There will be many ‘Firsts’ at the Glade: For the first time at any outdoor festival in the UK, a dedicated breakbeat tent over three days will feature one of the strongest breaks line up ever assembled. Sancho Panza, famous for their boat parties on the Thames and packed sound system’s at the Notting Hill Carnival will be hosting their own tent for the first time. Lovers of psy trance will be able to come together in the outdoors in a totally legal environment where they’ll be united with people from all over the world, for the first time. The magnificent Caukus Roadshow will make a spectacular big top tent debut for the first time where Moulin Rouge and Vaudeville meets Casino Royale and Gotham City!
All of this against a backdrop of beautifully located nature trails, chill out areas, bars and first class festival facilities set in estate parkland that will be unveiled to the public for the first time. There will be Stilt Walking S&M Fire Twirlers, Buddhists Monks, Juggling Punks, a Woodland Chill, a Vegas Casino thrill, massages and energetic healing, cocktails and a disco feeling and roving raving poets… A market area will also be selling everything from Thai curry to rose quartz crystals.
“No-one ever forgets their first festival. No matter how long ago it was, how brief or naïve, how exciting and free, that sense of spirit stays in our memory forever.” Nick Ladd – The Glade Festival
There will be 7 main areas at The Glade, five of which will be music orientated:
The Main Dance Tent: – an assortment of international established live artists and DJ’s including: Timo Maas, Freq Nasty, Dreadzone Sound System, Squarepusher, and AFX plus many more. Warp records will be hosting the tent on Saturday.
The Breaksday Tent: – Breakbeat is the fastest growing dance genre in the UK. Taking the very best of tribal, techno and funk artists and producers have created a sub sound and beat that is identifiably English but which has been gained recognition through emerging international artists. A few of the artists confirmed to date: Rennie Pilgrem, Ali B, Hybrid, B.L.I.M and Meat Katie. They’ll be a Sunday breaks special edition of XFM’s The Remix Show hosted by Eddy Temple-Morris and friends.
The Origin stage: – a beautiful out door stage which closes at midnight, will feature some of the best artists in Psy trance such as: Hallucinogen, Talamasca, Tristan and Silicon Sound to name a few…
The Sancho Panza tent: – Sancho Panza are arguably the most respected underground house music promoters in the UK and have been at the cutting edge of this genre for the past 10 years. Hosts of the legendary Sancho Panza outdoor street party at Notting Hill Carnival and the Thames river boat parties, they have a dedicated and loyal following and their UK DJ’s such as: Matt Brown, Jimmy K Tel, Dan Solo and Eren along with friends Craig Richards and Fat Camp will be rocking the crown amongst others…
The Liquid Stage: – This will be the main chill out zone playing relaxed vibes and progressive grooves in beautiful woodland landscape DJ’s confirmed include: Youth In Dub, Aphid Moon, George Barker and Jon OM plus more names to be confirmed.
The Caukus Roadshow: – Spectacular Party Tent featuring Moulin Rouge meets vaudeville decadent interior with performance artists, en suite costumiers, DJ’s, cocktail bars and eccentric crazy antics!
Finally, Solar Chill will do exactly what it says on the tin, by providing you with a relaxing healing area featuring qualified practitioners, organic food and chilled out music. This zone will run 24hrs throughout the festival and function from a solar powered rig.
There will be full parking and camping facilities available. On-site Camper Van parking is £20, otherwise parking is free. Gates open 12 noon Thursday 15th July. Festival kicks off 12 noon Friday 16th July. All tents / stages run until 4am and all day Sunday except for the Chill Out Zone which will run 24hrs and the outdoor stage which finishes at midnight. The full festival address, with directions on how to get there will be released Monday 28th June – three weeks prior to the event when tickets will be sent out.