Glasto Latino

Welcome to Glasto Latino, Glastonbury’s home for the spice and fire of Latin music, dance and culture. Daytimes the tent offers dance classes in Salsa, Samba and Reggaeton, and at night you can show off your steps to world-class bands and our famous late-night Latino parties.

Also not to be missed are the daily carnivals, join in as our dancers process around the West-Holts field!

Indira Román & Aji Pa’ Ti – Wednesday and Thursday
On the Wednesday and Thursday evenings, Indira Román, Cuban singer-songwriter brings her unique tropical sound alongside her band Aji Pa’ Ti creating an explosive and irresistible experience.

Haila Y Su Orquesta – Friday
Friday night we are graced with one of the most important champions of Cuban music in the 21st century. With over 30 years of professional experience, Grammy-award winning Haila has performed worldwide, and has released 10 solo albums. Her music is featured on many film soundtracks, and she’s collaborated with both national and international artists, including Celia Cruz and Omara Portuondo of the Buena Vista Social Club.

Eliane Correa y la Evolución Orchestra – Saturday
Eliane Correa is a young multi-heritage Latina pianist, MD and composer based between London and Havana since 2009.

La Evolución is the only UK-based Cuban orchestra which is both female-led and female-fronted, and since its beginnings in 2017 it has regularly sold out the legendary Ronnie Scott’s and Pizza Express Jazz Clubs. With precise but powerful arrangements and an all-star line-up, the orchestra delivers a high-energy modern Timba (“Cuban salsa”) sound that is both authentic and unique.

Timba Británica ft Mayito Rivera – Sunday
London based 15-piece Afrocuban Salsa orchestra, led by Tristan Butler, present a tribute to one of Cuba’s most well known and successful bands of all time, Juan Formell y Los Van Van.

Joining the band direct from Havana is Los Van Van’s former lead singer, Grammy award winning Mayito Rivera. Mayito – “The Poet of the Rumba” – is on the absolute top level of singers worldwide, a giant of Cuban music, renowned for the power and atmosphere that he brings with him everywhere he goes, moving audiences as well as keeping them moving.
Mayito will be singing some of Los Van Van’s classic hits, including ‘Somos Cubanos’, ‘Timba Tumba Timba’ and ‘Que Sorpresa’.

The daily dance class programme – one-hour classes, completely suitable for total beginners – this year includes our very own resident party animal, “La Tempesta” Nigel May – also inviting you to get down and dirty with reggaetón; Eglis “Pilo” Cerguero from Havana, Cuba, and his partner Ilaria, who have been getting Bristol’s feet shifting for a decade; and nationally renowned Nicolai V – his smooth and suave teaching style will turn you into a dancer without you even noticing! This year for the first time Glasto Latino is also introducing Samba classes, with Brazilian top teacher Ale Jansen, bringing the spirit of carnival to get you ready to PARTY!

Fancy a fiesta? Follow the feathers and sparkles to join in our daily Carnivals around the West Holts field

There’s nothing like it anywhere in the UK, let alone on the festival site: come and pay us a visit – you may want to stay all weekend!

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