After the afterparty – the best pics from Glastonbury’s late-night party zones

A visual guide to Glastonbury’s late-night (and early morning) pleasure zones

Once upon a time, after the bands had finished, all of Glastonbury would follow the swirling lights in the sky to a blanket and hammock stall called Joe Bananas and rave along to its dodgy boombox playing Altern-8 until dawn. Today the Glastonbury after-afterparty is just as important a part of the Glastonbury Experience as the bands, from Arcadia’s fire-breathing arachnid to the dancing voodoo skeletons of The Common and Block 9, where JJ Ballard would’ve gone to twerk the night away. Here’s the areas after Charli XCX’s heart…

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1Arcadia Spectacular

Arcadia Glastonbury 2017
Andy Hughes
What is it: Apocalyptic dance arena with a gas-guzzling, fire-spitting spider. What happened this year: Jon Hopkins, Goldie and Jackmaster DJed. Hot, sweaty fun was had.

2Shangri-La

Glastonbury 2017
Andy Hughes
What is it: Place where art installation and next-level carnage combine. What happened this year: Hosted the festival's first ever metal stage; Napalm Death, Ho99o9 and Dead Kennedys all played.

3The Greenpeace Field

Jordan Curtis Hughes
What is it: The epicentre of enviro-rave, complete with massive DJ tree, a Virtual Reality Dome plunging you into an Amazonian rainforest and power ballad yoga sessions. What happened this year: Steve Davis DJ'd in a gigantic neon tree.

4The Stone Circle

The Stone Circle Glastonbury 2017
Andy Hughes / NME
What is it: Circle of stones in a far-flung field. What happened this year: Hippies all over the place. Not as many balloons as last year.

5The Common

Glastonbury 2017
Andy Hughes
What is it: Temples, waterfalls, mayhem. A bit like The Crystal Maze but with more rum. What happened this year: Mike Skinner played 'Fit But You Know It'. Swoon.

6Block 9

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