Britain’s legendary – actually, you can probably just say ‘iconic’ and be done with it – Glastonbury Festival is a fixture of the music calendar. Huge bands drop everything to play there, hundreds of thousands of devotees brave traffic jams and portable toilets join the party, and headliners vie to write themselves into musical history with showstopping performances. Occasionally, it rains and someone falls into a quagmire.
This summer Glastonbury has taken a different form: Live at Worthy Farm. It’s greatly pared down, with five hours of music and spoken-word stories, but still has a starry, ‘Glasto’ feel, with bands like Haim, Coldplay and Idles all performing for free in support of the festival.
And thanks to the magic of live streaming, everyone on the planet can tune in and soak up the good vibes and top tunes – and all for the good cause of keeping this cultural landmark afloat after two cancelled festivals