David Bowie's legendary headline set at Glastonbury in 2000 is be to given a full commercial release ahead of Christmas.

The singer, who died in January 2016, enjoyed a commercially and artistically incredible career that spanned from the mid-1960s right up to his death, but spent the bulk of the 1990s releasing adventurous material and largely ignoring his back catalogue.

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But when he played Glastonbury in 2000, he performed a set that encompassed his career, with a performance that created international headlines with its sheer gravitas and quality.

Now set to gain a full official release at the end of November, the full package will feature never seen before footage from the set, along with exclusive photography.

Bowie: "As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show."

Bowie wrote a diary for Time Out magazine in the run up to the Glastonbury gig, noting: "As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show.

"Yes, yes, I know I did four or five hits on the later shows but I held out pretty well I thought . . . big, well known songs will litter the field at Glastonbury this year. Well, with a couple of quirks of course."

"As of 1990 I got through the rest of the 20th century without having to do a big hits show." - David Bowie

Reflecting on Glastonbury's most memorable performers, the long-running festival's co-organiser Emily Eavis says: "I often get asked what the best set I've seen here at Glastonbury is, and Bowie's 2000 performance is always one which I think of first.

"It was spellbinding; he had an absolutely enormous crowd transfixed. I think Bowie had a very deep relationship with Worthy Farm and he told some wonderful stories about his first time at the Festival in 1971, when he stayed at the farmhouse and performed at 6.00am as the sun was rising.

"And he just played the perfect headline set. It really was a very special and emotional show."

David Bowie - Glastonbury 2000 will be released on November 30.