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Martin Guttridge-Hewitt
30 May 2024, 14:06

Win a DJ set at Glastonbury through Sports Banger key workers competition

The successful selector will share the bill with Ewan McVicar, Denham Audio, Hannah Holland, Chunky, Klose One, Tasha and more

Sports Banger Shangri La Opening Ceremony DJ Competition Glastonbury

Sports Banger has launched a DJ competition open to key workers, who can win a set at Glastonbury. 

Nurses, teachers, young carers, junior doctors, food bank volunteers and more are invited to submit a recorded mix to [email protected] and "a few words" about themselves. Anyone interested in participating has until 7th June to get involved.

The successful selector will then join the likes of Ewan McVicar, Denham Audio, Hannah Holland, Chunky, Klose One and Tasha at the Sports Banger Opening Ceremony, which launches Glastonbury's Shangri La area for this year's festival on Thursday 27th June. 

Last month, Shangri-La announced its full 2024 line-up, featuring the festival’s first-ever dedicated South Asian space, Arrivals, which will be programmed, designed and built by an entirely South Asian team, as a collaboration between Dialled In, Going South and Daytimers

"Here we go again," a message from Sports Banger read. "Third year running we're back to kick off the Shangri-la area with the Opening Ceremony. We like to share our stage with the ravers and workers that make the raves what they are.

"If u think you are eligible & can mix in front of 6,000 people - send us a mix," it continued. "Last year striking teacher DJ Deaders got the news she won whilst teaching her year 4 class the importance of the River Nile. She joined us on stage and smashed the Mega Rave with a banging house set."

In 2023, Sports Banger published a new book celebrating its 10th anniversary. Lifestyles of the Poor, Rich & Famous tells the story of how the London-based event, fashion and activist collective grew from a t-shirt operation to a multifaceted organisation responsible for art exhibitions, catwalk shows, the Heras record label, countless legal and illegal raves.