Unfairground Reveals Its Line-Up For Glastonbury 2024

Unfairground Reveals Its Line-Up For Glastonbury 2024

"The field for subversive art and underground music situated in the South East Corner"

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Unfairground area at Glastonbury 2017.
Unfairground (2017) · Credit: Ramona Carraro

The latest area announcement from Glastonbury 2024 ahead of its upcoming anticipated event comes from Unfairground, who revealed their line-up poster for this year’s Festival this morning (Monday, 17th May).

Sharing the news through their social media channels this morning at 10am, Glastonbury officials said: “Infused with satirical wit, the warped and immersive Unfairground repurposes everything, including you.”

The infamous field for subversive art and music situated in the South East Corner is a warped and immersive zone fusing strange amusements, peculiar side shows and late-night dance venues amidst a field of street art and sculptures.

Amidst the palaces of the Unfairground, Creative Director Sam Heggerty showcases radical art and performance, believing the act of repurposing both ideas and salvaged material turns the unethical cycle of consumerism and wastefulness into a virtuous one.

The poster (shown below) is broken down into 4 sections – Artists, Traveller Awareness, Sideshows and Performers, and Music – including such highlights from current Turner Prize nominee Delaine Le Bas as a guest artist, with Floydraw, Half Cut and Stivs on the aerosols.

Over on the Hanger Stage, LGBTQIA+ Red Rash Inn Collective will feature international showgirls, late night freaks and professional fools with the enchanting clowning of Dott Cotton, the mesmerizing Mia Shanti, the captivating presence of CleoPantha and the electrifying energy of F.rank in a world of unparalleled artistic brilliance.

Infused with an equal measure of anarchist spirit and satirical wit, this warped immersive zone repurposes everything, including you — Expect the unexpected, as seen in the video below, which was taken at the 2022 edition of Glastonbury Festival and depicts a short walk-through of the late-night zone.

YouTube video

Meanwhile, along with yesterday’s announcement from Strummerville (16th May), The Free University of Glastonbury also shared their programme that same day at 6:30pm, 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.”

The Park area, however, shared their line-up for this summer at Worthy Farm a day earlier, on the 15th of May at 12 noon, while confirming two new venues for this year’s event in The Wishing Well and Scissors — which will be replacing 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.

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.

Prior to today’s announcement, the Worthy Farm event had already confirmed a host of on-site line-up posters for its dedicated areas and stages – including the bills for Glasto Latino, which was revealed on the 13th of May, Croissant Neuf on the 8th of May, Theatre & Circus on the 6th of May, and KIdzfield before that on the 4th of May.

Other posters already released include 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.

Other Line-up News

With only less than 40 days to go until Glastonbury opens its gates for this summer’s event next month (26th – 30th June), we can expect more individual areas and stages to announce their dedicated line-ups over the coming weeks before the full bill including stage times gets revealed sometime at the end of May.

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

Build Progress

Meanwhile, with each passing day, in preparation for this year’s highly anticipated event, Worthy Farm is getting to look more and more like the world-famous Glastonbury Festival we all know and love.

The iconic Pyramid Stage finally began to get at the beginning of this month (7th May), after the covers (which were dropped off days earlier and lying on the ground beside the iconic structure) were raised and cloaked over the Port side of the mothership – as seen in the visual post below.

With gates to the public on the 26th of June, and as more containers carrying equipment continue to arrive on-site intermittently, we can expect the build to grow in intensity as more iconic stages and venues come to life once again to create the largest greenfield music and performing arts festival in the world.

You can now continue following the build via the BBC Glastonbury webcam, here.

Site Changes & Updates

Arrivals · Shangri-La

When revealing its lineup last month, late-night area Shangri-La also announced a brand-new venue named Arrivals. The new space – designed by Shankho Chaudhuri, Esha Sikander & Shirin Naveed, and which features the work of illustrator Osheen Siva – is described as the “first dedicated South Asian space” to be created, designed, and built by an entirely South Asian team.

Peace · Shangri-La

Although not much information out there about the Peace Stage, it appears that it has adopted its new name for 2024 in the absence of last year’s Truth Stage.

Assembly · Silver Hayes

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.

Room · Silver Hayes

A new wellness area called Room at Silver Hayes will feature sound baths, meditation, yoga and more.

Tree Stage · Woodsies

Expanding on the Woodsies’ eclectic sound, the Tree Stage will make its debut at this year’s Festival and is described as being: “A new outdoor venue, set beneath an oak tree décor canopy, zeroing into the immersive, ambient and experimental”.

The Rabbit Hole

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!”

Created by the same team, and as mentioned above, replacing the Rabbit Hole (which will be leaving Glastonbury after 17 years) are The Wishing Well and Scissors.

The Brewery

A new/renamed bar will be introduced at Glastonbury for 2024 titled ‘The Brewery‘, described as being: “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 Rabbit Hole at Glastonbury 2023.
The Rabbit Hole (2023) · Credit: Andre Pattenden

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.

Earlier this year (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 Brothes’ content, there are a number of other competitions currently running for the chance of winning tickets for Glastonbury 2024 – including opportunities from Clipper Teas, Hunter Boots, National Express, and perhaps even 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)

Other Glasto News

Elsewhere, back in April, 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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