Shangri-La entertainment revealed at Glastonbury Festival

The Hub, Snake Pit, The Bodyshop, Club Dada, and line-up details

published: Fri 22nd May 2009

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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

The Shangri-La area of the Glastonbury Festival have released their plans for this year's entertainment.

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This year's theme for Shangri-La will be 'Dyscotopia', and the plans include new venues, the line-up of acts which include an Africa Express Sound System, music for Thursday night, and a wide variety of performance artists appearing throughout the long weekend.

The new central feature of the area, will be the The HUB which will include a distorted version of an information centre, with 'propaganda bursts' from people who "seem to drift in and out of reality".

Daytime entertainment at The HUB will be provided by the Trans-Siberian March Band, La Fanfare en Petard, Orkestra Del Sol, Masters Of The Kazooniverse, DJ Russ Jones, DJ Jason Mayall, Stoke Newington International Airport and circus performers including big beat percussion, wall runners, tightwire acts and witch doctors.

New in Shangri-La this year is the Snake Pit, with a no-tattoo no-entry policy (and yep, if you lack the requisite skin job, there'll be a tattoo parlour ready to sort you out). The Snake Pit will have stage shows and exotic cabaret. The organisers say it's a "glam dress code" thing, too.

Also fresh for 2009 is the The Bodyshop. Detail is scant at the time of writing, but Shangri-La talks of an outfit specialising in body alterations and upgrades.

The Continental Drifts team return to Shanri-La with Club Dada where the entertainment begins late afternoon Thursday, with acts including Africa Express DJ Special playing a Saturday night slot, which will include "Superstars from around the globe". The line-up also includes a mystery slot on Friday night, billed as "Someone amazing but we would be sacked if we told you who".

The line-up, although not yet confirmed by officially by Festival organisers as includes on Thursday Deathray Trebuchay, Pronghorn, The Destroyers, Cut a Shine, Victor Menace!!!, Brothers Bab, and Alexandro Toledo and The Magic Tombolinos.

Friday's line-up includes The Head Gardener, Warlords Of Pez, Blackberry Wood, The Dynamics, SPECIAL GUESTS, The Delegators, The Pyramid Audio, Lazy Habits, Johnny Flynn, Ruth Theodore, The Long Notes, Katy Carr, and Run.

DJ Jason Mayall, Fat 45, Africa Express DJ Special, Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, No 1 Station, Killa Dilla, Peyoti for President, Heavy Load, Jamie Renton, Al Cool and the Stranger Wines, Spaceships Are Cool, and DJ Chinaman all are expected to appear on Saturday.

The final day of the Festival will see performances from DJ Tofowski, Polka Madre, La Fanfare en Petard, Orkestra del Sol, Trans-Siberian March Band, Le Vagabond Boogaloo Club, Jah Free, Brothers Bab, Monty Casino, Tarantism, Kim Lone, and DJ Lee.

Bassline Circus also returns, by day it's a performance arts centre and cinema, with interactive installations, films, and fun and games, hosted by Glasgow's Lowsalt and Autonomous Arts from Manchester. In the evening and night time, Bassline offers a mix of DJs, MCs, bands and performance acts including DIY, Smokescreen, ATG crew, London City Soldiers, Mr Psik, Jstar, Daddy Freddy, Jungle Drummer vs DJ Fu, Wax & Inferno, Bobby Friction, and The Insiders.

Phil's Deluxe Diner, and Slumbarave also returns with four-poster beds, their indoor spa and the Jacuzzi Lounge. Slippers and dressing gowns will be laid on, and guests can expect game weirdness such as 'Mono Slipper Racing', as well as late disco action from Absinthia and the The Laundrettas.

Other attractions AT the largest of the late night areas at the festival include Come and Play, Area 51's Underwater Lounge, Madame Nazreens Fortune Telling Booth, Gramophon Salon, Peoples Front Room, Smash and Grab, Temporary Autonomous Artists and Igloo.

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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