Glasto Latino is the Festival’s very own portal to Latin America – full of the sights, sounds and smells of the region where rhythm, colour, movement and passion take centre stage. Situated at the entrance to the South-East Corner – between Block 9 and The Common, a big decorated tent with stage and dance floor, surrounded by Latin stalls and the famous Latino Beat bar.
Every night after the main stages finish, there is a major international act: in 2014 we featured Mayito Rivera, one of the world’s top vocalists, with his band, the Sons of Cuba; from Venezuela, percussionist Edwin Sanz, with legendary pianist Alex Wilson, whose San Agustin Orchestra set the house on fire; and Salsa Celtica, the only band from Edinburgh – with banjo and bagpipes! – that can sell out concerts in Colombia.
In the daytime there are dance classes, taught by the some of the UK’s leading teachers, where you can learn salsa, merengue, bachata, reggaetón and more – these are more and more popular every year.
Here is a 5-minute taster of what you might find – in two flavours: