Glastonbury Festival Announce Shangri-La 2017 Line-Up
Year-upon-year we hear a lot of noise surrounding the amount of rubbish left behind at festivals. Despite best attempts by festival organisers, it seems that plenty of festival goers still have little conscience when it comes to cleaning up after themselves, leaving piles of trash, broken glass, tents and god-knows what else laying around for the stewards at the festival to clean up when they’ve all gone home.
This year, Galstonbury’s Shangri-La stage is making an example of everyone who was incapable of operating a binbag, by building their entire area from the waste left behind at last year’s festival. Tents made from trash? Check. Benches made from bottles? Check. Basically, any rubbish left behind has been put to good use. Now, that IS forward thinking.
Obviously, this social conscience is backed up by a killer, genre-bending line-up. Included on the bill are Birmingham metal veterans Napalm Death, drum and bass legend Goldie, Scouse soul from the one and only Craig Charles, breaks from Adam Freeland, and get yourself dubwise with some bottom-end-heavy sounds with Mungo’s Hi-Fi.
Combining music with a social message is a great way for festival organisers to get that message across. Worthy Farm is a working farm outside of the festival, which means livestock roam the pastures when festival goers aren’t. All Glastonbury ticket holders are expected stick to the Love The Farm, Leave No Trace Pledge:
“– I will use the toilets provided and not pee on the land.
– I will use the bins provided and not throw away my rubbish on the ground.
– I will take all my belongings home with me again, including my tent and camping equipment.
– I will bag up all my rubbish using the bin bags provided by stewards and use the recycling pens and bins in each campsite.”
Shangri-La at Glastonbury Festival takes place 21 – 25 June at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset. For the full line-up, photos, videos and ticket information head over to our Glastonbury Festival page.
Author: Ste Knight