Glastonbury's Greatest Headliners: watch festival highlights from across the years on BBC Two tonight

As one of the UK's biggest music festivals, Glastonbury has played host to countless major artists over the years.

Friday, 21st June 2019, 3:54 pm
Glastonbury has played host to countless major artists over the years (Photo: BBC)

After a recuperative gap year, Worthy Farm in Somerset is set to welcome back thousands of music fans next week for the 36th edition of the event.


'Pyramid legends'

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This year will see the likes of The Killers, The Cure and Stormzy take to the Pyramid Stage over the course of the weekend, kicking off on Friday 28 June.


But if you aren't attending, or are keen to see some of the acts from years gone by, BBC Two will be showing the greatest artists to ever headline the festival tonight (22 June).


The A to Z programme, hosted by Edith Bowman, covers every Glastonbury since TV coverage began in 1994, kicking off with the Arctic Monkeys and Adele.


Oasis, Pulp and The Cure in 1995 stand out as Britpop bangers, while Neil Young, Bruce Springstreen and Blue in 2009 gave festival-goers plenty of anthems to wave their flags to.


For many music fans, the most memorable show came in 1997 when Radiohead took to the famous stage - and blew a few speakers in the process.


Also featuring new interviews with the likes of Liam Gallagher, the Chemical Brothers, Damon Albarn and Jarvis Cocker, the show caters for all palates of music taste


When is it on TV?


The show will air on BBC Two tonight (Sat 22 Jun) at 10pm.