Nas to headline Glastonbury’s newly named Silver Hayes dance village

Disclosure, Alunageorge and Rudimental also confirmed for dance area

Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that the dance area of this year’s event has been renamed Silver Hayes and that Nas will be the first headline act.

Formerly known as Dance Village, Silver Hayes takes its name from one of the oldest meadows on Worthy Farm and will see acts playing the new Sonic supertent, which features a 7,000 capacity. In addition to the Sonic tent there will be the Wow Stage, which will feature new and smaller acts and a brand new installation named Gully. Gully is described as “a brand new installation combining an open air stage and a pulsating street of sound systems and stalls featuring the best new DJs, MCs and live music”.

US rapper Nas is the first name confirmed to headline the Sonic tent with Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, Aluna George, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos also confirmed to appear across Silver Hayes throughout the weekend.

Speaking about Silver Hayes, festival Organiser Emily Eavis says: “I’ve always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There’s going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world.” Her Father, Michael Eavis adding: “Malcolm (Haynes, Dance Village Co-Ordinator) turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he’s been going hard at it ever since. Now he’s conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant.”

It was recently rumoured that Arctic Monkeys will headline the Friday night at Glastonbury while Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood have dropped hints that The Rolling Stones will headline one other night across the weekend.