Cult classic film Human Traffic will celebrate its 25th anniversary with a takeover at this year’s Glastonbury.

The movie was a pivotal part of the Cool Cymru movement and depicted 90s rave culture when it was first released in 1999, launching the careers of actors John Simm and Danny Dyer.

Directed and written by Justin Kerrigan, the coming-of-age film will celebrate its birthday with two separate takeovers at this year’s edition of Glastonbury.

First, there will be a set at The Park’s ale pub The Cornish Arms on Saturday. From 1am to 2am, Loop Dee Loop will collaborate with Blended Artists to play a “Human Traffic set” from with a “hi-vis” dress code encouraged.

Then, Arcadia‘s new roaming The Bug stage will feature a ‘Human Traffic x Save Our Scene’ takeover, which will take place from 5.30pm – 9pm. The takeover will see DJ Boring, Sim0ne, Shosh b2b Zero, Dan Shake and Loop Dee Loop play their own sets.

The collaboration with the Save Our Scene campaign will aim to “collectively disconnect from reality, dance with friends, unified in a promise to protect the future of our night-time industry, committing to the music, these special moments, and the venues which are so important to our lives.”

Kerrigan has previously said the sequel to Human Traffic is “ready to go” in having announced the second movie in 2019.

Confirming the new sequel would be a reaction to Brexit, Kerrigan said: “It’s time to make the film. We’ve got everything scripted and ready to go. I’ve got no shortage of actors, producers, art directors, musicians and special effects people that want to work on the film.”

He continued: “The script that I’ve written I’d love to direct. I think it’s more relevant today than ever. The central themes are fear versus love, money versus love and control versus love. And it’s really all about the people coming together. And that’s why it was relevant for Brex-shit and that’s why it’s relevant now [during the pandemic].”

“…It’s just as fun and mad as the first film, but it’s set in our times. And, you know, the rave generation are mostly parents now but it’s really about recapturing the spirit of the times which brought [the characters] all together and the second film is really about how they try and come together in a completely new time.”

Though no concrete details have been released since, Danny Dyer did hint that he could reprise the role of Moff one day, tweeting that it was “one of my favourite characters ever” in 2016.

The gates to Glastonbury have just opened today, where over 200,000 festival-goers will be welcomed by a full bill of music, entertainment and much more up until the early hours of Monday morning (July 1).

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