American Rapper Nas will headline the new Silver Hayes arena at Glastonbury Festival this summer, which was formerly known as the Dance Village.
Also appearing in the 7,000 capacity Sonic tent at Silver Hayes will be Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, Aluna George, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos.
Silver Hayes, which takes its name from one of the oldest meadows on Worthy Farm, will also include the Wow Stage for up and coming acts and the Gully, a new installation which combines “an open air stage and a pulsating street of sound systems and stalls featuring the best new DJs, MCs and live music”.
The full line-up for the other stages and sound systems will be revealed in April.
Festival Organiser Emily Eavis said they are aiming for a carnival atmosphere with the rebranded Dance Village space:
“I’ve always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There’s going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world.”
Glasto founder Michael Eavis added:
“Malcolm (Haynes, Dance Village Co-Ordinator) turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he’s been going hard at it ever since. Now he’s conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant.”
Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset between 26 – 30 June. More info on WOW247.
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