Dezeen Magazine

Architecture and design highlights from Glastonbury 2019

This captioned movie explores some of the best installations at this year's Glastonbury music festival, including temporary structures by design studio Block9 and artist Joe Rush.

Among the stages and installations built for the five-day event were a full-size recreation of a British seaside pier by Rush, a vast moving crane equipped with a DJ booth, and a nightmarish carnival featuring an array of grotesque sculptures.

At the Block9 field, which is built at each instalment of Glastonbury by the London-based creative partnership of the same name, three immersive stages hosted the festival's nighttime partygoers.

Alongside the return of Block9's Genosys stage and NYC Downlow nightclub from previous festivals, the event marked the debut of the studio's new structure IICON – a monolithic stage with the appearance of a religious godhead with a screen in place of its facial features.

Glastonbury is one of the world's largest music festivals, equivalent to the size of a small city with a population of 200,000 people, which this year took place from 26 to 30 June in Somerset, UK. At the festival headline act Stormzy wore a Union Jack stab-proof vest designed by Banksy.