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Adam Buxton and Joe Cornish start coverage of this year's festival, which will feature all the major acts from the three main stages as well as special guests. Acts featured tonight include Coldplay, Faithless, Nelly Furtado, Ozomatli and, making their UK debut, Shibisashirazu Orchestra, a 33-piece Japanese musical extravaganza.

There'll be fun in the sun or will it be mud? - as Glastonbury again plays host to the highlight of the festival season

Glastonbury 2002 7.30pm BBC Choice/11.35pm BBC2
After a year's absence, the Glastonbury Festival, which for many music lovers is not only the highlight of the festival season, but also the highlight of the year, is back.
Both BBC2 and BBC Choice will be running extensive coverage of this near-legendary event from a farmer's field in one of the most "mystical" parts of the country. Unless you really must taste the atmosphere in person (and chance the whole thing turning into a grotesque mud bath if the weather turns nasty), watching it on television is surely the most civilised way of enjoying the festival.
On Choice, our hosts will be comedians and music fans Adam and Joe - best known to Channel 4 viewers for their mad evocations of Hollywood blockbusters using toy animals. The pair will speak to the artists and members of the audience and coverage will run, on and off and interspersed with other programmes, throughout the evening.
As ever, there's an eclectic range of acts lined up for the weekend. The newly cool Rolf Harris appears, as do Rod Stewart, Isaac Hayes (now familiar to a whole new generation as the priapic Chef in South Park) and Pink Floyd's Roger Waters.
Anyone who prefers their music a bit more up to date will doubtless welcome Coldplay, the Charlatans and Orbital.


Adam Buxton
Joe Cornish
Nelly Furtado
Shibisashirazu Orchestra

BBC Choice

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