Glastonbury Festival 2024: Stonehenge sculpture made of vintage cars to return


A sculpture of stonehenge made from 24 vintage cars will be making a triumphant return to Glastonbury Festival this year. 'Carhenge', which was first built in 1987, will be accompanied by an "hypnotic show of lights" and music.

The sculpture, long seen as a symbol of punk, will set the stage for performances from Afro-futurist band Fulu Miziki. Fulu Miziki, which means 'music from the garbage', often play instruments made from recycled everyday items such as flipflops and computer casings.

A spokesperson for Glastonbury Festival said: "Carhenge, will be brought to life through a hypnotic show of lights from designer Ed Warren, and the chaotic sounds of Fulu Miziki or “music from the garbage” in Lingala [a Bantu language]. From the centre of the henge these “African Mutoids” from Kinshasa, dressed in scrap, fusing music, art, dance and fashion, will perform and play their afrofuturist beats with percussion instruments made of trash."

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They continued: "Echoing the night long drumming sessions of the original 1987 Carhenge, percussionists Joe Bucket and Katanga Sound will be adding their own flavour to the circle, along with daily processions from the Notting Hill Carnival crew. The percussion frenzy will come to a head on Saturday night when all the acts join together for an epic drumming jam.

"When the drums stop, a series of audio ‘soundscapes’ will accompany Carhenge each journeying deep into the subversive spirit of the characters represented in the circle, with music, sounds and spoken word."

Carhenge was built by Joe Rush, founder of punk performance art group Mutoid Waste Company.

Glastonbury Festival begins on Wednesday, June 26 and ends on Sunday, June 30. The BBC will be covering the festival throughout June and into July.

Fulu Miziki's album is out now.