Last night Glastonbury announced a historical sea change in its lineup traditions as for the first time they will have a stage dedicated to punk and extreme bands.
Artists appearing across the weekend include punk legends from DEAD KENNEDYS, SEX PISTOLS and CRASS to Muslim Singaporean grindcore trio WORMROT, Earache icons NAPALM DEATH and EXTREME NOISE TERROR and modern underground bands such as HO99O9, HECK, HACKTIVIST, PETROL GIRLS and PUPPY.
The new venue, which is making its debut at the Glastonbury 2017 festival, is housed in a recycled London Underground tube carriage located at Shangri-La in the south east corner and is curated by the legendary British independent label, Earache Records.
Designed to provide a place for like-minded souls to congregate, the Earache Express demonstrates that metal and punk has something to say, showcasing bands with heartfelt and strongly held beliefs and all with something to debate - loudly.
With the entire stage decorated with though-provoking art from Turner-nominated artist Mark Titchner, the space encourages the open-minded, the free-spirited and the socially aware to embrace the sharper end of heavy music in all its forms.
Earache Records, celebrating 30 years of pioneering metal/punk this summer, created the extreme metal scene, launching bands such as NAPALM DEATH, CARCASS, GODFLESH, BRING ME THE HORIZON (USA), CLUTCH, SLEEP and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN.
For the full Glastonbury lineup, head to http://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/line-up/line-up-2017
Read more about the Earache Express at http://www.earache.com/glastonbury
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