Silver Hayes is BACK for 2016! Once again the area will feature six stages: Sonic, Wow, Gully, The Blues, Pussy Parlure and The BBC Introducing. Continually innovating, there will be a new entrance to the east of Silver Hayes inbetween the Sonic and Wow stages. Some of the venues will be in different positions with new themes but, as always, expect the best music sourced from the four points of the globe.
The Sonic stage will feature the best of UK Grime, House and Techno, washed down with chart topping Pop. With something for everyone, check out our special Friday night Silver Hayes Crew and Green Peace Crew take-overs of the Heds Party.
The WOW stage is this year reborn as the ‘Loadstone’ of Silver Hayes. A cosmic island of rock and gemstones magnetising the crowds, providing the foundations for all that is exciting and energising in electronic underground music. New venue décor and the best underground DJ’s, a perfect combo for some amazing parties and performances.
The Gully will once again feature an array of music from the far reaches of the Globe including: Taiwan, Columbia, Australia, New Zealand, Nigeria, India, Jamaica, the EU and UK. Nicely glued together with some great DJ’s playing in-between the acts throughout the weekend.
The Blues will feature a collective of DJ’s and MC’s from all over the world. Hailing from Taiwan, Jamaica, India, Brazil and London with special input on the Thursday night from some of the best local Bristol House DJs.
This year, the Pussy Parlure line up has some of the cream of up and coming acts. With a new position in the field, this venue is for the more discerning audience member where you can sit, relax and have a drink.
Silver Hayes is a lovely place to hang out with interesting art, bars and food venues, Glitter stations, new music, breaking acts and global DJ’s there is something for everyone. We are also very pleased to announce that this year over a third of the acts playing Silver Hayes are female-fronted acts.
There will be much more information appearing on the Glastonbury/Silver Hayes web pages as well as the Silver Hayes own Social networks. Please follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram for all the latest updates, line-ups, pictures and news.
Here is the 2016 line-up poster:
The History of Silver Hayes
The history of Silver Hayes starts in 1995 with just one tent called the Dance Tent that had a capacity of 1,500 people. One of the most memorable events was the incredible Massive Attack takeover.
The Dance Tent was organized and programmed by Malcolm Haynes who cut his cake with the new Jazz-world stage in 1989. Malcolm continued to program this stage up to 2007 featuring artists such as Amy Winehouse and Stephen Marley.
For the next 10 years the Dance Stage grew in size and capacity to a huge tent that held 15,000-20,000 people. One of the proudest moments was hosting Daft Punk back in 1997, a truly memorable and atmospheric experience.
In 2004 it was decided that the Dance tent could no longer cater for the many genres of dance music and so the Dance Village was created. This ran from 2005 to 2011. After the fallow year in 2012, along with new venues and new layout came a new name. In 2013 the newly revamped Dance Village was welcomed and Silver Hayes was born.
2016 will be the forth installment of Silver Hayes and it continues to build on the success of the Dance Village. Having had a change of name, more people have visited the area as the new audience explores the many genres of music available. Many acts within the Dance genre are featured across many of the venues as well as some of the best global acts. Malcolm is a great supporter of live bands, which is one of the reasons there are more acts than DJs on the Silver Hayes line-up.