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Plans in works for Glastonbury TV event?

Plans in works for Glastonbury TV event?
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Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis reveals that "broadcast plans" are in the works for the weekend that the festival was due to take place.

Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis has suggested that a virtual version of the festival could go ahead this summer.

The music event was due to take place at Worthy Farm from June 24 to 28 but was cancelled in March due to the coronavirus pandemic, which has put the UK in a state of lockdown.

This year Glastonbury was due to mark its 50th anniversary with a lineup of performers including Diana Ross, Sir Paul McCartney, Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar, with no word yet on whether they will be rebooked if the festival goes ahead next summer.

Posting on Instagram, Eavis revealed: "For everyone asking about our broadcast plans for what would have been the festival weekend, an announcement is coming next week with all the details. And there's going to be a lot of gems unearthed from the Glastonbury vault!"

The news suggests that a selection of vintage performances could be rebroadcast - most likely on the BBC, the festival's long-term broadcast partner - but also opens up the possibility that some new sets could be broadcast from artists' homes.

Radio 1's Big Weekend is going ahead this weekend in a similar vein, with new and classic sets being broadcast online via BBC iPlayer.

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