Glastonbury Shangri-La Line-up Includes Mark Ronson and Kate Tempest
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Glastonbury‘s Shangri-La installation has announced its line-up for the year, introducing a selection of big acts that have now been added to the festival’s roster of artists.
The bill includes the likes of Mark Ronson, who will perform alongside Tame Impala’s Kevin Parker, Kate Tempest, Craig Charles, Reef and Caravan Place. Each year the Shangri-La adopts a theme, with it focusing upon the topic “Media Truth & Lies” this time around. So far, so pretentious.
Describing this year’s event, a Glastonbury statement reads: “Shangri-La holds a mirror up to the masses, challenging people in politics and play. Creating conversations, force-feeding the senses, expanding minds and opening hearts. There are No Spectators.”
The description continues: “The people of Shangri-La have lost their voices amongst the deceit and distractions of the mainstream media. A new power resides over the this sensational, subversive city now that the media has gained full access to its inner workings and everyone’s personal lives. Shangri-Hell International Television has the monopoly on all media outlets, plus a new HQ to create more mind-controlling trite to make you feel better about yourselves.
“But with the increase of media influence and technologies, A NEW MOVEMENT OF PEOPLE POWER IS RISING. Using art, music and a fuck ton of “likes” the people are claiming back their voices and power, hacking into the systems that control them, seeking the ultimate truth…”
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) May 18, 2016
Elsewhere in the festival, headliners Coldplay, Muse and Adele will take to the Pyramid Stage on each day of the three-day event, with Muse having invited festival newcomer Adele to join them onstage in order to help quell her nerves. It hasn’t been confirmed whether or not the singer has taken them up on this offer.