Shangri-La


Shangri-La is a shimmering ephemeral city that appears magically, once a year, within Glastonbury Festival.

Vast interactive installations are brought to life by a creative team of over 1,500 crew, performers and artists.  Renowned for its influence, originality, artistic quality and attention to detail, this is a fantasy world to fall into, with layers upon layers to explore.

A LONG TIME AGO IN A FESTIVAL FAR FAR AWAY…

The dystopian pleasure city dedicated to fun was destroyed. Throughout its turbulent history it had suffered a corrupt administration, a rebel overthrow, a deadly virus, a failed colonisation, even hungry aliens, but still the people continued to rave.

Unwilling to save their world from destruction, the inhabitants of Shangri-La were annihilated only to continue their journey through the Shafterlife. Here in limbo, they explored a myriad of contemporary sins and flinchingly realistic corporate horrors in Shangri-Hell HQ. Meanwhile in Heaven, they were numbed to the needs of others by having too much of a lovely time in its luxury spas and ornate gardens (and distinct lack of mud).

After the political disaster and anarchic occupation of 2015, the finale of this four-year series comes to a dramatic close. In its 9th incarnation, “TRUTH AND LIES” – Shangri-La’s story is finally being told. Or should that be SOLD?

The Media finally has full access to the inner workings of Shangri-La, as it sinks its teeth into the sensational, subversive city, changing the past, the present and the future … FOREVER.

•    Media moguls and their corrupt press now control the masses.

•    The Hell stage is now being used as a giant transmitter to broadcast the corruption, twist the truth and feed lies.

•    Heaven has been sold to make way for a luxury gated development.

•    Shangri-Hell International Television has the monopoly on all media outlets.

The people have lost their voice amongst the deceit and distractions of the mainstream media. But with the increase of media influence and technologies,
A NEW MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE POWER IS RISING.

Using art, music and unity, the people are claiming back their voices and power, hacking into the systems that control them, seeking the ultimate truth.

DON’T BELIEVE WHAT YOU SEE, HEAR OR READ.

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