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Glastonbury to introduce ‘Terminal 1’, a “re-purposed airport” to celebrate migration

Glastonbury has introduced a new area, named Terminal 1, which they describe as a “re-purposed airport” that will celebrate migration.

Announcing the introduction on social media, the festival noted that “no human is illegal”, and said that Terminal 1 will be situated on the Williams Green field, which had previously been home to its own namesake stage.

They also said that it will feature contributions from a range of visual and digital artists and creatives, including Love Watts, La Linterna and Yoshi Sodeoka. See the full list in the post below.

The small print of the post also states that “to gain entry all British citizens must successfully answer a question from the UKGOV citizenship test”. The test, which those who apply for settlement in the UK must pass, has come under criticism for being “arbitrary” and “misleading”.

Glastonbury returns to Worthy Farm from June 26 to 30, with Dua Lipa, Coldplay, and SZA set to headline. Other confirmed acts include Shania Twain, LCD Soundsystem, Little Simz, The National, Avril Lavigne, The Last Dinner Party, Jungle, Justice, Bloc Party, Fontaines D.C., Yard Act, Arlo Parks and Gossip.

This week, organisers revealed the full line-up, complete with stage times and day splits. You can plan your full weekend here.

The festival has also released its updated map for 2024, revealing some key changes. The new plan, which you can see here, includes a number of tweaks, including the introduction of the Wow stage, formely Assembly, and a seemingly larger Tree Stage.

Glastonbury 2024 will see the introduction of a new stage in the Shangri-La area, called Arrivals, which will be dedicated to South Asian talent. Shania Twain will take on the coveted legends slot this year, while K-pop will have its first presence at the festival with a performance from Pledis boyband SEVENTEEN on the Pyramid Stage.

Elsewhere on the site, Arcadia’s iconic spider will be replaced by a “giant biomechanical” dragonfly. The Park, meanwhile, will introduce two new venues this year in the form of The Wishing Well and Scissors. These will replace the Rabbit Hole, which has left Worthy Farm after 17 years.

There also remain a few tantalising ‘TBA’ slots on the line-up, which appear to represent secret sets. One such slot is on the Woodsies Stage at 6pm on Saturday, and earlier this week, bookie William Hill suspended betting on that slot being filled by Kasabian, who have been heavily tipped.

Other unfilled slots are also seen on the Glasto schedule, including one at Levels at midnight on Saturday, and three slots in Nowhere. There are also two vacant slots on the BBC Introducing at 4:30pm on Saturday and 7:30pm on Sunday.

Glastonbury-goers will be eager to learn what the weather will be like on Worthy Farm, and this week the Met Office‘s latest long-range forecast stated that “signals are weak regarding prevailing weather patterns during this period” in the UK.

“Typical conditions for the UK are most probable, with a mixture of weather types,” it added. “All areas can be expected to see some spells of drier, sunnier weather but there will also be showers or longer spells of rain at times. Temperatures are most likely to be close to normal or slightly above.”

For those not lucky enough to secure a ticket this year, the BBC have outlined their plans for television, radio and online coverage, which you can explore here.

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