Glastonbury Festival has announced The Glade are line-up across Spaceport, Spike, Glade Lounge and Glade Main Stage.
The Festival say of the area which runs from Thursday morning right through to doors on Monday, "Half in the trees and half out, along the old railway line between Other Stage and West Holts and on the way to Arcadia and The Park, The Glade area is right at the heart of the Festival. Day or night it’s a place to stop off and meet with friends when trekking across the site. True to its roots in the Avalon field and Frome One World Festivals the Glade crew puts on a massively varied program of live bands, world music, experimental and later on – the best of pure electronica and dance. Glade hosted the spirit of ’71 stage in 2011 and has a strong connection to the origins of the Festival."
This year Funktion-One (Official) are installing an 'experimental sound field' in the Glade which will take the sound to another level. Funktion-One have been pioneering sound sutems for use outdoors and were part of the crew that put on the first Glastonbury Fair. Founder Tony Andrews helped build the first pyramid in 1971 and remembers carrying speakers up the Tor for an after party! In 1979 he persuaded Michael to do the festival again and build a permanent Pyramid stage in which he led the construction team.
They and their loudspeakers were at the forefront of musical evolution and the emerging dance music scene becoming the preferred sound technicians for bands like Underworld and Chemical Brothers. In 1992 Funktion One famously ran the Experimental Soundfield in the field Shangri La is in now. Now in 2016 they are releasing a new system called VERO that they say will take arena sound to a new level. The Ambisonic Soundfield at Glade will be 6 positions of Funktion One loudspeakers arranged in a perfect hexagon 38 metres in diameter. You'll have to hear it to believe it.
The Glade Stage will host Carl Cox, Dubfire:Live Hybrid, Example & DJ Wire, Roni Size & DJ Krust Full Cycle feat Dynamite MC, Stereo MC's, Fred V and Grafix, Plaid, Dub Pistols, Cassetteboy & DJ Rubbish, Vessels, Gentleman's Dub Club, Drumsound & Bassline Smith ft. Youngman, Dreadzone, Stanton Warriors, Simon Shackleton, Danny Howells, Touretteshero and Captain Hotknives, Braids, Henry Saiz, Ozric Tentacles, Tristan, North Base, Don Letts, Dave Seaman, Kayla Painter, Sona Jobarteh, Davos, Hypnocoustics, Get Down Edits, and Gringo Ska.
Appearing in the Glade Lounge will be Aidan Doherty, Ali J, Audley, Bayawaka, Ben Coda, Bowie Tribute: Danny Howells & Carl Loben, Chris Hybrid, Dave Seaman, Dropsteady Freddy, Hypnocoustics, JFB, Josko, KBS, Liquid Ross, Lucas, Marv Brookes, Nanoplex, Slugrave, Space Tribe, To The Lazer Cave, Tom Real, Tongue & Groove, Tristan, and Uone.
This year The Spike will have performances from A Guy Called Gerald (80s Electro Funk Set), Alabama 3 (DJ Set), Bill Brewster, Captain Cactus & The Screaming Harlots, Count Bassy, DJ Pony, Engine-Earz, Feral Is Kinky, Warehouse Vibes, Gringo & Mr G, Gringo Ska, Harri Pepper, House Of Yoga, Just a Couple of Mums, Kangaroo Moon, Mik Artistik's Ego Trip, Mister Pink, Mutanta, Nik Turner's Space Jam, North Base (Old School Hip Hop Set), Plaid (DJ Set), Rezaloot, and Soul Stew, plus The Spike Acoustic Sessions, and The Spike Sessions.
Appearing in the The Spaceport will be A Man Barely Alive, Adam F, Barry Ashworth, Bazil, Back To Basics: Dave Beer, Laura Jones, Serge Devant, Ralph Lawson, and James Holroyd, Ben & Lex, Cousn, DC Breaks, DJ Chambers, DJ Prophecy & Ikkee B, Engine-Earz, Emily Dust, Feral Is Kinky, Franklin, FreeAr, Glastonbury Film Challenge, Guy Hornsby, Hybrid, Joe Muggs, Lost In Music, Luke Stereo, Mini Da Minx, Morton Mixard, Old Man Corner, Paranoid London, Patrick Topping, Punks Session: Marten Horger, Mafia Kiss, Freerange DJs, and Ensision, Quivver (John Graham), Scour Records Session: Richy Ahmed, Bear Twists, X-Ray Ted, and Spinforth Waggles, Solardo, and Wonka-Vision.
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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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