Glastonbury Festival 2024: Sensation Seekers Stage Preview

Sensation Seekers Stage promises “a whole bag of wrong, that is oh, so right!” There’s more music on offer on Sensation Seekers than some of the other stages in the Theatre & Circus fields – though the Gateway comes close – but there’s also comedy and plenty of street performance-style acts.

Some of the acts blend genres and defy convention – as they promise: it might be wrong, but it’s so right.

The crowd at Sensation Seekers Stage. Photo: Charles Gervais, Both Hemispheres Photography.

Sensation Seekers Stage: Picks of the Weekend

Wheel of Four Tunes / Thursday from 1:00 to 2:00, Friday from 00:15 to 01:15 and Saturday from 01:50 to 02:50

The Wheel of Four Tunes at Glastonbury Festival. Photo: Charles Gervais, Both Hemispheres Photography.

It’s time to play with The Wheel of Four Tunes – part-gameshow, part-karaoke, part-madness. Every year, The Wheel of Four Tunes attracts large crowds to see the show’s hosts, dressed in spandex as Power Rangers, spin the wheel to decide the next karaoke hit – and it always gets a bit mad.

FreddieNo / Thursday from 16:20 to 16:50, Saturday from 12:30 to 13:00 and Sunday from 13:10 to 13:40

Street performer FreddieNo is Queen leadman Freddie Mercury reincarnated…sort of. Previous shows have included slapstick hijinks unfolding with FreddieNo decked out in Mercury’s trademark white trousers and suspenders.

Oh My God! It’s the Church! / Friday from 01:45 to 02:45 and Saturday from 00:15 to 01:15

Oh My God! It’s The Church! Photo: Charles Gervais, Both Hemispheres Photography

Oh My God! It’s The Church! has come to “save your filthy soul” – and to have a good time while they’re at it. Led by Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson who claims to have been Alabama State Preaching Champion in 2005 and 2010, they return to play their unique brand of ‘Rock n’ Soul.’

Read our interview with Reverend Michael Alabama Jackson from Glastonbury Festival 2023

Doreen Doreen / Thursday from 22:00 to 23:00 and Sunday from 00:50 to 01:50. Also in Circus Big Top.

Bristol’s Doreen Doreen, a 10-piece band bring their ‘fun, mayhem and frivolity’ to the Sensation Seekers Stage with mash-ups of hits you’ll know all the words to. Perfect for an evening singalong, we think – and a great way to see off the festival post-headliners on Sunday.

Old Time Sailors / Thursday from 15:00 to 16:00, Friday from 16:55 to 17:55, Saturday from 17:45 to 18:45 and Sunday from 16:30 to 17:30. Also on The Gateway and other stages across the festival.

Oh-ar, yo-ho-ho how’s about a sea shanty? Old Time Sailors is a 20-piece shanty band – they come, dressed in period gear, with guitars, banjos, fiddles, saxophones, tin whistles and more – and a host of tunes to boot. And there’s little excuse to miss them – they’re earning their keep with multiple performances across the weekend.

Dick Pulses Morning Rise / Friday from 11:45 to 12:10 and Saturday and Sunday from 12:00 to 12:25

Performer Matt Barnard brings his show Dick Pulse’s Morning Rise to the Sensation Seekers Stage, opening the programme each day from Friday to Sunday. Full disclosure – we don’t actually know what the show’s about but the name alone is enough to pique anyone’s interest. It’s probably not a phrase to Google, though.

Glastonbury Festival 2024 takes place from 26 to 30 June

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