BBC comes to rescue of disappointed Glastonbury fans with four days of festival highlights over the years

The iconic Pyramid Stage has played host to 50 years of iconic headline sets on Worthy Farm
The iconic Pyramid Stage has played host to 50 years of iconic headline sets on Worthy Farm - (Copyright EMPICS Entertainment)
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Glastonbury may have fallen victim to coronavirus but there will be a feast of musical highlights to gorge on this weekend.

As a celebration of what would have been the 50th anniversary edition of the festival the BBC are taking a look back at some of the best performances of all-time from Worthy Farm.

Here is everything you need to know ahead of a huge weekend of music.

Thursday, June 25

Glastonbury, 10pm, BBC Four

A Glastonbury documentary kicks off the weekend's coverage with performances from the likes of Radiohead and Morrissey - (Copyright PA)

Friday, June 26

The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8:30pm, BBC Two

Elbow at Glastonbury 2011, 9pm, BBC Four

Beyonce at Glastonbury 2011, 10pm, BBC Two

The first featured performance on Friday night sees Guy Garvey lead Elbow on the Pyramid Stage nine years ago - (Copyright PA)
That's followed by Beyonce's headline set from the same year - (Copyright PA)

Arthur Lee and Love: Forever Changes at Glastonbury 2003, 10pm, BBC Four

Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 11pm, BBC Four

Jay-Z at Glastonbury 2008, 11:30pm, BBC Four

Jay-Z's legendary performance back in 2008 will also be shown on Friday night - (Copyright PA)

Glastonbury 2019, 11:30pm, BBC Two

Saturday, June 27

Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 7pm, BBC Four

Toots and the Maytals at Glastonbury 2010, 7:30pm, BBC Four

The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8pm, BBC Two

Adele at Glastonbury 2016, 9:30pm, BBC Two

A modern classic - Adele's iconic set from 2016 will kick Saturday night into gear - (Copyright PA)

The Chemical Brothers at Glastonbury 2000, 10:20pm, BBC Four

Coldplay at Glastonbury 2016, 11:10pm, BBC Two

Best of Glastonbury 2000, 11:10pm, BBC Four

Travis and The Chemical Brothers are among the acts shown as part of a Glastonbury 2000 highlights package - (Copyright PA)

Sunday, June 28

The Glastonbury Experience Live, 8pm, BBC Two

Nile Rodgers and Chic at Glastonbury 2017, 8pm, BBC Two

Nile Rodgers plays his endless number of hits back from his Glastonbury set in 2017 - (Copyright PA)

Glastonbury Backstage Acoustics, 9pm, BBC Four

David Bowie at Glastonbury 2000, 9:30pm, BBC Two

David Bowie's incredible Glastonbury set from 2000 is shown in full for the first time ever on Sunday night - (Copyright PA)

Amy Winehouse at Glastonbury 2007, 9:30pm, BBC Four

The late great Amy Winehouse's 2007 performance will be shown on Sunday evening - (Copyright PA)

Best of Glastonbury 2011, 10:30pm, BBC Two

Ed Sheeran at Glastonbury 2017, 11:30pm, BBC Two

Ed Sheeran's memorable 2017 performance rounds off a huge weekend of music sets on the BBC - (Copyright PA)

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