Glastonbury urges music fans to watch Eurovision on day of livestreamed event

Tom Horton
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Glastonbury Festival has urged people to watch the Eurovision Song Contest on the day of its livestreamed music event.

The virtual concert and the music competition will both be taking place on May 22.

Coldplay, Damon Albarn, Jorja Smith, Haim, Wolf Alice and Michael Kiwanuka will be among the artists taking part in Glastonbury’s event.

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A tweet for Eurovision’s official account said they will be “a bit busy on that night”.

“We’re just happy to see more and more live music coming back. Music first. Always,” it added.

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Glastonbury responded: “Aw, thanks guys! (One of our timed streams begins just after Eurovision finishes – we fully advocate people watching both!)”

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Glastonbury has been cancelled for a second year in a row (Matt Crossick/PA)

This year’s Eurovision is being held in Rotterdam after being cancelled last year.

In January, it was announced Glastonbury has been cancelled for a second year in a row because of the pandemic.

However, the organisers have applied to stage a concert at the site of the festival in September.

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