Shangri-La in Glastonbury in the year 2011. Everybody hears about all the big stars at Glastonbury, U2, Coldplay, BB King, Paolo Nutini, Beyoncé, etc etc. The list goes on forever.
But what about some of the lesser known elements. How many people knew about Shangri-La and the Hub? Not me, that's for sure, until my cousin told me about it. He was there working on it.
And he says a great time was had by all.
So check out Shangri-La at Glastonbury 2011.
Los Albertos - Leslie at the Snake Pit, Shangri-La
Here's a little once around panorama during the daylight hours.
We got the love
And we got the strippers. :0)
Engines of Desire
Shangri-La is the after-hours pleasure city of the festival – a futuristic and dystopian wonderland created by over 1,500 crew and artists. The entire field is designed as a Blade Runner inspired urban film-set, and has its own unique rolling narrative that has evolved over the last three years, creating a brilliant and bizarre alternative world for you to get lost in.
In 2009 the socialist utopia became a dystopian pleasure city run by a corrupt regime. In 2010 the ruling administration was overthrown and the city was opened up to rebels and chancers to carve out their own little piece of paradise.
The 2011 storyline is pre-apocalyptic - the population of Shangri–La is preparing to flee to before the end of the world in 2012. They’ve given up on trying to save the planet, and a virulent disease is spreading rapidly through the squalid slums. Instead they’ve colonised a new planet and the first transport there ships out on Monday. This is the last party before they go, a rave to end all raves…
There was also some action during the daytime hours.