new look 'tropical' Dance Village unveiled for Glastonbury Festival

featuring Wow! Stage, Cubehenge, BBC Introducing and more

By Scott Williams | Published: Thu 29th Apr 2010

Glastonbury Festival 2010 - Fatboy Slim
Photo credit: Chris Mathews

Glastonbury Festival 2010

Wednesday 23rd to Sunday 27th June 2010
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£185 + £5 booking fee (plus £4.95 postage) - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 175,000

This year at this summer's 40th Anniversary Glastonbury Festival the Dance Village will be bigger, bassier and altogether more bootylicious for 2010, with seven music arenas including two brand new stages alongside the relocated BBC Introducing stage.

Fatboy Slim
The line-up of acts already includes the likes of Fatboy Slim, Chase & Status, N-Dubz, Chipmunk, Kelis, Above and Beyond, Crystal Castles, Boys Noize, Simian Mobile Disco, Delphic, Nick Warren, and Magnetic Man.

Joining them are the newly announced Joy Orbison, Boy George, Beardyman, Craig Charles presenting his The Fantasy Funk Band, High Contrast, Snap!, Tayo, The Orb, Zero 7 (DJ Set), Will Saul, Kissy Sell Out, A Skillz, Norman Jay, Ashley Beedle, Annie Nightingale, Dave Seaman, Nero, The Secret Cinema Band, Swaparama, Jalapeno Sound System, Twilight Players, The Correspondents, and many more.

The WOW! Stage replaces the Dance Lounge this year and brings a colourful collision of '70s Club Tropicana nostalgia, offering a tropical paradise setting and a line-up of disco, house, future-garage, dubstep and rising stars from across the board. DJs will play into the sunshine from a giant pineapple DJ booth during daylight hours, slipping into a tropicalia-laden tent for evening entertainment.

The WOW! is also the setting for half of the Village's Thursday night opening party which is the first to start on site and promises some super-special guests.

The Pussy Parlure the Burlesque Cabaret Spiegeltent is back, with Annie Nightingale overseeing the second half of the opening festivities there on the Thursday night. Annie celebrates her 40th year in the BBC, a poetic tie-in at Glasto's 40th birthday. Then the ever-playful Parlure does what it does best with its host of fringe fancies and left-field treats throughout the weekend.

Cubehenge is also new for 2010, an outdoor stage bringing house, downbeat dancing and funk. The space is created amidst a barrage of monumental cubes, which are lit from within, shifting and changing colour iridescently by night. It's a modern day megalithic temple for revellers to worship the gods of dance.

DJs such as Will Saul, Norman Jay, Zero 7 (DJ Set), and Ashley Beedle will perform to an audience surrounded by a construction of monumental cubes.

"In the Dance Village we've looked at what contemporary UK dance music means in 2010," says the Dance Village's Malcolm Haynes. "With an all-out urban programme in East Dance on Saturday and WOW! looking to the future of dance music with acts such as Joy Orbison, DaM FunK, Jamie Jones and Kode9, we'll be catering for the scene aficionados as well as the chart followers."

And of course the East Dance and West Dance also return with their customary downpour of the biggest dance acts in the game. Plus, a Magic Bubbles' Stage, cafe and gallery (with some secret VIP guests) the Boudoir, digital graffiti wall, epic artworks and a bunch of other beautiful bits 'n' bobs.

The confirmed line-up for the Dance Village is as follows:

Friday 25th June
Fatboy Slim
Chase and Status (Live)
Zane Lowe
Plan B (Live)
Rob da Bank
Example (Live)
Roger Sanchez
O. Children
Bunny Come (Live)

Saturday 26th June
N-Dubz (Live)
Chipmunk (Live)
Kelis (Live)
Tinie Tempah (Live)
Giggs (Live)
Chiddybang (Live)
McLean (Live)
Bashy (Live)
Donaeo (Live)
Roll Deep (Live)

Sunday 27th June
Above & Beyond
Crystal Castles (Live)
Filthy Dukes (DJ Set)
Professor Green (Live)
Naive New Beaters (Live)
Crystal Fighters (Live)
We Have Band (Live)

Friday 25th June
Boys Noize
Simian Mobile Disco
Delphic (Live)
Fake Blood
Chromeo (Live)
Boy 8-Bit
Hannah Holland

Saturday 26th June
Nick Warren
Mix Hell (Live)
Sander Kleinenberg
Banco de Gaia (Live)
Riva Starr
Neville Staple (Live)
Dub Pistols (Live)
Foreign Beggars (Live)

