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VIVA LA VIDA! Coldplay to headline global Glastonbury live stream

Picture: Frank Schwichtenberg

Having been forced to cancel for the second year running, ubiquitous UK mega-fest Glastonbury is taking the show to the interwebs.

Yep, that’s right. The festival will be streaming across the globe from its Worthy Farm home on Sunday 23 May for the first time in its 50 year history.

And the festival known for compiling some of the most formidable lineups to ever assemble in a field is not skimping on talent for this one either.

Audiences will be treated to performances from the likes of Coldplay, Damon AlbarnHAIMIDLESJorja SmithKanoMichael KiwanukaWolf Alice, and DJ Honey Dijon as well as a number of unannounced surprises.

“After two Glastonbury cancellations, it brings us great pleasure to announce our first online live stream, which will present live music performances filmed across Worthy Farm at landmarks including the Pyramid and, for the first time ever, the Stone Circle. It will feature a rolling cast of artists and performers who have all given us enormous support by agreeing to take part in this event, showing the farm as you have never seen it,” Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said.

“There will also be some very special guest appearances and collaborations. We are hoping this will bring a bit of Glastonbury to your homes and that for one night only people all over the world will be able to join us on this journey through the farm together.”

The five-hour extravaganza will be interspersed with spoken word narrative, written and delivered by some super special guests and will also support the festival’s three main charity partners Oxfam, Greenpeace, and WaterAid, as well as helping to secure the festival’s return in 2022.

The Glastonbury Festival: Live at Worthy Farm is on Sunday 23 May from 7pm (AEST). Head here for tickets.