Silver Hayes unveils its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

Silver Hayes unveils its line-up for Glastonbury 2024

A reimagined version of the former WOW stage will be introduced for this year's Festival in the form of a new indoor space called Assembly

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Silver Hayes Sign · Credit: Silver hayes

Silver Hayes has revealed its dedicated line-up for Glastonbury 2024, featuring over 150 acts and artists who have now been added to the ever-growing bill.

Announcing the news this afternoon (Monday, 29th April) at 4pm, Glastonbury officials shared a post on their official social channels, saying: “In 2024, Silver Hayes looks to optimism to create change, combining forward-thinking electronic artists across four music stages with positive action, debate, technology & design throughout the field. Check out their incredible 2024 line-up”.

The message was accompanied by a platter of individual line-up posters (shown below) for each of the four stages that comprise the Silver Hayes area, along with information about the notorious dance area – which first debuted at the Festival back in 2013.

❓ Did you know?

In 1995, Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis granted Malcolm Haynes the task of launching the Festival’s first-ever Dance Tent, which was erected in the Silver Hayes meadow and headlined by Massive Attack, Eat Static and Carl Cox – It then became the Festival’s first permanent electronic music stage.

Some of the highlights in the expansive programming who are set to perform at this year’s Silver Hayes incarnation include Aurora Halal, Skream & Benga, CASISDEAD, Shygirl presents Club Shy, Craig Richards, Job Jobse, Joy Orbison, I. JORDAN, Shy One, DJ Stingray 313, Or:la, Sally C, Lady Shaka, Kelly Lee Owens, Charli XCX presents Party Girl and Sonique – who will be DJing.

Along with featured back-to-backs from the likes of Amaliah and Danielle; Dr Dubplate and Todd Edwards; Pangaea and Tasha; OK Williams and Tai Lokun; and Ahadadream, Nikki Nair and Raji Rags, the lineup also includes takeovers from Fabric, Body Movements, Dialled In, St Paul’s Carnival and Teachings In Dub.

Alongside stages Firmly Rooted Soundsystem, Lonely Hearts Club (which made its debut in 2022 after replacing the Blues Stage), and open-air nightclub inspired by the crossover of architecture The Levels (which first appeared at Glastonbury in 2023), Silver Hayes will introduce its first indoor stage for 2024, Assembly – which is a reimagined version of the former WOW stage.

In addition to the music stages, there will also be artistic spaces in The Hayes Pavilion; a discourse area at The Information; and a new wellness area called Room that will feature sound baths, meditation, yoga and more.

💡 Fun Fact

In 2005, the rise of dance music across the globe and the success of Glastonbury’s Dance Tent led to the area growing in size into the Dance Village – The offering was then expanded to five stages to reflect the full spectrum of dance and electronic music.

Silver Hayes is the sixth area to reveal its individual line-up poster after Acoustic Stage was the first to do so earlier this month on the 12th of April.

Between now and then, West Holts was the fifth area to reveal its line-up poster for Glastonbury 2024 on the 26th of April,while The Glade was the fourth to do so on the 22nd of April, with Shangri-La before that on the 19th of April, after Field of Avalon on the 16th of April.

💡 Fun Fact

2013 saw the Dance Village be renamed to Silver Hayes with the aim of further opening up the area to more music, creativity and ideas.

With only less than 60 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event, we can continue to 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.

Glastonbury Festival will return to Worthy Farm in Somerset this summer and run from the 26th to the 30th of June – with Dua Lipa, Coldplay and SZA as its headliners.

Lonely Hearts Club · Credit: Eddy Hubble

Lineup & Rumours

This year’s Glastonbury Emerging Talent Competition winner was announced on Saturday (27th April) as Cambridge-born artist JayaHadADream, who will now go on to play at this year’s Festival – along with runners-up Nadia Kadek and Caleb Kunle, and all other ETC finalists.

Although the full Glasto line-up including stage times 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 event this summer on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday of the Festival, 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.

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.

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

Competitions Opportunities

Although all tickets have now sold out, 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.

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 WaterAid contest, there are several other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Clipper Teas, Guardian, Time Out, White Claw, Tony’s Chocolonely & Oxfam, Chilly’s, Hunter Boots, 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.

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

Site Changes & Updates

When revealing its lineup earlier in the month, late-night area Shangri-La also announced a brand-new venue named Arrivals. Designed by Shankho Chaudhuri, Esha Sikander & Shirin Naveed, and featuring the work of iIllustrator Osheen Siva, the new space 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.”

In addition to new South Asian space, Glastonbury is said to also 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

In Other News

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis was knighted by the Princess Royal for his contributions to music and charity – after previously receiving a CBE in 2007.

The investiture ceremony which took place at Windsor Castle earlier this week (Tuesday, 23rd April) also honoured two former England cricketers, Stuart Broad and Lydia Greenway, who have been recognised by King Charles.

The 88-year-old legend – whose full name is Athelstan Joseph Michael Eavis – transformed the Somerset event into one of the most widely celebrated music festivals in the world, drawing in over 200,000 people every year as well as the biggest musical talent and celebrity as its guests.

Michael Eavis at Worth Farm.
Michael Eavis (2016) • Credit: Bolder
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