“Lights neon red in the dark of the Mexican night; a space out of time, a time out of mind, and a second gathering of the tribes…”
San Remo, the brand new venue which will be replacing the beloved Beat Hotel, has had its line-up poster shared by Glastonbury Festival this morning (Wednesday, 1st June) at 10:00 AM.
The Beat Hotel first opened as a small cocktail bar at Glastonbury in 2011 and had since become one of the most popular venues on-site – boasting a constant DJ line-up, alongside a world-class rolling food menu and an extensive selection of drinks.
After 7-yearrun at Glastonbury, 2019 saw the Beat Hotel appear at the Festival for the final time, after the creators confirmed they “want to change it up a bit” and have since taken the Beat Hotel on tour to Marrakech and Ibiza.
Announcing the San Remo news via Twitter, organisers said: “After Glastonbury 2019, the proprietors of the Beat Hotel took to following the sun, destination unknown. Eventually, they discovered San Remo, its lights neon red in the dark of the Mexican night…”
The statement published on the official website as to the premise of San Rem, reads: “The point was to go, and to keep on going. To chase that point at the end of the night, that moment of pure satori where any notion of the past, present and future gives way to an eternal Now. The Beat Hotel was where it began, an interzone where dreamers, poets, visionaries, musicians, DJs, and revellers came together to plot, to party, and to exchange testimonies on the journey thus far. But the point was to keep on going.
“In 2019 the decision was made that the Beat Hotel would close its doors for the last time, as the proprietors once more took to following the sun, destination unknown. Like all true seekers, in the end, they wound up in the Fellaheen lands of Mexico. Mexico, Kerouac reminded them, is a midnight movie; a new constellation; a place of sorceries and visions.
“The Beat Hotel crew head south, on the path of the poets and surrealists, in search of the old gods. They find intimations of them at pit stops along the way; at magical taqueria stands where they watch the women, hypnotic under the lights, making tortillas like the beginning of the world; at stand-up-and-spit mezcal stalls where they get high on the spirits of pulque; at improvised roadside shrines to Our Lady of Guadalupe where they ask for benediction; and then… this place, this place that looked like a service station or a secret local bar from the outside, who knows exactly, this place that literally beckoned to them as they pulled in for a beer and found what they’d been looking for all along, although they didn’t quite realise it at first; a magnetism, an energy, a new centre of desire.
“Everybody was in the place and no one knew how they had got there; a place of tall tales, mythic entanglements, and fated assignations; a place you have the uncanny feeling of having visited, somewhere, once before. Or maybe that’s just how it seems now that you have arrived, that you have always been here, at this mysterious centre of the world, with a warmth and a welcome that draws poets and dreamers – our own wild twins – to secret celebration and bacchanal. After all, the point was to go, and to keep on going. And here we are, at San Remo, its lights neon red in the dark of the Mexican night; a space out of time, a time out of mind, and a second gathering of the tribes.”
In addition to the full Glastonbury 2022 line-up including the set times breakdown being revealed earlier this week, posters for dedicated stages and attractions have continued to be shared on social media as well as on the official Glastonbury website.
An example of one area which shared its line-up after the full schedule bill was announced is Strummerville, which revealed its poster just yesterday, on the 31st of May.
Yesterday also saw BBC reveal its coverage plans for this month’s Glastonbury Festival, which will mark the first time the Beeb has broadcast any music event in Ultra High Definition.
In other Glasto-news, last week (26th May), Glastonbury revealed a limited edition upcycled vest designed by Stella McCartney, available now from the official website shop with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund – helping children in Ukraine and other conflicts.
In 2007, Stella McCartney designed a limited-edition vest which was sold for charity at that year’s Glastonbury Festival. The design, which features a blue sky, green field and psychedelic rainbow, was inspired by the Seventies airbrushed t- shirts her Mum and Dad used to get made.
The vest has gone on to become a rare collector’s item, but a recent warehouse audit unveiled several boxes of vests which had not been sold.
Staying true to Stella McCartney’s ethos and principles to reduce our impact on the planet the original vests have now been upcycled and repurposed with a new mushroom artwork celebrating fungi as the future of fashion and our planet.
These limited edition vests are on sale now via Glastonbury’s official online shop, with all proceeds going to War Child’s Emergency Fund.
Prior to the full line-up schedule with times being announced on the 30th of May, Block9 was the seventeenth area to announce its individual line-up poster (on the 27th of May) for this year’s Festival.
Cineramageddon announced its individual line-up poster on the 25th of May, while West Holts revealed its lineup poster on the 24th of May – and Unfairground theirs on the 20th of May, just one day after The Park area which came on the 19th of May.
The Kidzfield revelation came on the 16th of May, just three days after Croissant Neuf‘s on the 13th, and followed announcements from Acoustic Stage and The Glade – on the 12th and the 11th of the month, respectively.
Late-night areas The Common and – Shangri-La also released their line-ups, on the 6th and the 4th of May, respectively. In addition to the Left Field line-up that was revealed on Tuesday morning, the 3rd of May.
Other key stories from last month’s string of announcements included confirmation that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival in 2022 – following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019 but will not be featured at this year’s event.
The Arcadia news came bundled with its own line-up poster, after posters from Theatre & Circus Fields, Glasto Latino, and former Dance Village Silver Haye had also been revealed earlier that week.
And finally, Field of Avalon was the first area to announce its dedicated line-up poster for 2022 on Tuesday, the 12th of April.
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.
Meanwhile, the first main line-up announcement poster revelation, shown below, dropped in March of this year.
As seen in the poster above, Paul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar will be joining previously announced headliner Billie Eilish to top the bill at this year’s event.
Eilish will be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night – and by doing so make history as the youngest ever solo artist to headline the Festival at only 20-years-old.
Another historic moment will occur when Sir Paul McCartney takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Saturday night – which will subsequently make him the oldest Glastonbury headliner at 80-years-old.
Diana Ross will likewise be performing on the Pyramid Stage for the Sunday Teatime Legends Slot, while Lamar will be headlining the same stage later that evening.
Another exciting announcement of sorts which was revealed earlier this month included the new Glastonbury 2022 map, which featured lots of interesting changes and improvements to the site grounds ahead of the Festival this June.
Speaking of the new map, we also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto Camping Guide which you can view here.
Glastonbury 2022 is set to take place at its natural home in Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June.
Although tickets for the 2022 Festival have now completely sold out, there are still ways to go to Glasto this summer, with one of those ways being entering competitions.
To view our consolidated list of all the currently running competitions for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival, click here.
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