Propagate your senses at the Gas Tower‘s 360-degree audio-visual spectacular
Shangri-La have confirmed the return of their Gas Tower to Glastonbury for the Festival’s 50th anniversary this summer.
The late-night venue is a cutting edge 360-degree digital arts arena where technology and art, activism and education all fuse in a collaborative experiment in digital progression and sound design.
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Last year saw the Gas Tower dance arena be built from plastic litter collected from beaches, parks and streets across the South-West – thanks to a ground-breaking collaboration between Keep Britain Tidy, Orca Sound Project and Glastonbury’s Shangri-La.
Volunteer ‘#LitterHeroes’, were recruited and a ‘#RoadtoGlasto2019’ series of organised beach cleans took place, as the ambitious project required 10 tonnes of plastic (the equivalent of about one million plastic bottles) to be collected.
The plastic collected was then processed by Exeter City council before being recycled into materials to build Shangri-La’s 360-degree dance arena known as the Gas Tower.
Some of the artists who performed at the Gas Tower last year included Rob Da Bank, Max Cooper and a Hospitality Records Takeover – while in the past it’s featured the likes of Benga, Diplo and DJ Yoda.
Making its debut in 2017, it’ll be the Gas Tower’s third appearance at Glastonbury Festival.
Meanwhile, Taylor Swift was the second headliner to be announced for the 2020 edition of the Festival – after Paul McCartney, and joins Diana Ross who was officially confirmed earlier last year as Glastonbury’s 50-anniversary ‘Legends’ slot performer – while Mike Skinner, Carl Cox, Fun Lovin’ Criminals and most recently Crowded House are the latest big-scale artists to self-confirm for the Festival’s 2020 bill thus far.
Also confirmed for the bill are Wolf Alice who were announced as playing Glastonbury’s 50th by non-other than Glasto founder, Michael Eavis himself.
Despite the fact that the full line-up for Glastonbury 2020 has yet to be released – all tickets for the Festival’s 50th anniversary have now sold out, with General Admission tickets selling out in 33 minutes, following Coach + Ticket Packages which sold out in just 27 minutes.
There are still ways to go to Glastonbury this year, and in addition to being able to volunteer – there will also be a resale of any cancelled tickets in the spring, with coach + ticket packages going up for resale on April 16 – followed by a general admission tickets resale on April 19.
Glastonbury 2020 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset – from Wednesday 24th to Sunday 28th June.