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Check out the new outdoor Tree Stage at Woodsies

June 26th, 2024

A new immersive area has been unveiled at Glastonbury 2024, promising a place for festival-goers to “find themselves” at the Woodsies area. Watch our video on The Tree Stage above.

The Tree Stage is Glasto’s new outdoor area, set beneath an oak tree décor canopy with LED screens and state of the art soundsystem – designed to “zero into the immersive, ambient and experimental”.

The area is described as a “playground for sound” for artists to indulge in an “audio-visual spectacle”, and is set to see figures from the worlds of the arts, folk, science and music with work and events by Jon Hopkins, Merlin Sheldrake, Ana Roxanne and more

“It’s bringing something really new and refreshing to the area,” area organiser Lilith Piper told NME. “It’s very much trying to integrate this whole space into being a new listening experience, quite literally in the trees. It is built around a 300-year-old oak tree. It’s pretty magic. It wasn’t born here, but it was resurrected here. We just thought it would be a pretty good sculpture.

“We’re speaking to the ancients as a symbol of our connection with Avalon and the Somerset landscape.”

The new Tree Stage at the Woodsies area of Glastonbury 2024. Credit: NME

Speaking of what festival-goers can expect when they step beneath the canopy, she said: “It becomes a late night immersive event when the main stage closes. It’s almost like the main stage is the sun and this is the moon. We have a wonderful range of electronic musicians, leading the way and bringing fresh new sounds and textures to be experienced in the round.

“You may also find a space to be dissolved into; a space where it’s about finding yourself, not losing yourself.”

The Tree Stage’s main performances will take place in darkness after Woodsies’ main stage headliners finish running until 3am on Friday and Saturday and 2.30am on Sunday. A full programme will run on Wednesday and Thursday of the Festival, from midday until late.

The gates to Glastonbury 2024 opened this morning (Wednesday June 26), ahead of a weekend of music from the likes of headliners Dua LipaColdplay, and SZA, alongside Shania Twain’s legends slot and performances from LCD Soundsystem, PJ Harvey, Little Simz, Burna Boy, Idles, Anne-Marie, Confidence Man, Disclosure, Camila Cabello, The Last Dinner Party, Avril Lavigne, The National, Jessie Ware, Jungle, Justice, Masego, Sugababes and countless more. Check out the full line-up here. 

Meanwhile, here are the worst clashes to expect this year, as well as the latest weather forecasts for Glastonbury 2024.

Check back at NME here for the latest news, reviews, interviews, photos, rumours and more from Glastonbury 2024.

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