Glastonbury Experience 2021

Glastonbury Experience 2021 — BBC reveals details of its programming

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The BBC has revealed its Glastonbury Experience 2021 will include footage from last weekend’s Live At Worthy Farm

A special director’s cut of the Live At Worthy Farm stream, which premiered online on Saturday 22 May, will be broadcast on BBC television in the coming weeks. In addition, there will be another chance to catch highlights from the livestream across television, radio and online platforms between Friday 25 and Sunday 27 June, as a part of The Glastonbury Experience 2021 — the BBC’s annual celebration of Glastonbury Festival. We note this is a week after the summer solstice, which feels like a missed opportunity to us.

BBC Two will also air a 60-minute behind-the-scenes documentary, presented by BBC Radio 2 presenter Jo Whiley, during The Glastonbury Experience 2021. The programme will feature the story behind the staging of Glastonbury’s first ever festival without an audience, interviews with the artists, backstage footage and performance highlights from Live At Worthy Farm.

Filmed across the Festival’s Worthy Farm site at landmarks including the Pyramid Field and the Stone Circle, the livestream premiered online on Saturday 22 May. This groundbreaking event, directed by the multiple Grammy-nominated Paul Dugdale, saw a glittering array of artists giving their time to perform in support of the Festival and associated charities, including Coldplay, Damon Albarn, George Ezra, Haim, Idles, Róisín Murphy, Jorja Smith, Kano, Michael Kiwanuka, The Smile and Wolf Alice, plus DJ Honey Dijon.

The groundbreaking five-hour extravaganza was interspersed by a spoken-word narrative from artists including PJ Harvey, Jarvis Cocker, Kae Tempest, George The Poet, Kurupt FM, Little Amal and Michael Eavis, who guided festival-goers on a journey through the sacred valley in Somerset.

You can read more about the BBC’s plans in their announcement.