David Bowie's Glastonbury 2000 show to be released for the first time

David Bowie's Glastonbury 2000 show to be released for the first time

David Bowie's legendary Glastonbury 2000 performance is to be released in full for the first time on November 30. 

Parlophone Records, in association with BBC Studios and Glastonbury Festivals Ltd, will release the package on 2CD/DVD, 3LP, 2CD and standard and high resolution digital formats, documenting Bowie’s Sunday night headline performance. 

The package includes the full 21-song greatest hits set and for the first time and a DVD of the entire show, only 30 minutes of which has ever been broadcast on TV. All formats feature David’s diary, originally written for Time Out, which documents him preparing for the show.

Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis said: “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 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.” 

In addition to newly mastered audio and upgraded video David Bowie 'Glastonbury 2000' features new artwork from Jonathan Barnbrook, who worked with Bowie on the sleeves for Heathen, The Next Day and Blackstar, and notes from author Caitlin Moran, who reviewed the show for The Times. 

The package features photos of Bowie dressed in a 3/4 length one-of-a-kind Alexander McQueen frock coat, the pattern of which was made to echo the ‘bipperty-bopperty hat’ mentioned in the song Queen Bitch and worn by David at his Glastonbury Fayre debut in 1971.

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