Some of the line-up has been revealed for Glastonbury Festival's Shangri-La - an area that's one massive immersive installation, a vast interactive fictional world brought to life by a creative team of over 1,500 crew, performers and artists. It is an entire realm to explore, with layer upon layer of creativity, This year is the fourth of the The Shafterlife story arc. Developing the idea of heaven and hell with contemporary sins and salvations - their message is "don't believe what you see hear or read!"
Shangri-La, is part of the late night South East 'naughty corner' of the Festival and organisers have revealed that 2016 is the year of Media Truth & Lies. This year’s story aims to highlight the deceit and distractions of the mainstream media. In Shangri-La, a new power resides over the this sensational, subversive city now that the media has gained full access to its inner workings and everyone’s personal lives. Shangri-Hell International Television has the monopoly on all media outlets, plus a new HQ to create more mind-controlling trite to make you feel better about yourselves.
But with the increase of media influence and technologies, A NEW MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE POWER IS RISING. Using art, music and a fuck ton of “likes” the people are claiming back their voices and power, hacking into the systems that control them, seeking the ultimate truth…
In 2016 the area hosts interactive installations and wrap around venues, ground breaking live art and performance, epic-scale subversive artworks and multifarious music programming unify to inspire and engulf its audiences.
"Shangri-La holds a mirror up to the masses, challenging people in politics and play. Creating conversations, force-feeding the senses, expanding minds and opening hearts. There are No Spectators.
The fantasy field in the furthest corner of the festival has a deep history in outsider art and underground culture. This spirit continues to manifest in original and new ways to inspire the next generation of cultural revolutionaries and amplify the collective conscience."
Due to its overwhelming popularity, attendees are advised to experience Shangri-La early in the evening in order to avoid the crowds after midnight.
The Shangri-La line-up includes Mark Ronson & Kevin Parker (Tame Impala), Kate Tempest, Craig Charles, Reef, Caravan Palace, Shy FX's Party On The Moon, The Correspondents, The Beatbox Collective, and Shlomo.
Tru Thoughts Present Werkha & J-Felix and Bryony Jarman-Pinto.
Also appearing in the naughty corner will be Mixmaster Morris & Friends, Ghetto Funk All Stars with MC Profit & Natty Speaks, Ulterior Motive, Shibusa Shirazu, Beating Heart DJs, Gentleman Callers Of LA, B Traits, Mele, Redlight, Sub Focus, Solardo, Den Sorte Skole, JFB, Plump DJs, Fable, William Djoko, Maxxi Soundsystem, Waifs and Strays, Itchy Rich, Patrick Topping, Infinity Ink, Man Power, BrEaCh, Nick Hollywood, Smokey Joe and The Kid, Big Swing Soundsystem, Cut Capers, Switch, Count Bassy, Asbo Disco, Nortec Collective, Rumpsteppers Vs Chicken Brothers , My Bad Sister, Bustawidemove, The Apples, The Sweet Life Society, Fat 45, MC Moley, Los De Abajo, Carnival Collective, New York Brass Band, Aidan Larkin with DJ Derek's Record Collection, Renegade Brass Band, Lazy Habits, Dutty Moonshine, The Baghdaddies 20th Anniversary, Ruby Throat, and of course host DJ Chris Tofu. Plus many more yet to be announced.
Tickets for Glastonbury Festival have sold out. This year's full line-up is yet to be announced.
The Friday headliners are Muse, Adele tops the bill on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday, plus PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Ellie Goulding, Explosions In The Sky, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Underworld, James Blake, Chvrches, Savages, Floating Points, Laura Mvula, Stormzy, Daughter, Little Simz, Vince Staples, John Grant, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, Nao, Fatboy Slim, Bring Me The Horizon, Richard Hawley, The Lumineers, Lady Leshurr, Rokia Traore, Guy Garvey, Kamasi Washington, Jack Garratt, AlunaGeorge, Hinds, Ezra Furman, M83, Kurt Vile (solo), Mercury Rev, Gregory Porter, Madness, Wolf Alice, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Bastille, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, Years And Years, Dua Lipa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Protoje, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, St Etienne, Blossoms, Of Monsters and Men, and Lapsley.. Plus the entrants for the Emerging Talent competition Bossy Love, Early Ghost, Gillbanks, Hattie Whitehead, Henry Green, Lady Sanity, Marcus McCoan, and She Drew The Gun.
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!
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