Nas to headline Glastonbury's new Silver Hayes area

Dance village gets a makeover

Nas to headline Glastonbury's new Silver Hayes area

Chris Swindells - 22 February 2013

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.

39-year-old Nas, born Nasir bin Olu Dara Jones, is the first act confirmed to headline the Sonic Tent this June. The multi-platinum selling rapper has sold over 13 million records in the United States alone and released his eleventh studio album 'Life Is Good' last year.

Alongside Nas, newly confirmed Disclosure, Hot Natured, David Rodigan, Sub Focus, AlunaGeorge, Eats Everything, Rudimental and The Congos will also play the Silver Hayes over the weekend.

In addition to the Sonic tent there will be the Wow Stage, featuring new and smaller acts plus a brand new installation named Gully. Gully has been 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".

Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place on Worthy Farm, Somerset from June 26-30.

Festival Organiser Emily Eavis said: "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."

Malian singer Rokia Traoré has previously been the only act officially confirmed for the festival as organisers revealed plans to book bands from the war-torn country of Mali to open the Pyramid Stage on each day of the festival.

Glastonbury confirmd a full line-up announcement for all stages is to be released in April. Arctic Monkeys are heavily rumoured to headline the Friday night of the festival, with The Rolling Stones, Kings of Leon and Mumford & Sons all linked with a top slot at the festival.

All tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013, estimated to be approximately 140,000 in number, sold out after one hour and 40 minutes last year. A resale date has been confirmed for Sunday 21 April, when a limited number of cancelled tickets will go back on sale.


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