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Beyoncé headlined Glastonbury in 2011

The BBC is to broadcast classic Glastonbury performances this 12 months in the songs festival’s absence.

Preceding headline sets from Beyoncé, Adele, Coldplay, David Bowie and Jay-Z will be shown on BBC Two and BBC Four.

A new pop-up channel will also surface on BBC iPlayer, which will attribute far more than 60 historic sets.

This year’s festival, which was owing to attribute Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar and Sir Paul McCartney, was cancelled amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Much more than two hundred,000 persons, like a hundred thirty five,000 ticket-holders, would have descended on Deserving Farm in Somerset if the festival experienced long gone in advance from twenty five to 28 June.

Clara Amfo, Edith Bowman, Jo Whiley, Lauren Laverne and Mark Radcliffe will host four times of programming throughout the BBC.

At the centre of the BBC protection will be 3 ninety-minute programmes on BBC Two, broadcast on Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 June.

They will attribute performances from Amy Winehouse, Arctic Monkeys, Blur, Dizzee Rascal, Lady Gaga, PJ Harvey, R.E.M. and The Rolling Stones.

More programming on BBC Four will attribute some of the most unforgettable acoustic performances filmed in the BBC compound at prior festivals – like Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Kano, Leon Bridges, Patti Smith, Richie Havens and Youssou N’Dour.

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Taylor Swift, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar had been owing to top rated the bill on the Pyramid Stage this 12 months

Archive performances will also be performed throughout BBC radio stations and accessible on the BBC Seems app.

Organiser Emily Eavis will be interviewed by Lauren Laverne on her BBC six New music clearly show on Friday 26 June.

Lorna Clarke, the controller of BBC Pop claimed: “Even nevertheless Deserving Farm cannot be whole of countless numbers of songs fans this 12 months, the BBC will rejoice with four times of reminiscences and archive footage to give our viewers a flavor of the festival in their very own homes.”

Eavis additional: “There are so quite a few unforgettable sets being performed throughout the BBC over what would have been our fiftieth anniversary weekend.

“Individually, I am looking forward to a weekend of reflecting on the background of our festival and heading back to some classic performances from David Bowie, Adele, REM, Beyoncé, The Rolling Stones, Jay-Z, Billie Eilish and heaps far more.

“Me and my dad will certainly be seeing!”

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