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There we were wondering what we were going to do now that Glastonbury has had to postpone the festival in its 50th anniversary year and then the BBC come in and save us by bringing Worthy Farm to our homes.

The BBC has announced that it is launching a pop up Glastonbury channel to mark what would have been the 50th anniversary of the festival. The channel will feature extensive coverage over the planned festival weekend which will broadcast iconic sets and highlights from previous festivals on BBC iPlayer. If that isn’t enough, BBC 2 and BBC 4 will also be airing classic performances in full including headline shows from David Bowie, Beyonce and Adele and there will be over 60 sets on demand.

BBC Radio 2, 6 Music, Radio 1, 1Xtra and the BBC Asian Network will also be dedicating programming to Glastonbury with live interviews with Emily Eavis among other treats.

Speaking about the announcement, BBC Pop Controller, Lorna Clarke, said: “Glastonbury Festival has for decades been a huge moment in the BBC’s music calendar thanks to Michael and Emily’s magical creation. Even though Worthy Farm can’t be full of thousands of music lovers this year, the BBC will celebrate with four days of memories and archive footage across TV, BBC iPlayer, Radio and BBC Sounds to give our audience a taste of the festival in their own homes.”

This year’s lineup would have included performances from Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift. You can tune into all the Glastonbury coverage from the BBC over the weekend of the 24th-28th June.