UK - Festivals - Glastonbury Festival 2014
Glastonbury Festival 2014, 6am Sunday morning
Shangri-La is the after-hours epicentre of Glastonbury Festival, a largely indescribable, ephemeral and interactive world that really comes to life after dark.
Burgers, booze and breakfast. The legendary Deluxe Diner was open 24hrs throughout the festival, with homemade food by day and old time party tunes by night.
Unique among festivals, Shangri-la has a central narrative that pins it all together, it evolves year by year (a bit like Star Wars). All contributors respond to this narrative, and add to it via their installations, venues and performances. When it all comes together on site the audience have a wholly immersive world to become lost in with a myriad of places to explore.
Exploration and discovery is an important aspect of Shangri-la. A maze of covered alleys is riddled with nano-venues, performers and installations, artworks and hidden doors.
In 2014 Shangri-La explored the way we create heavens and hells for ourselves.