Amy Winehouse documentary to receive UK premiere at Glastonbury Festival

Idlewild, Lulu and Heavenly Records showcase also confirmed for this year's festival

New Amy Winehouse documentary Amy will receive its UK premiere at this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

British singer Winehouse passed away in July 2011 at the age of 27, with a new film called Amy: The Girl Behind The Name focusing on her rise to fame as well as her sad demise. Directed by BAFTA-winning filmmaker Asif Kapadia (Senna), the documentary is due to premiere at the Cannes Film Festival later this month, before being released widely on July 3.

However, as confirmed on the official Glastonbury website, organisers have confirmed that the film will be screened at William’s Green during this year’s event.


Also newly announced, Idlewild, Lulu and more have been added to the Field of Avalon, while Heavenly Records will mark its 25th anniversary with the likes of Toy, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, Stealing Sheep, The Voyeurs and Hooton Tennis Club all performing on the William’s Green stage.

Glastonbury Festival 2015 runs from June 24-28 at its traditional home of Worthy Farm, Somerset. Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who will headline the Pyramid Stage this year. Organiser Emily Eavis has confirmed to NME that the festival will not ban selfie sticks, despite US events doing so recently.

Meanwhile, Amy Winehouse’s father Mitch Winehouse recently revealed that he ordered the new documentary about his daughter to be re-cut after protesting that it was misleading about aspects of the singer’s personal life. He said that he had a passage removed from the film which described how Amy spent Christmas alone.

Mitch explained that the singer spent the morning with her fiancé, film director Reg Traviss, before they were due to visit their respective mothers in the afternoon. Winehouse said: “Amy being Amy, she didn’t go to her mum. So my son Alex went over to her place so that she wasn’t on her own.” He told The Sun: “We created such a fuss over this that they took the scene out. It was not true and is extremely hurtful. That’s just one example of how biased and slanted we think this film is.”

Watch a teaser trailer for the documentary below.