announcing Glastonbury 2020’s cancellation, Michael and Emily Eavis explained that cancelling this year’s event was their “only viable option” following “new government measures announced this week” to prevent the spread of the pandemic – saying: “We’re so sorry that this decision has been made. It was not through choice. But we look forward to welcoming you back to these fields next year and until then, we send our love and support to all of you.”

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