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

Damon Albarn

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Entry problems 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 start showing on social media just earlier than the Glastonbury livestream’s scheduled begin time. Passwords given to punters, who've paid £20 for access, are registering on the website as invalid. It turns into increasingly apparent that those who can truly watch it are within the minority: a lot of the viewers are locked out.

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

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