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The Glade

Moody dance is the order of the day at The Glade festival, so if you don't like surly looking blokes in Ray-Bans nodding slowly to music that sounds like a tractor backfiring, then this isn't the party for you

Moody dance is the order of the day at The Glade festival, so if you don't like surly looking blokes in Ray-Bans nodding slowly to music that sounds like a tractor backfiring, then this isn't the party for you

Moody dance is the order of the day at The Glade festival, so if you don't like surly looking blokes in Ray-Bans nodding slowly to music that sounds like a tractor backfiring, then this isn't the party for you.

The Glade (July 17-21, camping tickets pound;125) is a spin-off from the old dance stage at Glastonbury and prides itself on its party-loving ethos, with as much emphasis on creating a magical atmosphere as the tunes, which are plentiful and pretty much solidly electronic.

While some of the sounds are a bit reminiscent of The Orgazoid, the spoof techno musician parodied on Peep Show (the Sketchy Pimps anyone?), there are more recognisable names too - Dreadzone, The Orb, Utah Saints, Red Snapper, Eat Static - and a healthy mixture of styles.

Tickets were still on sale at the time of going to press and can be booked via the festival's website. Expect a bizarre mixture of rolling hills and hardcore techno, and don't expect an early bedtime.

www.gladefestival.com.

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