Live at Worthy Farm review – beautiful music marred by technical meltdown

Damon Albarn

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Access issues imply this might be remembered as a failure – however the filmed performances, from Coldplay’s twinkling spectacular to Kano’s dynamic theatre, are excellent

The nervous messages begin showing on social media just earlier than the Glastonbury livestream’s scheduled start time. Passwords given to punters, who have paid £20 for access, are registering on the web site as invalid. It becomes more and more apparent that those that can truly watch it are within the minority: a lot of the viewers are locked out.

The corporate answerable for the stream – which has since apologised – seems to be the tech equivalent of the cheerful but useless Glastonbury steward who appears at your ticket, and confidently directs you to an entrance gate 26 miles away from the one you’re purported to go to, a journey you undertake to the faint but distinctive sound of a band you actually needed to see, enjoying a very great distance away.

Associated: Behind the scenes at Glastonbury’s Live at Worthy Farm – photo essay

Live at Worthy Farm is streamed online at 2pm and 7pm UK time on 23 Might.

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