Sunday 27th June
Magnetic Man (Live)
Stanton Warriors (Live)
Adam F
Blasted Mechanism (Live)
Toddla T
Alex Metric (Live)
South Central
Jaguar Skills
A1 Bassline
Killaflaw (Live)
Virus Syndicate (Live)

Thursday 24th June
Jaymo & Andy George (Live)
Hot Natured
Joy Orbison
Wax Tailor (Live)
Jamie xx
Boy George (Live)
Beardyman (Live)

Friday 25th June
Matt Tolfrey & Geddes
Jamie Jones
Crazy P (Live)
Horsemeat Disco
Nneka (Live)
Back to Basics
Adam Shelton & Subb-An
PBR Streetgang
El Diablos Social Club

Saturday 26th June
Craig Charles Presents the Fantasy Funk Band
High Contrast
Redlight & MC Dread
L-VIS 1990
Central Spillz (Live)
Hot D'Jour (Live)
The Heatwave
Dub Boy ft Redskin

Sunday 27th June
The Ratpack
Snap! (Live)
Four Tet (Live)
Hyperdub with Kode9, Ikonika, Terror Danjah & Dark Star
Hudson Mohawke (Live)
DaM FunK (Live)
Falling Up

Friday 25th June
The Orb (Live)
Zero 7 DJ Set
Will Saul
Iain Taylor (rEJEKTS)
Pete Gooding
Mamy Rock
The Magnet

Saturday 26th June
Kissy Sell Out
A Skillz
Bimbo Jones
Paul Lyman
Adam Regan

Sunday 27th June
Norman Jay Good Times 'Carnival King'
Ashley Beedle
Craig Charles Funk & Soul DJ Set
The Bee Keepers
Ray Mighty
RSD (Live)
2 Kings

Thursday 24th June
Annie Nightingale’s Opening Party (Celebrating 40 years at Radio 1)
Dave Seaman
Far Too Loud
Elite Force
DC Breaks
A1 Bassline
Drumsound & Bassline Smith (Live)
Professor Green (Live)

Friday 25th June
DJ Zorro
Jose Luis & Dancers
Julian, Mr M & Miguel Salsa Magic (Dance animation & audience participation)
Robin Del Castillo & his Latin Band (Live)
La bomba - Latin Explosion:
Eclectic Ballroom
Andreya Triana (Live)
Bourbon Warfare
Incredibly Strange Film Band (Live)
Take It 2 The Bridge
Secret Cinema Band (Live)
Feeling Gloomy
Sound Of Rum (Live)
Lovely Morning with Randy & Earls Old Record Club

Saturday 26th June
Swaparama (Live)
Jalapeno Sound System
Rock Idol (Live Karaoke)
Smoove & Turrell (Live)
Dr Rubberfunk
Taylor McFerrin (Live)
Western Soul
Reverend Sound System (Live)
Randy & Earls Old Record Club

Sunday 27th June
Movits and dancers
Kormac with Full Swing Band (Live)
Twilight Players (Live)
The Correspondents (Live)
Dynamo Rhythm Aces (Live)
Movits and Dancers (Live)
Nick Love
Fat 45's (Live)
Lord Fine Ear and Performers
Broken Hearts
Top Shelf Jazz (Live)
Trio Manouche (Live)
Randy & Earls Old Record Club

Glastonbury Festival is headlined by U2, Muse, and Stevie Wonder on a bill which also includes Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend, Snoop Dogg, Willie Nelson, Orbital, Shakira, Pet Shop Boys, Scissor Sisters, Seasick Steve, Jackson Browne, Faithless, Jack Johnson, Ray Davies, Slash, The Flaming Lips, Hot Chip, Florence And The Machine, and many, many more.

To see the line-up in full, along with the latest rumours for some of the other stages, click here >> or to view it on as a list click here.

The event will mark the 40th anniversary of the Music and Arts Festival at Worthy Farm, Somerset, where Michael Eavis first opened his gates for business in September 1970. Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 23rd until Sunday 27th June 2010 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside. Festival tickets were priced at £185 and have all SOLD OUT.

eFestivals' Glastonbury World Cup 2010 in support of WaterAid

Once again this summer players, mainly members of the eFestivals forums, are coming together to be part of the England vs The Rest Of The World football match, which will be raising funds for WaterAid on Thursday 24th June at the Festival.

Festival organiser Michael Eavis has challenged the event to raise £6000 for WaterAid and thus provide enough money to provide the cost of building three water wells. Water is something that we all take for granted but other people aren't so lucky.

The event begins at 1pm at the Pyramid Stage field with prematch entertainment from Hobo Jones & the Junkyard Dogs who will be doing a 40 minute set with the World Cup match will start after that.

WaterAid will again be on hand with collection buckets at the game, and people who can't make it to the event can make an online donation at

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