David Bowie is a legend. Fact. But when you’re as much of a legend as the late great Bowie is, then it’s not just who you are that’s legendary but what you do. One moment that will forever be synonymous with Bowie’s brilliance will be his headline set from 2000 at Glastonbury Festival – and now it’s being released.
‘David Bowie Glastonbury 2000’ will now arrive on November 30 on double CD, DVD, and a triple LP vinyl – complete with notes from Caitlin Moran, photos of Bowie in his iconic 3/4 length Alexander McQueen coat, and a special addition of Bowie’s tour diary, originally written for Time Out.
“As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show,” wrote Bowie in his entry. “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”.
“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,” said Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis. “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.”
Get excited everyone.
Parlophone Records in association with BBC Studios and Glastonbury Festivals Ltd. are proud to announce DAVID BOWIE ‘GLASTONBURY 2000’ on 2CD/DVD, 3LP, 2CD and digital formats, documenting Bowie’s legendary Sunday night headline performance on 25 June 2002 https://t.co/9kEE56IA65 pic.twitter.com/0Wm8KZ43U3
— David Bowie Official (@DavidBowieReal) October 2, 2018