Monday, 29 July 2013

WOW Stage at Glastonbury 2013



At this year's Glastonbury Festival I was lucky enough to have been part of the amazing team (aka. TEAM LOVE) that brought you the WOW Stage in Silver Hayes.
This year the WOW Stage was transformed into a psychedelic ocean liner, featuring daily boat parties aboard (well, in front of) the HMS WOW.

I worked with two of the Hot Soup House designers - Russell Henry and Laurence Hassan on the design for the boat. Russell basically designed the structure of the boat facade we built, Laurence designed the 'Love Deep Like the Sea' lettering, and I designed and painted the mural of swirly, psychedelic, colourful shapes that decorate the white surface of the boat.

Being part of the WOW Stage team for the first time was such a great experience, and I cannot wait for Glastonbury 2014!!

From The Ransom Note website:
"Glastonbury Dance Village’s ‘WOW’ Stage traces its history back to 2008 when Dave Harvey and Tom Paine founded Team Love to programme the Igloo Tent. It was the first all-night venue in Dance Village with acts like Don Letts, Tayo and Metronomy."

Here's what Futureboogie's Dave Harvey has to say about the WOW:
"I think The Wow provides a counterbalance to the more established acts on East and West. We really try to pick up on artists who are coming up, pick them out early and get them involved – and again this year we’ve been really lucky to do so with lots of acts like Julio Bashmore, Space Dimension Controller, Lone, Floating Points, Funkineven, Fatima, Maya Jane Coles, Subb-an, Hyetal who have really come into their own in the last few months and our stage is probably the best place for them to be at the festival."

Scroll down to see more pictures, and see some work in progress shots and sketches!



Under construction on site:




The mural half painted at a secret location somewhere in Bristol, a few weeks before the festival:



Screen shot 2013-07-25 at 6.41.14 PM

Concept sketches:




Silver Hayes promo, featuring the WOW:

^^^ Spot us in this promo for Silver Hayes 2013 - look out for the big, bright party boat! ^^^

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