Glastonbury Festival reveals Circus and Theatre line-ups

a wealth of entertainment confirmed over three fields

published: Tue 12th Apr 2011

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Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2011
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£195 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2011

Ahead of this Sunday's re-sale of tickets, Glastonbury Festival has revealed the headliners, and some of the entertainment away from the main stages in the Theatre and Circus fields.

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The fields are situated along the eastern fringes of the site on some of the most historic farmland in Somerset, south of the Green Fields, beyond West Holts and to the north of William's Green to cover three fields, and offer an amazing array of entertainment from the sublime to the ridiculous - a plethora of acts - breath taking, thought provoking and astounding. Theatre and Circus hosts one of the largest gathering of Circus and Theatre performers ever assembled under canvas, and gives a unique opportunity for Festivalgoers to observe, participate in and experience outstanding performance art at its best. The area has seven venues, countless walkabouts, installations and ground shows.

Area organiser Haggis McLeod has announced that headlining the Circus Field are the UK's number one touring circus - NoFit State Circus with a brand new show called 'Barricade' with Circolombia who work with the favela kids of Colombia also confirmed.

The more walkabout circus folk (over 100 of them) will include Circolombia, Village Disco, Rumple the Kangaroo Fool of OZ, Jay Toor, The Pirates of the Carabina, and the Insect Circus, Naked Lunch, and Dirty Fred: Circomedia, with The Powder Puff Girlz confirmed for the Sensation Seekers stage.

The line-up in the Comedy Marquee includes quick-tongued laughs from Shappi Khorsandi, Mitch Benn, music from Four Poofs and A Piano, and political satire from Mark Thomas.

Haggis McLeod has also announced the following selected Theatre & Circus highlights for this year: Marcus Brigstocke, Kevin Cruise, BlackSkyWhite, Stephen Frost's Improv Allstars, Murray Lachlan-Young, Avanti Display, The Black Eagles, Jonathan Kay, The Dream Engine, Norman Lovett, Area 51, Babyhead, Sonic Forest , Mimbre, Icarus, Movin' Melvin Brown, Emergency Exit Arts , Phil Kay, Ojarus, Jeremy Hardy, 1623 Theatre Company, Naked Lunch, Arthur Smith, Jaipur Kawa Brass Band, John Hegley, Shazia Mirza, Rory Motion, The Flamborough Trolls, Twisted Cabaret, Attila the Stockbroker, Aisle16, Phil Nichol, John Otway, Robin Ince, High Rise Rubber, Simon Munnery, Herbie Treehead Disaster Band, and of course Haggis and Charlie.

Although the full line-up for this year's Festival has not yet been announced, already confirmed are U2, Coldplay, and Beyonce as Pyramid Stage headliners, plus Primal Scream, Mumford & Sons, Elbow, Everything Everything, Anna Calvi, BB King, Big Boi, The Chemical Brothers, Crystal Castles, Friendly Fires, Fleet Foxes, Gruff Rhys, James Blake, Janelle Monae, Laura Marling, Warpaint, Treetop Flyers, My Tiger My Timing, Emily and the Woods, My First Tooth, Twin Brother, Louise and the Pins, Tristram, J-Treole, and London Afrobeat Collective. To see who has been confirmed, and who might be playing take a look at the eFestivals' Glastonbury 2011 rumours.

A further release of a limited number of cancelled tickets will go on sale from 9am this Sunday, 17th April 2011, although in order to do so you must have registered beforehand to be eligible to buy a ticket. However, it's unlikely that they'll be a huge number of tickets available on that day. They will be priced at £195 (plus a booking fee of £5).

For more details about registering and ticket information click here.

Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June 2011
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£195 - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 175000
last updated: Wed 29th Jun 2011


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