Glastonbury Festival: Why trucks have turned up near the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm

Expectations of special broadcasts from Glastonbury Festival this weekend have been quietly dampened after the BBC clarified why a number of lorries arrived at Worthy Farm. The festival was cancelled due to safety concerns surrounding the coronavirus crisis and the BBC has unveiled a five-day virtual Glastonbury line-up which will be streamed on the iPlayer over the course of the weekend. Yet some eagle-eyed festival fans spotted a number of white lorries arriving on site yesterday morning (Tuesday, June 23), and one appeared to be an outside broadcast truck.

The arrival of lorries near the Pyramid Stage has sparked some speculation that a special broadcast could take place from the festival, but the BBC has clarified the trucks belong to a production crew which is setting up to film links for this weekend's TV coverage. A spokesman said there are "no unexpected big surprises here" and urged people not to visit Worthy Farm. Looking for today's top stories in one place? Sign up for our newsletter here.

BBC Glastonbury tweeted: "For the eagle-eyed who've spotted trucks by the Pyramid Stage on our Glastonbury webcam, that's just our team getting ready to film links for the TV coverage. "No unexpected big surprises here and Glastonbury Festival asked us to remind you that Worthy Farm remains closed to the public." This year is the festival's 50th anniversary, and the BBC will celebrate its rich history with an exciting array of highlights and full sets from previous years.

The broadcaster has created a pop-up channel - BBC Glastonbury - dedicated to showing highlights from the last 50 years of Glastonbury, while BBC Two, BBC Four and iPlayer will be airing classic performances over the festival's weekend.

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More than 55 Glastonbury Festival performances are now confirmed to be streamed over the course of the weekend.

They include some of the best known headlining performances, including David Bowie's showstopping performance on the Pyramid Stage in 2000, Adele's set from 2016 and Stormzy's groundbreaking appearance last year.

To create the feel of a festival, the BBC has announced a day by day line-up for the acts it will have on offer, just like the real Glastonbury would have.

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