Glastonbury To Hold Pop-Up Channel In Celebration Of 50th Anniversary

Though Glastonbury music festival was forced to cancel its 2020 show due to the pandemic, the legendary UK brand is still making the best of the situation. And to celebrate their 50th anniversary, they’re not only giving back to the community, but they’re making stage-specific playlists for their fans.

According to an British events website, BBC iPlayer will “become the home for Glastonbury lovers, with a brand new pop-up BBC Glastonbury channel,” which will showcase more than 60 classic sets from years past, including top-level talent like Adele (2016), David Bowie (2000), and Jay-Z (2008). Performances will be available on-demand, featuring other headlining acts like Billie Eilish, Lana Del Rey, Radiohead, and more. Starting Thursday, June 25th and running through Monday the 29th, viewers can watch anything and everything from the iPlayer, which puts all live and on-demand BBC coverage in one platform as well as TV channels BBC 2 and BBC 4, both of which will be broadcasting Glastonbury performances over the weekend.

This year’s Summer festival was slated to include a massive amount of top tier talent like Kendrick Lamar, Paul McCartney, and special performances from Diana Ross and Taylor Swift. Female artists were especially represented this year with Dua Lipa, Camila Cabello, Lana Del Rey, La Roux, Robyn, and Charli XCX. Stay tuned for updates on the upcoming virtual Glastonbury.

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