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David Bowie’s 2000 Glastonbury headline set to be released

By | Published on Wednesday 3 October 2018

David Bowie

David Bowie’s Glastonbury headline set from the year 2000 is to be released on DVD, CD, vinyl and digital formats next month. It will be the first time the full performance has been available in this way, just 37 minutes of it having been broadcast previously as part of the BBC’s coverage of the festival.

As well as the 21 song greatest hits set, all physical formats of the release will include a copy of Bowie’s diary as he prepared for the show, originally written as a feature for Time Out.

Among the insights contained within it is the following: “As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show. Yes, yes, I know I did four or five hits on the later shows but I held out pretty well I thought … Big, well known songs will litter the field at Glastonbury this year. Well, with a couple of quirks of course”.

Glastonbury’s Emily Eavis says: “I often get asked what the best set I’ve seen here at Glastonbury is, and Bowie’s 2000 performance is always one which I think of first. It was spellbinding; he had an absolutely enormous crowd transfixed”.

“I think Bowie had a very deep relationship with Worthy Farm”, she goes on, “and he told some wonderful stories about his first time at the festival in 1971, when he stayed at the farmhouse and performed at 6am as the sun was rising. And he just played the perfect headline set. It really was a very special and emotional show”.

The film and album will be released on 30 Nov. Here’s the only previously released track from the performance, ‘Heroes’:



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