United Kingdom | 18 June 2008
Dizzee Rascal, Hayseed Dixie, Prince Buster and Florence And The Machine are just some of the acts who'll be performing intimate gigs in Glastonbury's new Shangri La area.
More than 100 bands, artists and DJs will perform in the area, dubbed 'a festival inside a festival', as Shangri La picks up the reigns from the recently departed Lost Vagueness.
All manner of random goings on will also be taking place in the Green Fields sub-hub over the weekend, in keeping with the spirit of its predecessor.
VF has learnt that plans are afoot for Dizzee Rascal to perform in a tank, just one of the small, alternative venues that will characterise Shangri La.
Other potential treats include Hayseed Dixie, the incredible Shantel and The Bucovina Club, A Guy Called Gerald, a collective of 17 stone Bearlesque men and even the actors from TV show Shameless.
Situated next to the Mutoid Waste Trash City, the area is bound to be a noisy and lively one long into the night.
Chris Tofu, from organisers Continental Drifts, said: "Never have such a vast array of performers, freaks, secret acts and strange vibey places been so intensely arranged before your eyes. We are bastards of the boutique festival!"
A sample of the line up looks like this:
Shantel and the Bucovina club
Benga & Skream live
Kid Harpoon and Friends
A Guy Called Gerald live
Kele Le Roc & Lady Lykez
Cage The Elephant - USA
David Goo Variety band
Destroyers Vs Dhol Blasters
Florence and The Machine
Gaz’s Rockin Blues
Holloways and Friends
J-Star & MC Honey Brown
Kitty Daisy Lewis
Nathan Flutebox Lee
Neville Staple (Specials)
Nuala & The Alchemy Quartet
The cast of Shameless
Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Somerset, from 27-29 June. Click HERE for everything you need to know.
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