Glastonbury: BBC to air classic sets in festival’s absence

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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

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Annual festivals for August rescheduled due to coronavirus concerns

Owing to ongoing worries about the coronavirus pandemic and the statewide shelter-in location orders, many extended-functioning once-a-year festivals historically held in August have been cancelled for this summertime and postponed until finally 2021.

— The forty seventh Annual Gravenstein Apple Reasonable, which experienced been slated for August 15-16 at Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol, has been cancelled for this summertime and will return subsequent year. Data: gravensteinapplefair.com

— The Cotati Accordion Pageant, which experienced been established for August 22-23 at La Plaza Park in Cotati, has been postponed until finally 2021. The occasion was established in 1991 to rejoice

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