Glastonbury is known for its radical roots and this year politically-charged stage Left Field has pulled together a roster of speakers and artists united around different causes. Previous notable appearances have included Tony Benn, Jeremy Corbyn and Asian Dun Foundation.
The Left Field also runs many films, for example exposing the violence in Colombia. The Left Field also promotes campaigns and charities, such as No Sweat and War on Want.
The stage will be celebrating 20 years of politics and pop marking more than two decades since it was first introduced to tackle political apathy, promoting left-wing politics and trade unionism.
Billy Bragg, who programs and curates the Left Field stage, said: “So much has happened in the three years since we last gathered under the Left Field big top. We’ve pulled together an amazing roster of activists and artists determined to make sense of it all. Whether it’s radical perspectives or great music you want, come down to Left Field to recharge your activism in these challenging times.”
2022 will be the first year to see Glastonbury take place since 2019, after two consecutive cancellations due to the coronavirus crisis – both in 2020 and 2021.