Glastonbury Festival’s first dedicated South Asian space, Arrivals, will be created, designed, and built by an entirely South Asian team. The new space is a collaboration between Dialled In, Going South and Daytimers, which are all South Asian run cultural organisations.

The visitors to Arrivals will be transported through a portal to an alien jungle planet, immersed by an audio visual world coded in solar punk, carnivorous plants, cyborg beasts and space pirates. The space bridges across nostalgia to futurism, a sensory feast of vivid lights and colours, remixing the worlds of pulp sci-fi classics within a newly redefined South Asian aesthetic. Artists playing include the revered DJ Ritu, an icon of the 90s Asian Underground scene, as well as emerging artists such as Anish Kumar, Gracie T and mainstays like Manara and Nabihah Iqbal.

The stage is designed by Shankho Chaudhuri, Esha Sikander and Shirin Naveed and features the work of iIllustrator Osheen Siva.

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