Block9 brings Notting Hill Carnival to Glastonbury 2022
Block9 return to their spiritual home in Somerset with two spectacular fields – Block9 East and Block9 West – with invited guests including Todd Edwards, Honey Dijon, Todd Edwards, Justin Strauss, Steffi, LSDXOXO and Notting Hill Carnival.
United by their history, Glastonbury highlight Block9 are proud bring the cream of West London’s Carnival culture to the heart of rural Somerset for the first time.
Notting Hill Carnival lands at Glastonbury Festival 2022, featuring the world’s first 100% green electric carnival float. The collab will co-present carnival processions across the festival site, with dancers, Moko Jumbies and masqueraders. The float will feature a sound system with fresh Caribbean sounds from Notting Hill’s finest selectors and DJs, plus The Mangrove Steelband.
NYC Downlow, the queer nightlife institution returns. Fifteen years after his music was played at the first ever NYC Downlow in 2007, Todd Edwards, the Godfather of UK Garage, New Jersey’s most celebrated export finally comes home to roost. Honey Dijon also returns to the Somerset sweatbox to bring authentic New York City realness.
Every night at IICON in East, Block9 present AV:3D – an audio/visual translation of Olivier Messiaen’s masterpiece “Quartet for The End of Time”. A live performance highlight for Glastonbury 2022, comes from rapidly rising star SHYGIRL. Plus, Hercules & Love Affair, who will showcase tracks from their brand new album in a live performance created especially for IICON.
See the full line-up across Block9 East and West below. As always, expected the unexpected and many eccentric surprises!