Shangri-La reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Shangri-La reveals its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Along with a host takeovers across its stages from a mix of collectives, the late-night area will also unveil the Festival's first dedicated South Asian space – a brand new venue, Arrivals!

By GFF
Shangri-La area sign at Glastonbury 2016.
Shangri-La (2016) • Credit: Shangri-La Facebook

Shangri-La is the third area to reveal its dedicated line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival – along with a brand-new venue for fans to explore.

Announcing the news this morning (Friday, 19th April) at 10am via their social channels, Glastonbury officials said: “The amazing Shangri-La line-up for this year’s Festival is here, featuring a brand new venue, Arrivals – Glastonbury’s first dedicated South Asian space.”

With a deep history of celebrating underrepresented art and culture, some of the highlights for this year’s radical area of the legendary festival include a brand new venue named Arrivals, which will debut as Worthy Farm’s first dedicated South Asian space.

Along with the spread of names added to the ever-expanding Glastonbury 2024 roster (shown in the poster below), the field, located in the South East corner of the Festival, will also host takeovers across its stages from a mix of collectives including 20 Years of Risky Roadz, 25 Years of Defected Records, Back To Mine, Booty Bass, Earache Records, Joy (Anonymous) & Friends, London Trans+ Pride & The Chateau, Misscoteque, Pxssy Palace, Sista Selecta, Sportsbanger, SWANA Collective, Uncommon Records and Village Underground.

Shangri-La first appeared at Glastonbury in 2008 and has since become a fundamental part of the Festival’s late-night area, commonly known as the ‘Naughty Corner’.

Along with brand new venue Arrivals, the 2024 edition of Shangri-La will see the return of Nomad, Platform 23, Sisterhood and Nowhere – which debuted in 2023 after replacing the Gas Tower that year – alongside Peace, which by the looks of it has adopted its new name for 2024 before previously being dubbed Truth.

In an official statement from Shangri-La’s new stage Arrivals – which was designed by Shankho Chaudhuri, Esha Sikander & Shirin Naveed, and features the work of iIllustrator Osheen Siva – it is described as the “first dedicated South Asian space” to be created, designed, and built by an entirely South Asian team.

“The visitors to Arrivals will be transported through a portal to an alien jungle planet, immersed by an audio-visual world coded in solar punk, carnivorous plants, cyborg beasts and space pirates. The space bridges across nostalgia to futurism, a sensory feast of vivid lights and colours, remixing the worlds of pulp sci-fi classics within a newly redefined South Asian aesthetic.”

By inviting new collaborators each year, the furthest corner of the Festival continues to evolve in original and new ways, while holding a mirror up to the masses, creating conversations, encouraging activism and stimulating all of the senses at the same time.

Shangri-La is known as being a creative playground that aims to expand minds and open hearts, motivating people in politics and play – as shown in the clip from last year’s festival below.

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Lineup & Rumours

Hot on the heels of Shangri-La’s line-up announcement this morning (19th April), the Field of Avalon was the second area to reveal its line-up for this year’s Glastonbury Festival earlier in the week (16th April), after the Acoustic Stage, which was announced just last week (12th April).

Although the full Glasto line-up doesn’t tend to get released until the end of May, this year, the first main line-up poster was announced on Thursday morning (14th March), in which it confirmed that Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA will be taking to the iconic Pyramid Stage to headline the Festival this summer on Friday the 28th, Saturday the 29th, and Sunday the 30th of June, respectively.

Shania Twain was also announced as this year’s Sunday afternoon tea-time Legends slot performer, along with a spread of artists, including LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, Burna Boy, PJ Harvey, Cyndi Lauper, Michael Kiwanuka, Janelle Monae, Olivia Dean, Paloma Faith and Keane, and many more.

With only less than 70 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event, we can expect more individual areas and stages to announce their dedicated line-ups over the coming weeks, before the full bill gets revealed sometime at the end of May in the buildup to this year’s Festival.

That said, there are many artists who ‘self-confirm’ before the official announcements by divulging the news via interviews, social media or website listings to accompany the ever-growing Glasto rumours.

Click here to view our daily updated list of acts confirmed, rumoured and unlikely to perform at Glastonbury 2024, so far.

