Silver Hayes: Nas spearheads line-up of renamed Dance Village

February 22, 2013

Nas, Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, Aluna George, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos are just a few of the top names to be confirmed for the reborn Dance Village at Glastonbury 2013. Now known as Silver Hayes, the new area will include one giant supertent, Sonic, for dance-oriented headliners, the Wow Stage for underground breakers and best of all the Gully – a brand new installation combining an open air stage and a pulsating street of sound systems and stalls featuring the best new DJs, MCs and live music.

Says Festival Organiser Emily Eavis: "I’ve always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There’s going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world."

Silver Hayes takes its name from one of the oldest meadows on Worthy Farm, soon to be filled with the best new musical discoveries of 2013. Nas and other bill toppers will play in the new Sonic supertent (7,000 capacity), while a full line up for the other stages and sound systems will be revealed in April.

Meanwhile the last word goes to Michael Eavis: "Malcolm (Haynes, Dance Village Co-Ordinator) turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he’s been going hard at it ever since. Now he’s conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant."

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