Pilton Palais reveals its film and Q&A line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Pilton Palais reveals its film and Q&A line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Hollywood A-listers announced to appear at Pilton Palais — including Paul Mescal, Florence Pugh and Andrew Scott

Pilton Palais screening Jurassic World at Glastonbury 2022
Pilton Palais screening Jurassic World at Glastonbury 2022

Glastonbury‘s cinema tent, also known as Pilton Palais (located between the Theatre & Circus fields, Kidz Field and Acoustic Tent), has revealed its line-up roster for this year’s Festival — featuring “more films than ever before” with personal appearances, Intros and Q&As.

Announcing the news via their social media channels today (20th May) at 12 noon, Glastonbury officials said: “Our wonderful on-site cinema Pilton Palais is back for Glastonbury 2024 with a star-studded programme of films and Q&As.”

The movie line-up poster unveiling (shown below) was accompanied by a video featuring Radio 1’s Ali Plumb, EMPIRE’s Helen O’Hara and Bastille’s Dan Smith (who is a patron and supporter of the area), revealing that film showings at the event will include a mixture of pre-released screenings, recent cinema hits, music documentaries and classic film showings.

As well as four pre-release screenings of Despicable Me 4, Unicorns, Kneecap and Problemista — other screenings will include Dune Part Two, All Of Us Strangers, Barbie, The Fall Guy, The Greatest Showman, Baby Driver, as well as a screening of the first two episodes of new Star Wars series The Acolyte, Shaun Of The Dead in its 20th anniversary year, and a special showing of This Is Spinal Tap in its 40th anniversary year.

Along with the featured screenings, a star-studded list of guests will include Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright, who will participate in a Q&A about Shaun Of The Dead, with Wright also introducing his film Baby Driver.

The Pilton Palais team celebrating 40 years of cinema at Glastonbury Festival in 2023.
Pilton Palais team celebrating 40 years of cinema at Glastonbury Festival in 2023 · Credit: Pilton Palais

Paul Mescal and Andrew Scott will reunite with director Andrew Haigh for a Q&A about their emotive film All Of Us Strangers (released earlier this year), while Florence Pugh will speak about Dune Part Two before its screening.

Other guests include Tilda Swinton, who will participate in a Q&A for Only Lovers Left Alive and introduce her new film Problemista, while Cate Blanchett who will return to Worthy Farm for the second year running will talk about I’m Not There — a film she starred in about Bob Dylan.

Screenings at Pilton Palais (which are completely free-of-charge to Festival ticketholders) start at 1pm on the Wednesday and Thursday, then 11am for the Friday, Saturday and Sunday — And with the exception of Wednesday night, the final screening begins at 12am, suggesting the cinema at Pilton Palais will run until the early hours of the morning.

You can watch the full introduction to the stage in the video below and see the line-up, as well as read a more detailed synopsis of all the films on show at this year’s Festival here.

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Meanwhile, following the first line poster which was revealed back in March and included the initial wave of acts confirmed for this year’s event, Glastonbury organisers have been progressively rolling out separate posters for the Festival’s many areas and stages.

Along with Unfairground’s announcement from last week (17th May), which followed Strummerville‘s revelation on the 16th May — The Free University of Glastonbury also shared their programme that same day, 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 shared 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.

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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 will see 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 will 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.

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

Despite all tickets completely selling out after going up for the final re-sale in April this year, there are still several competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Festival.

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 40 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event next month, we can expect more individual areas and stages to announce their dedicated line-ups over the coming days before the full bill including stage times hopefully gets revealed sometime at the end of May / beginning of June.

In the meantime, you can click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury 2024, so far.

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