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Nas to headline new dance area at Glastonbury Festival

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    22 Feb 2013
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The Queens legend will make his first trip to Worthy Farm later this year. 

The Dance Village has been rebranded, and will now be known as Silver Hayes. The area will centre around Sonic, a ginormous 7000+ capacity tent. Two smaller stages – the Wow Stage, focused on newer talent, and an open-air, dance-focused “installation” called Gully – will also make up part of the site.

The first ever Silver Hayes headliner will be Nas, making his debut Glastonbury appearance off the back of last year’s impressive Life Is Good. He’ll be joined by the remarkably successful Disclosure and AlunaGeorge, and Eats Everything, The Congos, Sub Focus, Rudimental, Hot Natured and David Rodigan are also confirmed to play.

Describing the new area, festival supremo Emily Eavis said: “I’ve always thought that the closest parallel with Glastonbury is Notting Hill Carnival, and the buzz around this rebirth is exactly what we were looking for, both musically and visually. There’s going to be a lot of incredible music from all around the world.”

Michael Eavis also placed the new area in the context of the festival’s history: “Malcolm [Haynes, Dance Village supervisor] turned up with an after hours rave truck in the 1980s and he’s been going hard at it ever since. Now he’s conjured up a new vision for one of the most beautiful areas of the farm, which will be brilliant.” [via NME]

This year’s Glastonbury Festival will be the first to be livestreamed by the BBC. The festival runs from June 26-30.

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