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Pyramid Stage

Open Air/Covered
Open Air
Debuted
Years Active
Formerly
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Performed Here
Performances
Capacity
120,000
Opening Hours
11:00 – 23:45


The Pyramid Stage is the most instantly recognisable festival stage in the world. Rising from the site of a blind spring close to the Glastonbury Abbey/Stonehenge ley line, it is now in its third incarnation. —  Glastonbury Festival


More Stats

Height
30
metres
Area
1,600
metres²
Weight
40
tonnes
Tubing Length
4
kilometres

Timeline

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1971

  • First version built

    Conceived by Bill Harkin, the stage was a one-tenth replica of the Great Pyramid of Giza. It's built using Kwikstage scaffolding and 300 sheets of expanded metal.

1978

1981

  • Second permanent version built

    Constructed from telegraph poles and metal sheeting from the Ministry of Defence.

1994

2000

  • Third and current version built

    Designed by Bill Burroughs, now four times the size of the original.







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