The 2021 Glastonbury Festival is almost here! Well it should be. The coronavirus, of course, ended this year’s event, as it did with so many of our favorite gatherings. Fear not, though: Aunt Beeb is here to bring some Somerset mud and music to our homes this weekend.
Yes, the BBC’s Glastonbury Experience is here to show us the best of Glastonbury’s past. Airing all weekend, the pop-up channel iPlayer, with takeovers of BBC Two and BBC Four, will feature headliners including Radiohead, REM, Arctic Monkeys and Iggy Pop, among many others.
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Here, we break down the full program so you know when to log in – and when to shut down!
Glastonbury Festival 2021 BBC TV Program Friday 9pm: Glastonbury in the 90s – BBC Two 9pm: Al Green in Glastonbury 1999 – BBC Four 10pm: Radiohead in Glastonbury 1997 – BBC Two 10pm: Best of Glastonbury 1998 – BBC Four 11pm: REM in Glastonbury 1999 – BBC Two 23h35: Best of Glastonbury 1999 – BBC Four
Aired on BBC Two and iPlayer, Friday’s ’90s theme will feature key moments such as Robbie Williams’ pyramid scene in 1998 and Radiohead’s performance in 1997, which came just two weeks after the release of their acclaimed album by criticism, OK Computer.
Saturday 9pm: Glastonbury in the 21st Century – BBC Two 9pm: Best of Glastonbury 2003 – BBC Four 10pm: Glastonbury 2019 with Kylie Minogue – BBC Two 10pm: Iggy Pop and the Stooges at Glastonbury 2007 – BBC Four 11pm: Glastonbury 2017 – BBC Four 11:20 p.m .: Arctic Monkeys at Glastonbury 2013 – BBC Two
On Saturday BBC Two will feature some of the best tracks seen at the Glastonbury Festival since 2000, culminating with Kylie Minogue’s 2019 set.
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Sunday 7:30 p.m .: Legends of Glastonbury – BBC Two 9 p.m .: Live at Worthy Farm: Backstage – BBC Two 10 p.m .: Live at Worthy Farm Highlights – BBC Two 10 p.m: Fela Kuti at Glastonbury 1984 – BBC Four 11:15 p.m .: I am a Mutoid: A Glastonbury Hero – BBC Four
Live at Worthy Farm: Backstage is a special behind-the-scenes documentary about how May’s online livestream came about. It features interviews with some of the event’s headliners – Damon Albarn, Coldplay and Wolf Alice, to name a few – as well as organizer Emily Eavis. Highlights from the livestream itself follow next.
On BBC Four, there’s a very first full broadcast of Fela Kuti’s 1984 set, followed by a documentary on famed Glastonbury artist Joe Rush.
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