David Bowie's Glastonbury set to be released
- Bang Showbiz
- 2 October 2018
David Bowie's legendary 2000 Glastonbury performance - which will include all of his greatest hits as well as never before seen footage - will be released for the first time
David Bowie's legendary 2000 Glastonbury headline performance is to be released in full for the first time.
The greatest hits set from the late rock 'n' roll legend is considered to be one of the festival's best ever Sunday night closing shows and it will be available from November 30 on DVD, CD, Vinyl and digitally.
Each format will include the full 21-song tracklist, which includes tracks such as 'Ashes to Ashes', 'Life On Mars?', 'Rebel Rebel', 'Heroes' and 'Let's Dance', and the DVD release will be the first time the concert has ever been seen in its entirety after previously having only ever been televised for 30 minutes.
The artwork booklets will also include notes from Caitlin Moran, photos of Bowie in his iconic 3/4 length custom Alexander McQueen frock coat and Bowie's tour diary, originally written for Time Out magazine.
In one diary entry featured, Bowie documents his preparation for the show, writes: "As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show. 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".
Glastonbury co-organiser Emily Eavis has described Bowie's Glastonbury set as the best performance by an artist she has seen at Worthy Farm.
She 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."