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

Damon Albarn

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

The fearful messages start showing on social media just before the Glastonbury livestream’s scheduled start time. Passwords given to punters, who've paid £20 for entry, are registering on the website as invalid. It becomes more and more obvious that those that can truly watch it are in the minority: a lot of the audience are locked out.

The corporate in command of the stream – which has since apologised – appears to be the tech equivalent of the cheerful however ineffective 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 really great distance away.

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