With the release of late night area Shangri-la lineup for 2017 comes a surprising twist.
Over the years the area has adopted the Heaven and Hell theme of Afterlife Series, with two separate areas night owl revelers to explore and showcasing the best of electronic music.
This year sees a new theme emerge: Environ-mental, where in the words of the poster “only the waste from last year’s festival remains”.
In a complete renovation of the area’s structure, the Hell stage and the Heaven stage were demolished to build The Giant Towers of Trash, and The Truth Stage.
The festival announcement reads:
“Giant Towers of Trash now dominate the Shangri-La skyline. Structures have formed from the scrap, dwellings made of detritus, art from the embers.”
“A GAS TOWER looms over the site – harnessing the creative energy around it. A symbol of a bygone industrial era, it has reformed here, at the epicentre of the Digital Revolution. 360 degrees of awe-inspiring audio visual action”.
“From the ashes of Hell rises the TRUTH STAGE, where the sounds of the revolution resonate all night long”.
“The container walls of the CLASH throb in a cacophony of chaos, as the biggest names in underground music collide”.
“Shangri-La International Television Centre SHITV – triples its transmission by opening all day long for debates and discourse in DIY culture, documentary making and Activism. By night, it broadcasts the best in UK comedy and live art”.
“The truth will take over your TV”.
“Shelter is sought inside towers of textiles, pillars of plastic and columns of consumerism. The rubbish is a refuge. Every space becomes a place to party or ponder, be it a tube train, a bus, a skip or a bin. Keep it real, Keep it tidy”.
Shangri-la lineup poster revels the names of artist like Ratboy and Gentleman’s Dub Club on the bill. While metal label Earache Records will be curating their own time on ‘The Truth Stage’ – with Napalm Death, Extreme Noise Terror, Slice Of Life, Worm Rot and many more.
Poster for the Shangri-la Linup 2017 :