Greenpeace have detailed their Glastonbury 2019 plans, citing what’s set to become their “best field ever”.
Attracting thousands of festival-goers annually, this year’s Greenpeace field is set to deliver another inspiring space full of bespoke installations and especial effects alongside a host of holograms and Virtual Reality displays.
2019 will see the cause collaborate with Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress for their new sculptural installation, BEAM – a multi-sensory, immersive, sculptural experience. Accelerometers will be used to measure the activity of the black bee colonies living on Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm at Glastonbury. These live signals will be sent to BEAM and expressed through light and sound. Algorithms will then be used to convert these vibrational signals into lighting and sound effects that will allow the life of the bee colony to be visually and aurally experienced in real time.
This visual experience is complemented by a fluid and ever-changing soundscape based on pre-recorded bee sounds and harmonious stems crafted by the band BE, members of Spiritualized (including Doggen Foster, Kev Bales, James Stelfox and Jason Pierce), Amiina (string section for Sigur Ros), Daniel Avery, Ólafur Arnalds, Camille Christel and Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune). It promises to be one of the must-see and most talked about experiences of Glastonbury 2019.
Also on the field this year will be the return of the Giant Rave tree, a 22m high interactive tree housing a DJ booth – (including Simian Mobile Disco amongst others). An amazing new bar will also appear, alongside Greenpeace’s infamous hot showers (which attracted over 7,000 people in 2017). The skate ramp also returns for 2019.
Glastonbury Festival returns on 26th June 2019.