Trash City returns to Glastonbury Festival

with pinball wizardry, Tarantino inspired mayhem, and more

published: Thu 21st May 2009

in Trash City

Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£175 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Tue 2nd Jun 2009

Trash City returns to Glastonbury Festival to once again take over a whole field at Glastonbury with its inspired blend of interactive art, late night music, burlesque, theatre, disco and downright mayhem.

in Trash City (2)


in Trash City (2)


in Trash City (2)
For the third year running they will take over a whole field at the legendary Somerset festival with a unique blend of interactive art, music, burlesque, theatre, disco and downright mayhem.

Returning to set the scene of an apocalyptic dream-world straight from the pages of a 2000AD comic, will be art collective the Mutoid Waste Company have created innovative metal sculptures for nearly three decades and this year in Trash City they unveil their latest creation The Juke Joint, a giant interactive pinball table-cum-music venue.

The new attraction uses the audience as pinballs, who will get catapulted through a series of incredible worlds, culminating in a giant light-up score board which reveals a four piece robot band and a chorus line of 30ft animatronic puppets when a new high score is achieved.

The new interactive venue joins the returning nightly Wacky Races-style mutant vehicle parades and a pyrotechnic outdoor spectacular.

Other interactive attractions for Trash City 2009 include:

The Dragstrip - Part towering Aztec temple, part biker bar, inspired by Tarantino's Dusk 'Til Dawn, showcasing the hottest bands and DJs from the UK Underground, plus sizzling burlesque performances and a nightly aerial Vampire show. Hosted by notorious 'delinquent showgirl' Ruby Blues.

The NYC Downlow - The world's first travelling Gay disco makes a return, a replica of a burnt-out New York tenement populated by Drag Queens and muscle-bound hunks.

You Me Bum Bum Train - A live art/theatre group, will be high-jacking a real-life plane crash and taking the audience for a wild ride through a random array of weird and wonderful worlds, for the ultimate Alice In Wonderland experience!

Rubbish Fairy's House of Doll - the Technicoloured den of disorder returns with a multi-media extravaganza of art, music and performance.

The music line-up for this year of bands and secret guests has not yet been announced.

Glasto Earth, (here), has predicted the line-up for Arcadia, which will be located by the Joe Strummer memorial stone and just across the railway track from Trash City will include Disco of Doom, Hybrid (DJ set), Subsource, Lee Mortimer, Freefall Collective, Tristan (DJ), Blackout, Babyhead, Evil Nine, Far Too Loud, Adam Freeland, Alex Metric, Sicknote, Kid Blue, Smerins Anti-Social Club, Dub FX, Freq Nasty, Zion Train, The Egg, Baobinga, Reso, JazZstePpa, Powersteppers, Pronghorn, Dub FX, and King Porter Stomp.

The only officially confirmed acts are Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band as Saturday night headliner, with Blur and Neil Young as the other headliners, plus Kasabian, Doves, White Lies, Echo and the Bunnymen, Fleet Foxes, The Wombats, Jason Mraz, Maximo Park, Emiliana Torrini, Florence & The Machine, Lily Allen, The Ting Tings, and Franz Ferdinand.

This year's full Glastonbury line-up won't be announced until late Monday night, and eFestivals will be publishing it then. To see who has been confirmed, and who might be playing, take a look at the eFestivals' Glastonbury 2009 rumours >>.

This year's Glastonbury Festival runs throughout the five full days from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June 2009 at Worthy Farm, Somerset.

A full weekend ticket is priced at £175 (plus a booking fee of £5), and you must have a registration number to be able to purchase them.

To buy Glastonbury Festival tickets, there are a few still available, click here.

Each purchase must be matched with valid registration numbers.

Online registration is also available and can be carried out by clicking here.

The ticket price includes includes a FREE programme, a useful cloth bag, and small around the neck guide. Car parking tickets can be bought at the same time and are priced at £10 per vehicle, and campervan tickets are priced at £65 per van.

For detailed information on all aspects of the festival, click here.



Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2009
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£175 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 150000
last updated: Tue 2nd Jun 2009


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