Greenpeace at Glastonbury Festival 2019

published: Wed 19th Jun 2019

Greenpeace Field

Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2019
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£248 + £5 booking fee - sold out
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Fri 28th Jun 2019

Greenpeace's press release in full:-

Famous for our innovative, inclusive, and joyful use of space, the Greenpeace field is not just a destination for environmental education, but a top-ten Glastonbury experience and sanctuary that each year attracts thousands of festival-goers. Greenpeace goes above and beyond to create a truly remarkable and inspiring space full of bespoke installations and especial effects from holograms to Virtual Reality.
 
The field uses its design to celebrate nature and the forests through colour, sound, materials and information, demonstrating what nature gives us: that the sustainable wood we use has come from nature, the food we eat has come from nature, the water we shower with comes from nature. Destroying our planet's huge rainforests to feed vast numbers of pigs and chickens in Europe and elsewhere is not the way to treat this precious land.
 
This year Greenpeace are thrilled to announce BEAM - an incredible collaboration with Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress, famed for his Hive sculpture in Kew Gardens designed to highlight the plight of the bees. Inspired by the existential challenges facing the pollinators, BEAM is a multi-sensory, immersive, sculptural experience. Accelerometers (vibration sensors) are used to measure the activity of the black bee colonies living on Michael Eavis' Worthy Farm at Glastonbury. These live signals will be sent to a sculptural installation called BEAM and expressed through light and sound. Algorithms will be used to convert these vibrational signals into lighting and sound effects that will allow the life of the bee colony to be visually and aurally experienced in real time.
 
This visual experience is complemented by a fluid and ever-changing soundscape based on pre-recorded bee sounds and harmonious stems crafted by the band BE, members of Spiritualized (including Doggen Foster, Kev Bales, James Stelfox and Jason Pierce), Amiina (string section for Sigur Ros), Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens, Camille Christel and Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune). It promises to be one of the must-see and most talked about experiences of Glastonbury 2019.
 
Also on the field this year will be the return of the Giant Rave tree - aka 'The Funk From The Trunk' - a 22m high interactive tree housing a DJ booth (hosting Simian Mobile Disco, Joe Goddard, Rob Da Bank, Matt Black amongst others); the return of the legendary Power Ballad Yoga, an amazing new bar in a beautifully designed space for you to chill out and escape the festival madness; a stage for some top-notch performances including Squid, Low Island and She Drew The Gun (full details of the line-up HERE); the essential eco-friendly hot showers where last year over 7000 people scrubbed up nicely; our skate ramp; and if that's not enough, there's also a massive drop-slide for all the adrenalin junkies on site! Greenpeace will also be once again taking over the Silent Disco in the Silver Hayes arena on Saturday night. Always a big moment for Greenpeace at Glastonbury, expect hands in the air, top of your lungs anthemic shape throwing, animal costume parades and an amazing line-up of DJs and VJs as the party tunes drop til the early morn!
 
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On Thursday 27 July Glastonbury will host the Extinction Procession - giving you the chance to stand up and demand changes to the way we live as a society, so that we can avoid a climate catastrophe. The event has been organised together with Glastonbury alongside Greenpeace, the Green Fields and Extinction Rebellion and will begin at 4pm at the Park Stage, where guest speakers will make a stand for our planet and the precious habitats that it hosts. The procession will then make its way to the Sacred Space (aka the Stone Circle) in the King's Meadow within the Green Fields, where at 5.30pm we plan to create the largest ever human sculpture of an hourglass - symbolising extinction.
 
One final big highlight on this year's field is The Guilt Free Food Café - a delicious restaurant that wears its eco-credentials with pride. Glastonbury has always been at the forefront with setting the example on environmental awareness. Food, not excluding food at festivals, often carries a series of environmental threats. The Greenpeace café will demonstrate that we still have an option to enjoy amazing food without harming the environment.

Share your Greenpeace Field experiences with the hashtag #ProtectForestsProtectLife
 

 

 



Wednesday 26th to Sunday 30th June 2019
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£248 + £5 booking fee - sold out
daily capacity: 203000
last updated: Fri 28th Jun 2019


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