Sign of the Times

Opening its doors for a sixth year on Wednesday 21st June, our beloved party hotel at Glastonbury, with the biggest carpet and all the world’s DJs wrapped in bathrobes returns. Drinking and dancing are both on the menu as we prepare to check-in the likes of Jamie xx, DJ Tennis, Sampha, Young Marco, Daniel Avery, Fort Romeau, Jennifer Cardini, Moscoman and a bunch more besides.


From 11am til 3am, Wednesday til Sunday, the sun may go down but the Beat (mostly) goes on, with a music policy spanning yacht rock and sunny Balearica, through to house and techno. Opening on WEDNESDAY for a pre-party, Disco Halal will be bringing their mixed bag of Middle Eastern delights to Somerset, alongside Israeli compatriot Alek Lee, African-diggers Beating Heart, and London indie tastemakers Heavenly Jukebox.


On THURSDAY the bell will be ringing for some of the Europe’s finest selectors: Berlin-based globe-hopping DJ Palms Trax, together with Amsterdam’s Young Marco and Comeme’s Matias Aguayo explore the kaleidoscopic fringes of today’s club sounds. Meanwhile, Korean collector/producer Hunee guides hotel guests through a journey of deeper house cuts and Tel Aviv’s live electronic outfit Shame on Us make their UK debut, with Red Axes-collaborator Abrão in tow.


Hotel regulars since 2012, the Greco-Roman crew will be celebrating their 10th year with a label takeover on FRIDAY. Lining up will be co-founders Alex “Full Nelson” Waldron, playing a special Hip House set, Hot Chip’s Joe Goddard, plus new signing JeanGa and George playing live. Other highlights of the day come in the form of the ever-rising Lena Willikens, first lady of jackin’ house Heidi, a three-hour b2b from DJ Tennis and Moscoman, and an afternoon set from London legend Norman Jay MBE.


While last orders will be delivered by Phantasy’s leading techno talent Daniel Avery on SATURDAY night, earlier in day Throwing Shade soundtracks a soulful sundown, followed by the electronic boogie of R&S’ Space Dimension Controller, and Fort Romeau in a special b2b with Correspondant Records honcho Jennifer Cardini. Early risers can enjoy a Balearic brunch courtesy of the Amateurism DJ collective and Moshi Moshi, whilst a full occupancy can be expected when Metronomy checks-in for a rare DJ set.


In no way a day of rest, SUNDAY sees Jamie xx take over management duties, curating a closing party to round off the five-day programme. Having headlined the stage with John Talabot back in 2014, Jamie returns, bringing with him an all-star cast comprising Young Turks-signing Sampha (DJ set), Call Super b2b Job Jobse and Peggy Gou. Before all that, rave juggernauts Bugged Out kick things off with a early afternoon “Little Bugger” set to get patrons back on track, alongside Californian vibes duo Kaftan Discotheque and hotel fave Seth Troxler, playing an exclusive “Rhythm Control” set inspired by his seminal mix of slower jams and indie rock.


Besides sonic pleasures, guests can enjoy the some Award-winning drinks, including proper Bloody Marys from 10am, the world-famous “Lagerita” (the lovechild of a margarita and a beer, served frozen), Mojitos and a list of house specials inspired by infamous trips of the 1950s. No stay at a hotel would be complete without a coffee to set you up for the day ahead and, this year, a special Beat Brew by roaster-extraordinaires Hundred House will be served by the venue’s in-house Baristas from 10am each morning.


See you on the farm x

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