The Glade area is back at the heart of Glastonbury Festival again this year, with some top artists playing across its five different areas during the course of the long weekend.
Renowned DJs Sasha & John Digweed will be doing an exclusive back-to-back set on the Glade Stage on Saturday night, a real treat for music fans as this is only one of a handful of UK shows this year. On Thursday night, The Orb take over the Glade Stage for a rendition of their seminal debut album Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld, plus assorted other Orb favourites, with lynchpins Alex Paterson and Thomas Fehlmann joined by various Orb affiliates like Youth, Gaudi and Steve Hillage for a cosmic spectacular. This all with the sonic experience of the Funktion One Experimental Soundfield.
Goldie has a new album out in June, The Journey Man, his magnum opus. To celebrate, he’ll be dropping tracks from the LP, Metalheadz label cuts and other drum & bass sizzlers to nice up the dance on the Friday.
And Seth Troxler and Jamie Jones will be bringing the disco-tech vibes at newly-located area Lovebullets, a tent that will also be playing host to extravagant Spanish party-starters Elrow on a couple of nights, as well as other quality underground DJs such as Jackmaster.
And these are only the tip of the iceberg!
The Glade Stage also boasts another rare DJ coupling Layo & Bushwacka! back together for an exclusive b2b set. Hip live techno act Paranoid London, melodic house duo Gorgon City and rave hero A Guy Called Gerald also figure, along with psychedelic trance band System 7, prog house duo Way Out West, the dubtastic Jah Wobble & The Invaders Of The Heart, ska legends The Beat, and awesome Canadian outfit A Tribe Called Red, who blend moombahton and hip-hop sounds with on-point samples that highlight the exploitation of indigenous peoples over the years in North America and beyond.
The Spaceport a futuristic turbo-charged metallic interzone boasts DJ acts like Darren Emerson, Altern8, Randall b2b DJ Die, Back To Basics main man Dave Beer, and a session by the Stanton Warriors label Punks, as well as a return of the GlastonBowie extravaganza, with DJs Danny Howells and Carl Loben paying tribute to the late, great Thin White Duke.
On a similar tip, on the Spike stage tucked away in the trees you can find Bestival main man Rob Da Bank spinning a special tribute to Prince, an Old School Jungle session from North Base as well as other assorted big names dropping in for unannounced sets over the course of the festival, as well as comedy alongside all sorts of quirky happenings.
The Lounge the epicentre of the Glade for 4/4 beats, the men from Flying Rhino Mirror System and Dave Seaman B2B with Steve Parry are all making an appearance
Situated right in the centre of the festival, The Glade grew organically out of a wooded glade sound system in the late 90s, expanding into its own stand-alone festival at one point and always supplying Glasto with some alternative bands and underground electronic sounds. As well as the Glade Stage, there is the Spaceport, Glade Lounge, Lovebullets and The Spike, an enchanted space by the Glade Cafe that’s effectively a sound system in the trees.
Lovebullets @ The Glade
The Glade welcomes Lovebullets into the area, docking their concept venue next to Spaceport, Lovebullets will present ‘The House That Love Built’, a venue built with love for house and disco parties!
After 8 years in the SE Corner this will be a completely new experience for revellers who are used to heading to the night time area to find the party at Lovebullets! Being in the middle of the festival means that the party can start in the daytime!