CARHENGE will return to Glastonbury Festival this summer.

Organisers have confirmed the huge art installation is under construction in the William's Green field at Worthy Farm in Pilton.

A version of Carhenge first appeared at Glastonbury Festival in 1987 before a new and “complete” version was built in 2023.

Somerset County Gazette: Carhenge is under construction at Worthy Farm.Carhenge is under construction at Worthy Farm. (Image: Newsquest)

Both were designed by underground artist Joe Rush, who was first inspired to create Carhenge after he was stopped from entering a free festival at Stonehenge in Wiltshire.

Carhenge contains 24 vintage vehicles and last year was dedicated to the memories of author Quentin Crisp, rock n' roll guitarist Chuck Berry, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood and sax player Nick Turner.

Somerset County Gazette: The installation is made of 24 vintage cars.The installation is made of 24 vintage cars. (Image: Matt Cardy/PA Wire)

A Glastonbury spokesperson said: “Glastonbury’s own henge is back for 2024.

“Created from 24 mutated iconic vintage cars erected in William’s Green, Carhenge is a monumental immersive installation by visionary underground artist Joe Rush.

“Carhenge will be brought to life through a hypnotic show of lights from designer Ed Warren, and the chaotic sounds of Fulu Miziki, or ‘music from the garbage’ in lingala.

“From the centre of the henge these ‘African Mutoids’ from Kinshasa, dressed in scrap, fusing music, art, dance and fashion, will perform and play their afrofuturist beats with percussion instruments made of trash.

“Echoing the night long drumming sessions of the original 1987 Carhenge, percussionists Joe Bucket and Katanga Sound will be adding their own flavour to the circle, along with daily processions from the Notting Hill Carnival crew.

“The percussion frenzy will come to a head on Saturday night when all the acts join together for an epic drumming jam.

“When the drums stop, a series of audio ‘soundscapes’ will accompany Carhenge, each journeying deep into the subversive spirit of the characters represented in the circle, with music, sounds and spoken word.”

In 2022, Rush built a 40-foot tall Burning Lotus sculpture at The Park area of the festival, which attendees could place letters into before it was set on fire.