The Glastonbury 2022 map is finally here and it’s full of interesting improvements – some, more expected than others
Glastonbury officials have released the official site map ahead of this year’s anticipated festival.
The new map, which was revealed on the official Glastonbury website yesterday afternoon (Wednesday, 4th May), features a spray of changes and adjustments across the Worthy Farm site.
In addition to some expected tweaks like Campervans West being replaced with the new Sticklinch pre-erected campsite area, the return of Arcadia’s beloved Spider, and the introduction of The Lonely Hearts Club – which will be replacing the Blues Stage in Silver Hayes – the map also depicts some new and interesting improvements throughout the site.
Amongst the developments to be included in the 2022 map is the introduction of the new Totem venue – which is located in The Common area, and appears to be replacing the eco-friendly modular Samula that debuted at Glastonbury 2019.
Other changes include the BBC Introducing Stage being relocated eastwards of its original location, just a short distance out of the Silver Hayes area, and the omission of The Wormhole venue – which was originally introduced in 2019 and was located between The Park’s Bimble Inn and the Crow’s Nest in The Park area.
The Glade area has also moved a bit eastward of its original location, and The Beat Hotel – which publicly announced that 2019 was its final year at the Festival – has been replaced by new venue San Remo, created by the same team.
On the camping field front, some colour changes to the map suggest a portion of the Pylon Ground campsite has switched from public camping to staff camping.
The EE Recharge Tent – located right smack middle of the map, between Left Field and The Glade – indicates the mobile network’s partnership with Glastonbury will continue in 2022, and along with recharging services and enhanced coverage on-site, an update of the EE Glastonbury app can most likely be expected to take place in the coming weeks.
It’s worth noting that in previous years, the map went through a number of iterations between the time of its publication and the Festival taking place.
We also have a newly renovated and updated comprehensive Glasto camping guide which you can read, here.
Being a busy announcement week for the Festival, yesterday also saw Glastonbury reveal this year’s Shangri-La line-up poster under the title ‘We The People’, which was the seventh area to have its 2022 bill officially confirmed, with at least another ten still to come.
The Left Field line-up was revealed on Tuesday morning (3rd May), following confirmation of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition winner, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis McLaughlin.
Last month, it had been confirmed that Arcadia’s iconic fire-breathing Spider will be returning to the Festival following planning issues with the Pangea crane, which had replaced the Spider in 2019. The news came on bundled with Arcadia’s line-up poster, which followed line-up posters for the Theatre & Circus Fields, Glasto Latino, former Dance Village Silver Hayes and Field of Avalon.
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.
A platter of performers and attractions which have yet to be announced are still waiting in the pipeline to be revealed before the full line-up + times should finally drop around June time – as recently confirmed on Twitter by Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis.
That said, there are many artists who confirm themselves prior to the official announcements by divulging the news during interviews, via social media, or website listings.
Some of the recent artists to self-confirm for Glastonubry 2022 include Fatboy Slim, Chris Difford, Carl Cox, Haim, Courtney Barnett, Glastonbury-staple Craig Charles and Black Dyke Band – who said they will be opening the Pyramid Stage on Sunday morning (26 June).
To view our full constantly updated list of all the latest line-up announcements and rumours, click 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.
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