The Other Stage is situated right behind the Pyramid Stage and looks directly over the Somerset Levels towards Glastonbury and the Tor.
Acts on the Other Stage tend to be primarily alternative / indie orientated although major dance acts have also appeared here over the last few years.
As opposed to the Pyramid Stage where the field slopes gently uphill away from the Stage, In the Other Stage Field, the ground is plane and unless you got fairly close to the stage (it used to be quite difficult to see the bands until they provided screens for the first time in 2007).
The Other Stage history stretches back to the expansion of the Festival in the late 1980s, with more new areas being launched every year. By the 1990s this alternative major venue, running side by side with the Pyramid, was curated as the NME Stage, where it saw legendary performances from Oasis, Blur, The Cardigans, Pulp and many others.
Then In 1994 the NME (now Other) Stage hosted Orbital as a headliner; a gig that propelled dance music into the mainstream. “What was previously underground made it on to one of the big stages, and there was no going back from there,” remembers Michael Eavis.
Reborn as the Other Stage in 1997, stand out gigs over the years have included Iggy Pop, Portishead and Massive Attack. The Chemical Brothers headlined in 2011, choosing the “endless horizon” of the Other Stage field over the Pyramid
– Other Stage via Glastonbury Festival
Some names that have played The Other Stage, include New Order, Disclosure, Deadmau5, LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, The Chemical Brothers, Bastille, Jake Bugg and Chvrches.
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