The Rum Shack

Rum Shack is your tastemaker’s favourite taste maker. The glowing red beacon of the naughty corner reveals one of Glasto’s most iconic all-night parties. The essential after-hours destination that doubles as a pandora’s box of unforgettable performances; holding space for marginalised communities.

Rum Shack has always led with gender-balanced line-ups. In 2024 we have 55% female and non-binary artists; with Top Boy’s breakthrough rap star CRISTALE, DnB sensation VENBEE, GREENTEA SELECTA, Afrobeats queen MERCEDES BENSON; plus debut takeovers from DAYTIMERS and QUEER HOUSE PARTY, South Africa’s gqom pioneer DJ LAG, and A GUY CALLED GERALD w/JUNGLE DRUMMER (live). The best in global bass culture and live music on a Rum-stained platter – from Hip Hop to Afrobeats, Amapiano to Reggaeton, Gqom to UK Garage, Dancehall and Jungle.

Growing from humble beginnings in 2011, Rum Shack has established a Worthy Farm-wide reputation as THE place to discover about-to-blow sensations before they hit the main stages. Rum Shack has witnessed legendary sets (and countless Glasto debuts) from Kae Tempest, Akala, Mike Skinner, Kojey Radical, Greentea Peng (DJ), Kurupt FM, Pete &, Bas, Lowkey, Hak Baker, ENNY, MC Skibadee (RIP), Ivy Lab, Reeps One, Ellie Prohan, Alyona Alyona (Ukraine)… to name a few.

What you may not know (or see) is that Rum Shack… is more than music. Leaders are born and future stars shine – backstage AND on stage. Led by youth education stalwarts Lyrix Organix, social change is in our blood. Behind the scenes, our production team is one of the most ethnically diverse, inclusive and youngest at the festival – regularly training up fresh talent in debut festival roles. This year we launched an official Glastonbury accessibility programme, providing employment, training and mentoring to young deaf and disabled trainees.

Oh, and did we mention we literally make dreams come true? It could be you! This year our ‘Wild Card’ competition returns – giving lucky festival-goers the rare opportunity to perform at Glastonbury. We don’t care if you’re a 10 year old amateur or 60 year old DJ/musician. It’s “Our House, Your Party”. Stay tuned to our socials @rumshackglasto (Instagram) for competition announcements.

It’s not Glasto if you haven’t danced at Rum Shack. You won’t forget it. It’s your new home. You can’t miss it. The sign is massive.

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