Win a DJ performance at Glastonbury 2024 with Sports Banger

Win a DJ performance at Glastonbury 2024 with Sports Banger

A great opportunity for nurses, teachers, young carers, junior doctors, food bank volunteers and other essential workers to perform at this year's Glastonbury Festival

Sports Banger at Glastonbury 2023
Sports Banger at Glastonbury (2023) · Credit: Sully

Glastonbury‘s Shangri-La area together with Sports Banger have launched a DJ competition giving essential workers, a chance to win a set at this year’s Festival.

Set to kick off the late-night area at Glastonbury 2024 for the third year running, Sports Banger took to social media recently with a call to key workers – including nurses, teachers, young carers, junior doctors, and food bank volunteers – to submit a recorded mix (to [email protected]), accompanied by “a few words” about themselves before 7th June 2024, for the chance to perform a DJ set at this year’s event.

The winner will then join the likes of Ewan McVicar, Hannah Holland, Denham Audio, Chunky, Klose One and Tasha at the Sports Banger Opening Ceremony, which launches Glastonbury’s Shangri-La area for this summer — and therefore must be available on Thursday, the 27th of June 2024 from 4pm to 10pm.

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Founded in 2013 by Jonny Banger, and born from the tradition of anti-establishment DIY culture, Sports Banger is an anti-establishment clothing brand, and bootlegging artist making fashion, art, and music with a DIY ethos.

In 2023, Sports Banger published a new book celebrating its 10th anniversary, titled; Lifestyles of the Poor, Rich & Famous — which “charts the rise of the brand from an underground bootlegging operation to an all-inclusive, internationally recognized fashion house, record label, and socially conscious satirist in the mold of a modern-day Hogarth.”

The Glastonbury Festival site overlooking The Park area and Ribbon Tower.
Glastonbury site overlooking The Park’s Ribbon Tower (2015) · Credit: Rachel D

In other Glasto news, Glastonbury officials have released the first public version of the Glastonbury 2024 map ahead of this year’s highly anticipated festival, detailing some updates and changes to this year’s iteration.

Glastonbury will return to Worthy Farm from June 26 to 30 this year, with Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA set to headline the iconic Pyramid Stage — alongside Shania Twain who will take on the coveted Tea Time Legends Slot on the Sunday afternoon.

With only less than 30 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event next month, and going by previous years, we can expect the full bill including stage times to get revealed by Glastonbury officials any day now.

Meanwhile, the Festival announced that the iconic Carhenge installation which returned to the Festival last year (36 years after Joe Rush first built the original sculpture at the event in 1987), will return once again to Worthy Farm this summer

Carhenge at Glastonbury Festival 1987
Carhenge, Glastonbury 1987 · Credit: Mutoid Waste Company. Joe Rush

Elsewhere, Block9 revealed its exciting programme for Glastonbury 2024 last week (24th May), with a roaring roster of acts and the return (after a five-year hiatus) of brutalist giant and outdoor dance arena, Genosys — alongside legendary venues NYC Downlow, Meat Rack, and IICON.

Arcadia also revealed their 2024 line-up last week (22nd May), featuring a giant Dragonfly that will replace the Festival’s legendary Spider for this year’s edition.

The cinema tent, also known as Pilton Palais, then revealed its film and Q&A line-up for 2024 on the 20th of May, before Unfairground did so on the 17th of May, which followed Strummerville‘s reveal on the 16th of May.

The Free University of Glastonbury also dropped their programme on the 16th of May, saying: “It’s here! A selection of brilliant minds spewing words of wisdom and sultry sounds, to feed those hungry (and likely hungover) brains throughout the festival weekend… What a weekend it’s set to be.”

Before that, The Park area announced their line-up on the 15th of May at 12 noon, while confirming two new venues for this summer’s event; The Wishing Well and Scissors — which will replace the legendary Rabbit Hole, after 17 years of activity on site.

The Poetry & Words team also released their line-up poster for 2024 via their official Facebook page on the 14th of May – along with revealing some exciting plans for a new Spoken Word Theatre, which you can read all about here.

Other poster bills already released include Glasto Latino (13th May), Croissant Neuf (8th May), Theatre & Circus (6th May), KIdzfield (4th May), The Common (3rd May), Left Field (1st May), Woodsies (30th April), Silver Hayes (29th April), West Holts (26th April), The Glade (22nd April), Shangri-La (19th April), Field of Avalon (16th April) and Acoustic Stage – which was the first area to kick off the string of area announcements on the 12th of April.

Glastonbury 2024 lineup poster, designed by Stanley Donwood.
Glastonbury 2024 lineup poster · design: Stanley Donwood

Site Updates & Changes

Some other exciting updates and changes for Glastonbury 2024 include the introduction of a brand-new stage in the Shangri-La area, called Arrivals, which will be dedicated entirely to South Asian talent — as well as a renamed Peace stage (formerly Truth).

Silver Hayes is set to introduce a reimagined version of the former WOW stage in the form of a new indoor space called Assembly — in addition to a new wellness area called Room that will feature sound baths, meditation, yoga and more.

Other changes for 2024 include the new Tree Stage in the Woodsies area which is being described as: “A new outdoor venue, set beneath an oak tree décor canopy, zeroing into the immersive, ambient and experimental” — while The Park area has announced the departure of its legendary Rabbit Hole, which will make way for two brand-new venues; The Wishing Well and Scissors.

Glastonbury Vendors & Traders

Glastonbury is well known for being the world’s best music and arts festival, but some would say it should also be considered one of the best food festivals.

With almost 800 vendors and traders in total, of which approximately 400 are solely food-based, the Markets have become a major attraction in their own right, as the Festival now offers some of the tastiest eats on the planet and is undoubtedly a foodie’s heaven.

Click here to view our daily updated list of food stalls that have been confirmed for Glastonbury 2024, so far.

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