late night changes for Glastonbury Festival 2013
new look Shangri-La, and Arcadia to move
published: Fri 12th Oct 2012
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Mon 17th Jun 2013
Late night 'naughty corner' area Shangri-La have revealed, (here), on the official site that it's undergoing a complete re-make with a new series of shows, introducing a new set, new venues and and a new theme which they will develop over the four years starting at next year's Glastonbury Festival.
The late-night area's theme for next year's Festival will be One Man's Heaven is Another Man's Hell and is the first part of the new Shangri-la 'Afterlife' series.
The area has had an evolving storyline that has developed year by year. In 2009 it was a pleasure city run by a corrupt dictatorship. In 2010 the ruling administration was overthrown and the city opened up to rebels and chancers. In 2011, the population gave up trying to save the city and set off to colonise a new world, holding a last party before they left, with a rave to end all raves. Unfortunately in the fallow the year the story arc ended when the new colonists where betrayed by the aliens that they sought to befriend.
Continuing the story the familiar 'Bladerunner' alleys and venues including the Hub, Club Dada, The Snakepit and Hotelslumbarave of the last four years have been destroyed, and everything that was once there has now gone, and instead a new chapter begins next year.
During the interview about the new plans, Dabs revealed that the naughty corner is to get a shake up next year, with the other late night zone Arcadia will be moving away from the South East area of the site, and into the 'dance' area. However the neighbours like Block9, The Common, and The Unfairgound are all set to make a return in the same place in 2013.
Update: eFestivals has since spoken to Emily Eavis (interview to be published soon) and it looks like all the ideas are very much up in the air, and nothing is finalised yet, and that the Arcadia move (or where it moves) is not a done deal. The ideas now may be totally different by spring time, and what they are talking about at the moment may not necessarily happen. The main thing was I think that organisers want is to make it as 'de-congested' as possible.
Shangri La will still be offering Festival goers a chance to explore the realms of heaven and hell with contributing artists, designers, and venue owners creating their own sub-plots. As Debs, tells the official site, "The Audience becomes inhabitants of the film-set inspired wonderland, Shangri-la, which they explore and become lost within. It is an other-worldly festival experience, with plenty of mind blowing surprises along the way!"
eFestivals can't wait to explore, seeking out hidden realms, lose ourselves (hopefully not too badly next year) in the layers and layers of artwork, discover secret venues, and watch the secret big-name acts.
UPDATE: To read the interview in full click here.
Tickets for Glastonbury have completely sold out, although there is likely to be a resale of returned tickets in the spring, and eFestivals will let ticket buyers know beforehand when the re-sale will be.
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Registration does not reserve or guarantee you a ticket in the resale, but if you don't register you will not be able to buy a weekend ticket for Glastonbury Festival 2013.
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Glastonbury Festival takes place from Wednesday 26th June until Monday 1st July 2013 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Somerset and, as ever, includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and a host of local charities and causes (in 2011, more than £2m was raised).
Expect something like 2,000 performances at 50 or so venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!
No acts are confirmed as yet, and the first names are expected be announced in sometime in December. As usual eFestivals will bring you the very best-sourced rumours, allowing festival-goers to see who is playing long before the bands are formally announced - keep your eyes on the Glastonbury 2013 rumours, updated as we receive information. Help us to help you - if you hear of a band that's playing, please let us know.
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Mon 17th Jun 2013
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