This year's festival runs from June 24-28 with Kanye West, Foo Fighters and The Who headlining
A host of new acts, including Kate Tempest and Skepta, have been confirmed for this year’s Glastonbury Festival.
The festival have now confirmed the line-up for its Silver Hayes dance village. The newly-announced artists include Four Tet, Tricky, Kate Tempest, Jess Glynne, George Fitzgerald and Grandmaster Flash. They’ll be joined by George The Poet, Joy Orbison, Novelist, Pearson Sound, Stormzy, Jackmaster, Seth Troxler, Idris Elba and more. See the full Silver Hayes bill here.
Meanwhile, festival organiser Emily Eavis recently confirmed that selfie sticks will not be banned at this year’s event, although fans may be discouraged from bringing them to the festival in the future.
Earlier this year, a number of US festivals including Coachella and Lollapalooza listed selfie sticks among their “prohibited items”. While the devices – elongated sticks that attach to a camera or phone to aid photo-taking – have been banned from major British music venues, including O2 Academy Brixton, London’s O2 Arena and the SSE Wembley Arena, due to health and safety reasons, Eavis has stated that they are not technically banned at Worthy Farm.
Speaking to NME recently, Eavis said: “A lot of festivals have banned selfie sticks, but we’re not really in the business of banning stuff. We haven’t really decided where we stand on them. I’m going to walk around and see if they’re getting in the way or not!”
Watch Emily Eavis discuss Foo Fighters’ headline booking in a video interview with NME below.