Politics and Music reign over Glastonbury’s magical Shangri-la


It’s just over a month until we have lift off at Glastonbury festival and its infamous microcosm of Shangri-la is requesting the masses to stand up and be counted for something. People, attending or not, can get involved in the conversation via social media and have a chance to get their opinions printed and plastered across Shangri-la’s hell arena. There’s no idea too silly or serious so make sure you have your say.

With Kanye West and Glastonbury’s headliners seeming to create more public reaction than people who are politically engaged, this is a great way of combining opinions, politics and music. This year’s South East corner of the contemporary arts festival promises more diverse music genres and has already announced some teasers including a huge Hospitality Records drum and bass takeover in Heaven on the Saturday night.

Every year the story of the immersive arena transforms and this year it sees a political occupation of the Hell Corporation. Nano venues will be taken over by political parties and the alleyways will be pasted with political propaganda in an attempt to put the worlds to rights after the General Election. Screen-printing workshops, performance art and so many amazing things will be on offer at Shangri-la. Make sure you choose a day to explore before the sun goes down and festival goers fill it from wall to wall with debauchery and wonder.

Tweet your opinions to @ShangriLaGlasto #Sholitics and stay tuned on Facebook for breaking news music line up announcements.


Credit: Kate Stewart

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