Performance: Music, DJs & Cabaret
Small World | Image © Mim Saxl Photography 2012
Find out about the programme of live music, cabaret and DJ sessions.
I have been every year because when entering the site it has a wonderful essence of peace and happiness
Venues & Programme
There are the planned stages so far:
Lost Horizons provide a beautifully cleansing, relaxing, refreshing and enlightening sauna experience with delicious, nutritious and ethical refreshments. They offer a range of interesting and entertaining, yet thought provoking, heart-stirring music and performance within elegant and practical structures that help to create a magical atmosphere. They use renewable energy in an effort to progress to carbon-neutrality.
They also provide a Healing Garden as a haven for the soul, offering a calm and contemplative, unclothed space away from the festival. It’s a chance to recharge, relax and absorb the serenity of the sauna.
Fluffy clean and dry towels and solar mobile phone (on a sunny day laptop) charging also available.
For those wishing to clean up after a big night on the field, we're on the go early — and we generally stay open 'till the sun goes down, with the exception of Saturday — the party night with cabaret or live folk and alternative music.
There will also be the infamous Horse Box Stage.
The Permaculture and Social Change spaces also run a cinema and acoustic sessions in the evening. There is much spontaneous singing and acoustic music in the cafés throughout the day and night, especially in Pachamama's Tipi with beautiful Bhajans around the fire. At 11pm the sound systems quieten down for those that like an early night, but things get cosy — especially in Small World with charcoal braziers that will keep you warm into the morning light.
Our live music covers a wide range of tastes from folk, ska, Bollywood, opera, Irish Folk, African drumming, Breton dance music, Reggae and Gypsy plus a varied mix of DJs each night in our Dance Space.
Please see the programme boards at Info Point, or outside individual venues for the times of a particular performer. There will be amplified music, bands and DJ sets programmed until:
- Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday: 11pm
- Saturday: midnight.
Outside of the times above, levels of noise drop dramatically, but don’t stop completely. This means we’re happy for people to perform ‘unplugged’, sing or chant together unrestricted, unless the volume intrudes into designated quiet areas. If you have children or your rest would be easily disturbed, please camp away from venues and communal fires. More about the options on the camping and live-ins page.
We ask people to be considerate about drumming at all times, but especially after dusk. No drumming at all after the end of amplified music (see above) until at least 10am.
Live Music Line-up
Bands and performers line-up to be confirmed.
If you’re a band or musician interested in playing at the Festival then we’re sorry, but the Bands Co-ordinator is inundated with applications from musicians.
© Charlotte Baxter 2012
The Lost Horizon stage
Last year we were lucky to have some of the finest DJ’s currently playing around the south-west and as far afield as Edinbugh. Stay tuned for this year’s lineup, but a big thank you to:
- DJ Paulo regularly plays a Latin-jazz set at The Canteen at Hamilton House in Bristol
- Funky world beats from DJ Giff who's resident at “The Monkey Suit” in Exeter.
- DJ Amaqueen is well known on the festival circuit and hosts “Speakeasy” routinely in Glastonbury bringing electro swing & jazz together with a taste of Balkan Gypsy melodies.
- The infamous DJ’s Gabriel & Jane and DJ Mark Dub is revolving round again with some more Dub Revolution.
- Trance from Mystical Voyager.