Entertainment of Wednesday, 27 February 2013
Talented duo FOKN BOIS will perform at the Glustonbury Festival of Contemporary Arts this year. Even though the full list of performers are yet to be made public, sources tell enewsgh.com the duo are among a carefully-selected list of musicians for the Summer festival.
So far, only one artiste; Mali’s Rokia Traore has been announced by the organizers, consistent with their tradition of keeping mute on who and who have made the list. Traore will open the Pyramid stage each day, the organizers say.
M3nsa and Wanlov will be the first Ghanaian musicians to perform at that stage, fairly regarded as one of the biggest music festivals in the world.
With a solid tradition of excellence, the Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts is an event many people look forward to. It takes place near Pilton, Somerset, England. It is best known for its contemporary theme, but also for dance, comedy, theatre, circus, cabaret and others.
The first few editions were influenced by hippie ethics and the free festival movement. The festival retains vestiges of this tradition such as the Green Fields area which includes the Green Futures and Healing Field.
After the 1970s the festival took place almost every year and grew in size, with the number of attendees sometimes being swollen by gate-crashers.
Tickets for this year’s event sold out last October in a record 1 hour 40 minutes. However the organizers say there will be a resale in April.
This year’s tickets are going for 205 Pounds, which include 11 pounds booking and postage fee.
The headline acts for this year’s event have been booked but the organizers have kept their identity, a secret. This year’s event takes place in June.