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Glastonbury Festival has given audiences some of music's most unexpected moments in the past 52 years.Since the iconic music event began in 1970, the world's biggest stars have graced its stages - and provided many moments that have made us laugh, cry and at times, even shocked us.Some of those moments have begun even before the Worthy Farm festival opened its gates, with musicians embroiled in a war of words over billed headline slots.With the eyes of the world on Glastonbury Festival as it gets underway this weekend (June 24-26), Daily Star looks at some of the event's most unexpected moments.Glastonbury might be one of the world's most iconic festivals, but in 1970, the new event made its name with a headline set from glam rock band T.Rex.However, the group were not originally supposed to play the main stage - with rock group The Kinks set to headline instead.When The Kinks dropped out at the last minute, T.Rex stepped up to replace them and made festival history in the process.Speaking to NME about the first ever Glastonbury, festival founder Michael Eavis recalled the group's set, saying it "remains one of the most memorable slots ever at the festival."Adele delivered a knockout performance at Glastonbury in 2016, rolling through hit after hit including Hello and Rolling In The Deep.However, the singer shocked everyone after dropping a series of F-bombs throughout her set.This didn't deter viewers or fans though, who relished every moment of her set - some of who were even brought up onstage by the singer in once in a lifetime moments - while others were left in tears by her powerful performances.Jay-Z's 2008 Glastonbury headline slot delighted festival goers - but not everyone was pleased when the rapper was
Glastonbury 2022: BBC share further details of festival coverage
BBC have shared further details of their coverage for this month’s Glastonbury Festival.Last month it was revealed that the broadcaster will show sets live from Worthy Farm’s Pyramid Stage in Ultra High Definition (UHD) for the first time.Now, a full schedule for the week leading up to the festival and its Friday night (June 18-24) has been shared, with significant coverage across radio and television.BBC Music’s presenters for the festival include Lauren Laverne, Jo Wiley, Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens, while the pre-festival schedule includes a broadcast of Glastonbury: 50 Years & Counting, described as a “kaleidoscopic portrait of Glastonbury and its social and musical history is given through the testimony of its principal curators, Michael and Emily Eavis, as well as artists who have appeared there”.Contributors on the programme include Aswad, Chris Martin (Coldplay), Dua Lipa, Ed O’Brien, Fatboy Slim, Florence Welch, Johnny Marr, Linda Lewis, Orbital, Noel Gallagher, The Levellers, Thom Yorke and Stormzy.On Monday (June 20), Stormzy: Road to the Pyramid Stage will be broadcast on BBC One, a film “in which Stormzy reflects on the journey that led him to that iconic performance in 2019 at the festival”.See the full schedule for BBC’s Glastonbury coverage from June 18-24 below.
Glastonbury Festival 2022: BBC to broadcast Pyramid sets in Ultra High Definition for first time
BBC has announced that it will broadcast sets live from Glastonbury Festival‘s Pyramid Stage in Ultra High Definition (UHD) for the first time.In addition to the news that will bring fans watching at home closer to the action, BBC Music has also announced its presenters including Lauren Laverne, Jo Wiley, Clara Amfo, Jack Saunders and Huw Stephens.Audiences will be able to watch headline sets by Billie Eilish, Paul McCartney, Kendrick Lamar and Diana Ross (legends slot) in UMD aired live on BBC One/Two as well as BBC iPlayer and online from Friday, June 24 to Sunday, June 26.For the first time, BBC iPlayer’s dedicated Glastonbury channel will be live from Thursday, June 23 through to the Sunday, guiding viewers through the hundreds of performances taking place at Worthy Farm.Also on the presenter line-up across TV and radio is: AFRODEUTSCHE, Cerys Matthews, Danny Howard, Dermot O’Leary, DJ Target, Jaguar, Jamz Supernova, Matt Everitt, Sian Eleri, Steve Lamacq, Tiffany Calver, Tom Ravenscroft, Vick Hope and Zoe Ball.BBC Radio 1, Radio 1 Dance, Radio 1Xtra and Radio 2 will all provide coverage of the festival, which returns after three years following the COVID pandemic.BBC Radio 6 Music will be the festival’s radio home, providing all-day Glastonbury coverage from Wednesday, June 22 through to Sunday, June 26.The BBC’s celebration of Glastonbury 2022 will begin earlier than in previous years.
Glastonbury 2022 reveals Croissant Neuf line-up
Glastonbury has announced the 2022 line-up for its Croissant Neuf stage.The Worthy Farm festival, which this year will be held from June 22-26, has confirmed a host of on-site line-ups recently, including the bills for the Acoustic Stage and the Glade, Common, Left Field and Shangri-La areas.Today’s Glastonbury announcement (May 13) concerns the Croissant Neuf stage, which is located in the Green Fields.The solar-powered stage is set to welcome performances from the likes of Cut Capers, Moulettes, K.O.G, Steve Knightley & Seth Lakeman, Katy J Pearson Band, Sam Lee, TC & The Groove Family and many more.You can see the full line-up poster for Glastonbury’s Croissant Neuf stage below.We're pleased to reveal the 2022 line-up for the solar-powered @CroissantNeuf stage, once again bringing great live music to the Green Fields! pic.twitter.com/S1HRCqjIxH— Glastonbury Festival (@glastonbury) May 13, 2022“In 2022, Croissant Neuf continues its legendary mission of subtly delivering the concepts of caring for our planet and ourselves through the medium of environmental displays, eco-friendly chats and workshops and oodles of Solar Powered music in our big top and on our Bandstand,” a statement about Croissant Neuf that has been posted on the Glastonbury website reads.“Croissant Neuf pioneered the use of Solar Power at festivals, starting in 1987,” it adds.