Glastonbury Announces New Areas

Simon English | Monday, 11 April 2011

Glastonbury Announces New Areas

As any Glasto-goer knows, there's a lot more to the festival than the Pyramid Stage.  Half the fun is exploring the alternative, weird and downright ridiculous areas away from the main stages. 

This year, we're promised a few changes down at The Common.  2011 will see the area redesigned as a sumptuous Latino playground. 

Expect the Wall of Death, where vintage Indian motorcycles will be ridden at death-defying speeds, as well as a boudoir promising life drawing classes, where anyone can pose for art - if they dare. 

The Common also features the charity, Medecins sans Frontieres, who will be showcasing the work they've done around the world following disasters such as the Haiti earthquake.  We're also promised fortune tellers, witch doctors and palm readings. 

Last year saw a massive expansion of family-friendly areas and non-music tents, such as a cinema and the return of the comedy and speech tent, Left Field. 

With this year's map and line-up not yet released, we can only hope organisers will be able to beat 2010's weirder features, like the apocalyptic tower block with a Northern line tube train smashed into it, or Frank-Sinatra-singing robots.