Glastonbury 2022 is lastly right here, after a much-too-long, three-year, Covid-addled wait.
Yep, the (often) annual music competition is again with numerous acts, artists, actions and areas to take pleasure in and discover, promising enjoyable, meals, booze, music, dancing and tenting.
The Somerset website that hosts Glastonbury – Worthy Farm – is somewhat massive, so every competition brings with it a map signalling campsites, bars, various stages and crucially, the loos.
However what modifications have been noticed on this yr’s map? Eagle-eyed competition followers have seen a good few.
Listed here are among the key new options to maintain your eyes peeled for.
What’s new at Glastonbury 2022? Map reveals all
New venue San Remo has changed The Beat Resort, which The Festivals studies was an anticipated change.
The Beat Resort arrived at Glastonbury in 2011, with 2019 as its final competition, and shortly turned a well-liked spot for normal DJ performances.
Followers might be happy to know its organisers are behind San Remo, too – and have taken the unique on tour round Ibiza and Morocco.
The Arcadia spider returns
Yep, the epic, fire-breathing spider is again for Glastonbury 2022.
Competition-goers final noticed it in 2018. It was changed by an enormous crane, taken from Avonmouth Docks and moved to Worthy Farm, in 2019 – at which level the competition shuttered on account of Covid.
Arcadia’s line-up this yr is fairly cool: Calvin Harris, Chase & Standing and Sub Focus are among the many performers.
Totem in The Frequent
New venue Totem joins Mez Yard, Rumshack and The Temple at The Frequent for 2022.
Together with a cracking list of performers, Totem may even develop into house to ‘Totem Talks’, which the competition web site describes as ‘the Yin to your party-Yang is a programme of talks that take you from the cerebral to the celestial, the ceremonial to the non secular’.
It guarantees: ‘You’ll not depart a Totem Discuss the identical person as you entered, so expertly have we curated this programme of mind-expanding and horizon-shifting experiences administered by our troupe of world consultants and thinkers.’
It seems to have changed Samula, a Frequent venue seen in 2019.
Campervans West has been eliminated and swapped with a brand new glamping website – one other change that web site The Festivals reported not lengthy after Glastonbury 2019.
It’s known as Sticklinch campsite, and can reportedly home yurts, bell tents and boutique ‘podpads’ – which look a bit like cute seashore huts, with precise airbeds and lockable doorways, permitting campers to ‘glamp’ away from the weather. Is perhaps helpful if thunderstorms do indeed hit Glastonbury.
Campervans East continues to be very a lot there, taking over a big swathe of the competition website.
And there are other glamping options, too.
BBC Music Introducing stage
Since 2007, the BBC Music Introducing stage has helped welcome among the hottest new artists to the competition scene.
It has helped launch careers of some huge names in UK music, together with (however not restricted to) Florence and the Machine, Slaves, Idles, Sam Fender and Lewis Capaldi.
Apparently, the stage has moved barely, out of Silver Hayes – a refined shift within the map noticed by @TheGlastoThingy on Twitter.
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