first acts for Block9 revealed for Glastonbury Festival

Cerrone, Robert Hood, Joe Claussell, Honey Dijon, Jah Shaka, Loefah, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Fri 8th May 2015

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Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June 2015
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£220 (secured with a deposit) - SOLD OUT
Daily capacity: 198,000
Last updated: Thu 18th Jun 2015

The first details of the Block9 area in the naughty corner of Glastonbury Festival have been announced for next month's Festival.

The late-night destination is home to three jaw-dropping installations: Genosys, NYC Downlow and London Underground and offers dance music aficionados a 24-hour wonderland of sound systems, underground nightclubs, huge artworks and extremely alternative performance.

The line-up includes producer, drummer, and composer, Cerrone will be performing live at Block9′s official opening party at Genosys, on Thursday 25th June at 9.30pm.

Block9 will also opening their gates early at 4pm every day from Friday onwards through sunset to sunrise.

Their Genosys outdoor arena, short for Generated Oxygen System, is a concrete and glass cross between a giant oak tree and a concrete megastructure built to save the once poisoned planet. It nurtured and preserved plant life within its huge tanks and, as it drank in the excess atmospheric carbon, it poured out fresh oxygen. The first acts confirmed for the ambitious audiovisual hybrid include Robert Hood, Sven von Thulen, Phuture, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Prosumer, Mr G, Erol Alkan, and Mark E

Returning for a 9th year now is the disco, soul, funk and porn moustaches of NYC Downlowa life-size ruin of an New York City tenement featuring live bands and debauchery including Joe Claussell, Honey Dijon, DJ Pierre, Point G, Andy Butler, DJ Pierre, Dungeon Meat, Greg Belson, Horse Meat Disco, Tama Sumo, Gideon, and Eats Everything.

Plus, making a return for it's fifth year, is The London Underground with the iconic tube train bursting from the 5th floor of a 50ft decaying tower block housing a nightclub venue showcasing London's soundsystem culture with a line-up of DJs including Jah Shaka, Loefah, Youngsta, Fabio, Flight, Marcus Intalex, and Mella Dee.

Acts confirmed so far include Friday headliner Foo Fighters,Saturday headliner Kanye West, and Sunday's headlining act is The Who,  with Paul Weller, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Lionel Richie, Patti Smith & her band, Florence + The Machine, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J, Motorhead, Mary J Blige, Alabama Shakes, Paloma Faith, The Waterboys, The Fall, George Ezra, Rudimental, Deadmau5, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Suede, The Chemical Brothers (live), Belle & Sebastian, Clean Bandit, Jungle, Jamie XX, Gregory Porter, Super Furry Animals, Jon Hopkins, Sharon Van Etten, Kate Tempest, Wolf Alice, Perfume Genius, Fat White Family, La Roux, Death Cab For Cutie, Kasai Allstars, FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), Modestep, Circa Waves, Peace, Young Fathers, The Moody Blues, Chronixx, Mavis Staples, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Goat, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Hot Chip, Flying Lotus, Azealia Banks, Todd Terje, Ryan Adams, Spiritualized, Roy Ayers, The Mothership Returns: George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & The Family Stone, Jamie T, Ben Howard, Mark Ronson, Ibeyi, Rae Morris, Enter Shikari, Lianne La Havas, Jessie Ware, Death From Above 1979, Years And Years, Sleaford Mods, Charli XCX, The Pop Group, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ella Eyre, Hozier, and the entrants for the Emerging Talent competition Declan McKenna, Shields, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, MoD, Princess Slayer, Lucy Kitchen, Isaac Lee-Kronick, and Jakl.

This year's sold out Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June 2015 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset.

As ever, entry includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising more than £2 million in funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and and hundreds of other worthy causes, both local and international.

The full complete line-up will not be announced until next month. Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!

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 2015 rumours, updated as we receive information.

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