Being the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world, Glastonbury has a platter of areas & stages on offer for you to explore, each with its own charm and unique characteristics – “If in doubt, just wander…”

*This page is still very much a work in progress.


Silver Hayes • Year: 2016 • Credit: Electrobix
Silver Hayes is a large area at the Festival site, located west of the Pyramid Stage, and features a range of stages boasting a diverse lineup of music and performances, with a focus on electronic music and DJ sets – from drum ‘n’ bass and garage to afrobeat, hip hop, bass, neo-soul, jazz and everything in between. This area is home to a number of stages including the Sonic, Wow and Firmly Rooted, and features a range of immersive experiences – including art installations, interactive performances, and more.


The Park • Year: 2017 • Credit: Andrew Allcock
The Park area at Glastonbury is one of the many distinct areas of the festival grounds. It is known for being a more relaxed and peaceful area, with a diverse range of activities and entertainment on offer. Along with a treasure trove of welcoming boundary-challenging venues and bustling bars, The Park also features a variety of music stages, including the Park Stage, which is known for hosting up-and-coming and alternative acts, as well as bigger names – hosting everything from breaking pop and indie acts to RnB and electronica.


Pyramid Stage • Year: 2019 • Credit: Ryan Watts
The Pyramid Stage is THE main stage at Glastonbury Festival and where you’ll be able to experience the biggest acts & artists. Being the most instantly recognisable stage around the world, the Pyramid Stage is currently in its third incarnation and was originally envisioned back in 1971 by theatre designer Bill Harkin.


Other Stage • Year: 2019 • Credit: Ellie Thomason
This Other Stage is the second-largest stage, and although one of the larger stages on site, it does have more of an intimate atmosphere than the Pyramid Stage.


West Holts, 2019 • Credit: Shaun Gordon
The West Holts Stage made its debut at the 2010 edition of Glastonbury and is now one of the major venues at the Festival. Its name is derived from Worthy Farm’s early dairy days and refers to a “halt” or a gate where cows could cross the railway line. Formerly known as the Jazz World Stage, West Holts hosts an international soundclash of beats, bass, rhythms and rhymes, and is a great place to catch some of the most lauded names in jazz, electronica, reggae, R&B, rap and beyond.


John Peel Stage • Credit: Harriet
Located north of Silver Hayes and near Pedestrian Gate A, the John Peel Stage is where you’ll find up-and-coming acts, as well as where a lot of the secret sets take place. This tent has seen performances from big names over the years, including Primal Scream, Florence + the Machine, and The Killers – just to name a few.


Acoustic Stage, Glastonbury 2014 • Credit: Guy Fletcher
Making its first appearance at the Festival in 1984, the Acoustic Stage is one of the longest-running stages at Glastonbury. Although not strictly limited to music played on acoustic instruments, this stage is home to song-based music and features everything from blues and folk, to contemporary and country tunes.


Avalon Stage, Glastonbury 2010 • Credit: Tristan Bodman
Both the Avalon Stage and the Field of Avalon in which it resides were launched in 1994. This stage is known for its diverse lineup of music acts, including folk, world, and acoustic music, as well as more contemporary genres like indie and rock.


Photo Credit: Arcadia
The Spider is a 50-tone installation built mainly from recycled military hardware and can operate in all weather. Founded by Pip Rush and Bert Cole, the Arcadia Spider first appeared on the Festival grounds in 2010, 3 years after their initial collaboration on Afterburner (which debuted in 2007 and was replaced by the Spider that year).