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.
Thursday evening highlights include Mura Masa, arguably the breakthrough UK producer of the year. Collaborations with the fantastic Nao, Shura and Bonzai have shown his amazing versatility when it comes to production. His unique sound really is defining the future of UK electronic-pop. Topping the bill, Paranoid London has been described as the true punks of electronic music.
This year the WOW stage is proud to host live broadcasts on Friday and Saturday nights on Radio One direct from Worthy Farm. Friday sees BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix with the first lady of dance, Annie Mac, take the decks for the first hour before passing over to the legend that is Four Tet, until he in turn passes over to one of the most exciting new producers in the scene right now – the mighty Kowton.
During the day, be prepared for the best outdoor party hosted by Bicep featuring Leon Vynehall, Man Power, Park Ranger and Mr. Solid Gold.
Saturday is a BBC1 Xtra Glastonbury Takeover from 12- 3am live on 1Xtra and Radio 1. With an all-female line-up of DJs, there are back to back sets from Jamz Supernova and Amy Becker, Melody Kane and Siobhan Bell and Sian Anderson and Madam X.
Other Saturday highlights include Levelz, described as “Wu-Tang Clan meets Happy Mondays”. The 10-piece Grime collective from Manchester are as brilliant as they are unpredictable. With quality Bass music and MC’s, proof that the best Grime talent originates from all regions of the UK. The mighty Butterz hosts an intense take-over of the WOW bringing with them Elijah & Skilliam, Royal T, DJ Q and Swindle. The Gutterfunk outdoor party will feature DJ Die, Dismantle, Addison Groove, Chimpo, DJ Kahnage and White Bully Soundsystem.
Perfect for your last blissed-out Sunday afternoon in Silver Hayes, Khurangbin inspired by 80’s Thai-Funk look and sound like they have just walked off the set of a Quentin Tarantino film. Come and see your new favourite band for the very first time. The day party hosted by My Nu Leng and M8’s featuring Redlight, Barely Legal, Monkie and Beating Heart will ease you into the evening for a live set from Slipmatt.