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Glade Organisers Seek A New Site For 2009 & Beyond! Festival 16th - 19th July 2009

Reported by Ben Stroud on December 3, 2008

After 5 years in the  glorious woodland that is the Wasing Estate in Berkshire, the organisers  of the Glade festival are currently scouring the country  to find a new home for 2009's event and beyond.

Due to restrictions  set by Berkshire Council the Glade have chosen to look for a new and  equally lovely site which will allow them to crank it up properly as,  let's face it, a 3 day celebration of electronic music and culture needs  to be loud!

The date for next year's Glade festival is  Thursday 16th - Sunday 19th July 2009. So far the organisers have  viewed several sites nationwide and are drawing up a short list of  suitable locations. Their main objective is to find a space that is as  appealing as Wasing Estate, with great transport links, less restrictions  on noise, and of course, be able to accommodate those July  dates!

"Wasing has been a great home for us for our first five  years, but as part of the natural evolution of Glade we have decided to  find another beautiful bit of England, in particular somewhere where we  can run it later on all nights including Sunday and make some proper  noise!" Nick Ladd, Glade Festival

In addition  to a new site, the Glade will be introducing some stomping new  areas for 2009 which will be revealed at a later date. Line-up  confirmations will also be announced early next year. Fear not, as  favourites such as Overkill, Origin and the Breaks Tent will continue to remain as part of the Glade... That's all we're saying for now!

Another element of the  Glade that will remain the same is the ticket price. In a move to help the  recession blues tickets are on sale now for a very reasonable £125 (which  is the same as last year). The Glade is also running a Student Initiative  for a limited period only where students can buy tickets for a mere £99  from now until 31st January 2009. All tickets are exclusively available  from G Tickets: Free on-site camping is included in the  price. Camper & caravan tickets cost an additional £45.

The Glade won Best Dance Festival at this year's UK  Festival Awards and is a 10,000 capacity event, visited by dance  music and free spirited aficionados from around the world. The Glade is  known as one of Europe's best underground electronic festivals and will  celebrate its 6th birthday in 2009 after starting life as part of  Glastonbury festival (of which it is still a part  of).

The Glade Festival 2009
Thursday 16th -  Sunday 19th July 2009
Tickets: £125 + £7 bf from
Children / Teenagers: Under 12's free if accompanied  with an adult. 13 - 15 year olds are allowed but must be accompanied by an  adult - tickets cost £125 + bf.
Location: TBC
Capacity:  10,000
Entrance: gates open midday Thursday 16th July
Hours:  Thursday midday - late | Friday midday - 4am | Saturday midday - 6am |  Sunday midday - midnight [subject to licensing] Bars will be open 24 hours  a day.