Three Things To Look Out For At Glastonbury 2017
1 – The New Area
As stated by festival founder Michael Eavis at the NME Awards last month, Glastonbury will see a new ‘drive-in cinema’ area at the festival. After being asked if they could reveal anything new about the upcoming event, Michael Eavis and daughter Emily gave a brief insight into what we can expect. The festival is apparently bringing in a couple of hundred classic American cars to create a drive-in movie theatre. Although the cars will be stationary, festival-goers can climb in and enjoy the program of films lined up, all whilst listening through a Bluetooth device installed in the vehicle.
2 – The Park
2017 will mark ten years since The Park was first introduced to the festival. Emily Eavis has teased rumours surrounding the area saying “exciting surprises” are set to take place. Rumours have been circulating about the area having new, additional installations/stages and with 2017 being the year before another Glastonbury fallow year then one has to consider the possibility of an infamous secret set. The Park has seen massive secret sets from the likes of Radiohead, Franz Ferdinand and Pulp over the years, so get excited because The Park could be set to play host to another incredible artist.
3 – Shangri-La
With each passing year Glastonbury’s nighttime area, the South East Corner, brings an exciting and dynamic experience to the festival. The South East Corner features four themed areas with multiple stages and venues. The infamous Shangri-La plays host to an annual theme, usually incorporating a political message into its installations. 2016 saw ‘Media Hell’ come to the lawless wonderland that is tucked away in the far corner of the festival site. The political undertones of ‘Media Hell’ were reinforced with Shangri-Hell’s (another stage in Shangri-La) TV network ‘SHITV’ – attempting to brainwash the residents. Excitement continues to build over this year’s theme, which will soon be announced.