Glade 2009 not at Wasing

November 28, 2008

Glade Festival organisers have confirmed to Ravetalk that the 2009 festival will move from the Wasing Estate to a new venue in the south of England.

Anselm Guise said: “We are moving somewhere else where we can run later and louder.. Somewhere rural and lovely in the south of England. We have a shortlist of possibilities.”

UPDATE – the organisers have now released more details.


After 5 years in the glorious woodland that is the Wasing Estate in Berkshire, the organisers of the Glade festival are currently scouring the country to find a new home for 2009’s event and beyond.

Due to restrictions set by Berkshire Council the Glade have chosen to look for a new and equally lovely site which will allow them to crank it up properly as, let’s face it, a 3 day celebration of electronic music and culture needs to be loud!

The date for next year’s Glade festival is Thursday 16th – Sunday 19th July 2009. So far the organisers have viewed several sites nationwide and are drawing up a short list of suitable locations. Their main objective is to find a space that is as appealing as Wasing Estate, with great transport links, less restrictions on noise, and of course, be able to accommodate those July dates!

“Wasing has been a great home for us for our first five years, but as part of the natural evolution of Glade we have decided to find another beautiful bit of England, in particular somewhere where we can run it later on all nights including Sunday and make some proper noise!” Nick Ladd, Glade Festival

In addition to a new site, the Glade will be introducing some stomping new areas for 2009 which will be revealed at a later date. Line-up confirmations will also be announced early next year. Fear not, as favourites such as Overkill, Origin and the Breaks Tent will continue to remain as part of the Glade… That’s all we’re saying for now!

Another element of the Glade that will remain the same is the ticket price. In a move to help the recession blues tickets are on sale now for a very reasonable £125 (which is the same as last year). The Glade is also running a Student Initiative for a limited period only where students can buy tickets for a mere £99 from now until 31st January 2009. All tickets are exclusively available from G Tickets: Free on-site camping is included in the price. Camper & caravan tickets cost an additional £45.

The Glade won Best Dance Festival at this year’s UK Festival Awards and is a 10,000 capacity event, visited by dance music and free spirited aficionados from around the world. The Glade is known as one of Europe’s best underground electronic festivals and will celebrate its 6th birthday in 2009 after starting life as part of Glastonbury festival (of which it is still a part of).


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