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Driift apologises for technical issues with Glastonbury stream

This weekend’s ‘Live From Worthy Farm’ was one of the highest-profile music livestreams yet, put on by the organisers of the Glastonbury Festival and online concerts firm Driift. Coldplay, Jorja Smith and George Ezra were among the performers at the £20-a-ticket event, which (like other Driift concerts) was pre-recorded then streamed over several viewings.

The trouble started when the first of those was due to begin, with many ticket buyers unable to access the stream: entering the code they had been sent only to be told it was invalid. Cue a barrage of angry tweets from fans, and eventually a fix that enabled them to watch without a code, and to rewind back to an earlier stage of the stream – but not the beginning.