Pyramid Stage crowd area at Glastonbury Festival 2023.
Pyramid Stage crowd (2023) • Credit: Alex JD

Site Changes & Updates

Glastonbury is said to introduce a new bar for 2024 titled ‘The Brewery‘ – As a statement published on the official Festival website reads: “Just along the boulevard from the Pyramid stage that we hope will soon become a firm festival must-visit. Take a seat & enjoy your favourite drink & music with your favourite people”.

The Festival was given both praise for a “very well-run” festival in 2023, as well as a series of recommendations for this year’s edition by council officers on how it may improve ahead of the upcoming event.

Some of the improvement recommendations include better crowd control, bars displaying relevant allergen information, better walkways and additional toilets and water refill stations at The Park and The Stone Circle areas.

Elsewhere, the Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury has announced it will not be returning to Worthy Farm for the 2024 edition of the Festival – In a post on Facebook, the Rabbit Hole organisers said: “It is with gladness in our hearts and love for all of you, that we announce that the Rabbit Hole is disappearing into the ether and will not be at Glastonbury 2024. All great things come to an end and yet the end of one thing is but the beginning of another! What dreams may come!”

Although it has yet to be announced what will be replacing the beloved venue, rumours have it that it might be something created by the same team.

The Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury 2023.
The Rabbit Hole (2023) • Credit: Andre Pattenden

Other News

Meanwhile, Glastonbury released its first batch of resale tickets yesterday evening (Thursday, 18th April) for the 2024 edition of the Festival – which saw them all sell out in just 18 minutes after going on sale at 6pm.

After being held for the first time in two years in 2022 and returning in 2023 -following its forced cancellation in 2020 and 2021 due to the worldwide pandemic – the Somerset event will be back this summer and run between 26th and 30th June 2024.

Last November, the first main wave of tickets which included tickets packaged with coach travel sold out in just 25 minutes, before General Admission tickets were all snapped up in exactly 57 minutes.

After paying a £75 deposit towards their admission pass on Ticket Sale Day, ticket-holders had one week to pay for the remainder of their ticket balance between – 1st April and 7th April – or lose it and see it go back into the pot for resale.

Any tickets purchased in resales after April 8th 2024 must be paid for in full at the point of booking and will cost £355 + £5 booking fee (plus your coach fare if booking a coach ticket package).

As in previous years, the exact number of tickets in the resales will not be announced, but it is a very limited quantity.

The final chance to purchase tickets for Glastonbury 2024 will be when General Admission tickets go on sale at 9am (BST) on Sunday, 21st April, which will then be followed by a resale of Accommodation Options at 11am (BST) that morning.

Click here for our dedicated guide featuring 15 tips & tricks to learn how you can maximise your chances of bagging tickets for Glastonbury 2024 while learning more about the sale process in general.

Also, in addition to the upcoming ticket resales, some other opportunities for getting to Glastonbury include working and volunteering at the Festival, as well as entering the many competitions, once these options make themselves available.

⚠️ Bogus Operators

Glastonbury Festival would very much like fans to be aware that there are people out there who will try and sell fake Glastonbury tickets to unsuspecting, willing and innocent potential purchasers. Although Glasto-veterans who have been going to the Festival for quite some time may recognise these scams for what they are, newcomers might not.

Please do not risk falling victim to touts, bogus operators or fake promotions / contests. If you have doubts about any company offering tickets, accommodation or competitions to access Glastonbury Festival, please get in touch with the Festival office – And as always, remember that tickets are sold only on one site, which is glastonbury.seetickets.com

Credit: Andrew Allcock / Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005)

More Opportunities

In other news, last month (4th March), Brothers Cider was confirmed as the “Official Cider for Glastonbury 2024”, and to celebrate the announcement, they are giving away 10 pairs of General Admission tickets to this year’s sold-out event.

Along with the latest Clipper Teas set to open on the 22nd of April, there are several other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Guardian, Vodafone, Time Out, White Claw, Tony’s Chocolonely & Oxfam, Chilly’s, Co-op & Worthy Cheddar, Hunter Boots, Barbour & Oxfam, Co-op & Brooklyn Pilsner, Brothers Cider, plus many more to come.

Click here to view our daily updated list of all the competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets to this year’s Glastonbury Festival.

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