Glastonbury Festival to be webcast

Streams of live music instead of mud and rain to support Glastonbury Festival 2000

All you high-tech Glastonbury lovers have been given a state of the art contingency plan if the rain turns the annual music festival into another mud-fest. For the first time, the highlights of the Glastonbury Festival will be webcast using Apple's QuickTime technology.

The festival, which runs from 23-25 June, will feature many illustrious artists, including Travis, David Bowie, Moby, Nine Inch Nails, Groove Armada, Morcheeba and others.

PlayLouder.com, the official Internet sponsor of this year's Glastonbury Festival, will be webcasting some of the performances from the Festival for up to four hours a day using QuickTime streaming technology.

The webcast will include four bands per day from the main stages and six per day from the new bands tent, as well as interviews with top performers and a review of each day's events. A special hour-long compilation of Festival highlights will be available on the site for three months after the event is over.

Details of the webcasts, together with further details of the online event from Glastonbury, are available from:

Glastonbury Festival and playlouder

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