The legendary South West sound-system and creative artists collective are back celebrating their 5th year of Glastonbury madness.
Nestled in the heart of C market, Babylon Uprising is one of the secret jewels of the festival, a place of vibes, whether it be chilling at lunch to some classic heavy dubs, or partying until sunrise to the speaker rattling sounds of underground rave music.
It’s not everywhere that you’d find a Trinidadian percussionist alongside a south London grime MC partying with a troupe of Welsh can-can dancers, but then not everywhere is Babylon Uprising.
In the spirit of Glastonbury Festivals drive to reduce waste and recycle, the staging and set up is always hand crafted by the crew from up-cycled ‘junk’ that’s otherwise destined for landfill. So all aboard the boat (yes, a real actual boat) as it makes its final voyage in 2016, heading for destination unknown.
Musically the Babylon family are proud to showcase homegrown and upcoming DJs and producers, alongside the industries leading and most ingenious artists. We’ve been honoured to host some of the worlds most amazing acts over the years, and what makes it even more remarkable is that not one of them has ever been paid to play, or even had a ticket in exchange for performing, so you are assured that whoever you see smashing the dance floor is simply doing it for the love of sharing their craft, with passion, fire and grace.
Last year saw stand out performances from Benton, Klose One, Jus Now, and Dub Smugglers to name just a few.
In our uncompromising drive forward, this years proud addition will be a homage to the street party tradition, bringing a little taste of Notting Hill Carnival to the fields of Somerset, so watch this space…..
Independent from day, Babylon Uprising is 100% non-profit and 100% strictly non-commercial. So we wanna praise and love to all those who contribute their time, their energy and their art to making one of the best parties ever – all done just for the love, each and every time. So don’t be a stranger – come and join the dance, tell a friend to tell friend and be a part of one of the most positive and innovative raving experiences of our time.