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Glastonbury Festival flashmob 2019

Glastonbury Festival flashmob 2019

Unleash your inner Kylie with Theatre & Circus’ flashmob dance!

From the mayhem and marvels of the Theatre & Circus fields comes the 2019 Glastonbury Festival flashmob. This year it is the “Kylie Dance”, choreographed to “Spinning Around” in honour of Kylie’s appearance on the Pyramid Stage in the Sunday teatime ‘legend’ spot.

“The flashmob is a mass dance project that gives an opportunity for everyone at the festival to learn and perform a routine to celebrate one of our very special artists,” said Haggis McLeod, the area manager of the Theatre and Circus fields.

Fez Fa’anana leads the “Starman” flashmob – T&C Gateway 2016 @briefsfactory | Photo credit: Both Hemispheres Photography

The idea is that people break into dance whenever and wherever they hear the song and there’ll be mass flashmobs around the site building up to Kylie’s appearance on the Pyramid Stage on Sunday.

The first scheduled mass #KylieDance flashmob is at 16.00 Thursday at the Theatre & Circus Gateway riser in Glebeland.

“This year the routine includes a disco butt slap and we’re wondering if it we might set a world record on Thursday for the most people doing this in one spot – until Sunday at the Pyramid at least,” said Haggis.

“Stayin’ Alive” flashmob T&C Gateway 2017 led by Laren Filer @Ex_ElleDance | Photo credit: Both Hemispheres Photography

“It’s the first time the flashmob dance has been choreographed to an artist who has their own dancers and that may take the concept to another level this year. We’re not sure what’ll happen on stage on Sunday,” he said.

Kylie tweeted about the flashmob when the tutorial was released on the festival’s website on 10 June, encouraging people to learn the moves.

During previous flashmobs, the security team at the Pyramid stage has starred in the BBC live coverage after breaking out the dance moves at the front of stage, leading to widespread praise from festival-goers on social media declaring the Specialized Security team as the best festival security guards ever.

The Glastonbury flashmob concept started with to Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” in 2014, followed by Lionel Ritchie’s “Dancing on the Ceiling” in 2015, “Starman” in 2016 in honour of the late David Bowie, and Barry Gibb’s “Stayin’ Alive” last time.

“Starman” flashmob in 2016 in honour of the late David Bowie | Photo credit: Both Hemispheres Photography

This year’s tutorial has once again been choreographed by Fez Fa’anana from Briefs Factory, an Australian company with a worldwide reputation in the burlesque industry. See the tutorial video below.

Glastonbury 2019 runs between June 26 and 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset.

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