Picture of the John Peel Stage after Mumford & Sons in 2010, by Steve Whittenbury
This stage entered the world with the name The New Bands Tent aka New Bands, which was confusing for some as it was the tent that was new and not the bands. The one person who was not confused about this though was John Peel who reportedly enjoyed its mix of new names and old names. For this reason when the Festival's dear friend departed this world in 2004 it was universally decided to honour the festival by using his name for this stage.
Because it's in a tent, you can get an amazing atmosphere in there. Hot, sweaty and jump about-y.