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Glastonbury reveal new ‘mind-blowing’ areas for 2019

7th January 2019 Off By

Festival organiser Emily Eavis has revealed details of three new areas set to make their debut at Glastonbury 2019 this June.

She made the revelations in a BBC Radio 6 Music interview this morning, where she also confirmed that Janelle Monáe would headline the West Holts stage.

The first batch of tickets for the festival sold out in just 29 minutes back in October.

A totally new area near The Park

Glastonbury The Park Tower Tipis
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The most significant is a totally new area that will be appearing next to The Park, where the Tipi Village was located in 2017.

She said: “The Park has got something new appearing next to it where the tipis previously were.

“There is going to be a whole new area there. There is lots of things happening.”

A totally new Arcadia

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We found out last year that Arcadia’s iconic spider will not be returning the Glastonbury, and will instead be found exclusively at their Arcadia London event.

Instead, Arcadia are working on a completely new area for their part of Pilton.

Emily Eavis said in this morning’s interview that “Arcadia are working on a new area, a completely new design.

“They have come up with some incredible structures that they are trying to build into a new show.”

Speaking to Somerset Live back in November, Arcadia founders Pip Rush and Bert Cole said: “We’re beginning a totally different adventure at Glastonbury that will evolve over the coming years.

“We’re currently neck deep in scrapyards and as excited as everyone else about what we might find next. Watch this space!”

A new, bigger Block9

Block9 Crash Building Glastonbury
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In another BBC interview back in December, Block9 organisers said “Essentially, we’re doubling in size, we’ve taken over another field so Block9 is expanding.

“We have a very, very exciting new project that we’ve been working on for the last four years and it’s going to happen in June”

This morning, Emily Eavis added “Block9 are expanding down in the South East corner, so they have come up with an incredible installation which is pretty mind-blowing.

“I’ve only seen it as an image on a page, but when it is in the field it will be incredible.”

Main image credit: Andrew Allcock