The line-up for the popular 'pop and politics' tent known as Leftfield has been announced for next month's Glastonbury Festival.
The stage's curator Billy Bragg announced this year's line-up saying, "The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has galvanised a new generation of activists and this year at Left Field we aim to give them a platform to discuss issues around social justice, the economy, gender and the possibilities for genuine change under a Corbyn government.
"With the results of the referendum on our membership of the European Union due to be declared during the festival, we’ll be trying to make sense of what the outcome means for Britain and its people. Whether we vote to leave or remain, the issue of how we respond to those who come to our continent seeking asylum will not go away and we’ll be addressing the issue of our responsibilities to those who come seeking our help.
"And for the first time, Left Field will be hosting a panel of young speakers from the Green Kids Field who will be coming down to tell us about the things that are important to them.
"We’ve got great live music from bands with something to say, comedians who pull no punches and our ever popular Radical Round Up, which draws in singer-songwriters who want to change the world. So come down and spend an hour or two under our big top tent and recharge your activism."
Ticket holders for this summer's Glastonbury Festival are reminded to take part in their future by making sure they apply for an EU Referendum postal or proxy vote. You will find links to the form to postal vote here and proxy voting here. For more information (see the news page here).
Billy Bragg, will be joined by acts with an activist edge including Rhoda Dakar, Tom Robinson, The King Blues, The Selecter, The Membranes, Ferocious Dog, Lewis and Leigh, Will Varley, Stick in the Wheel, Man & The Echo, Lande Hekt (Muncie Girls), Kimberley Anne, Beans on Toast, Kate Whittaker, Grace Petrie, and Rory McLeod, in the tent located in Holts Field.
As well as the musical line-up the tent will also play host to a Comedy Spot with Jeremy Hardy, Francesca Martinez, and another to be announced, Bill's Big Radical Round-up, and debates on important issues such as Immigration: A World Without Borders, Is Feminism for Everybody?, #EUREF: What now for Europe & Britain?, Junior Doctors, Unite & Strike!, Post Capitalism for an Equal Society. with guests including leader of the Labour Party Jeremy Corbyn.
The tent returns with the same programme format as last year, kicking off around midday with a couple of debates running until 3pm then from 4pm there will be three or four artists collaborating with one another in a hootenanny, sitting on stage together swapping songs and playing along with each other, then from 6pm the bands take to the stage.
The announced line-up is as follows:
Friday 24th June
Man + The Echo
Comedy Spot: Jeremy Hardy
Bill's Big Round-up with Lande Hekt (Muncid Girls), Kimberley Anne, and Beans On Toast
Debate: Immigration: A World Without Borders with Antonia Bright, Clive Lewis MP, Nimco Ali, Reni Eddo-Lodge & John Harris (chair)
Debate: Is Feminism for Everybody? with Cat Smith MP, Jade Thomas, Munroe Bergdorf, Sue Marsh & Aisha Gani (chair)
Saturday 25th June
Tom Robinson and Band
The King Blues
Comedy Spot: Francesca Martinez
Bill's Big Round-up with Lewis + Leigh, Will Varley
Debate: #EUREF: What now for Europe & Britain? with Dr. Faiza Shaheen, John McDonnell MP, Neal Lawson, Molly Scott Cato & John Harris
Debate: Junior Doctors, Unite & Strike! with Dr Aislinn Macklin-Doherty, Dr Roshana Mehdian, Mark Serwotka, Mhairi Black MP, Polly Toynbee & John Harris (chair)
Sunday 26th June
Stick In The Wheel
Comedy Spot: TBA
Bill's Big Round-up with Kate Whittaker, Grace Petrie, Rory McLeod
Debate: In Conversation with Jeremy Corbyn, leader of the Labour Party & John Harris (chair)
Debate: Post Capitalism for an Equal Society with Amina Gichinga, Nick Srnicek, Paul Mason, Zoe Williams & John Harris (chair)
Tickets for Glastonbury Festival have sold out. This year's full line-up is yet to be announced.
The Friday headliners are Muse, Adele tops the bill on Saturday and Coldplay on Sunday, plus PJ Harvey, Jeff Lynne's Electric Light Orchestra, Art Garfunkel, Cyndi Lauper, Earth, Wind & Fire, The Last Shadow Puppets, Sigur Ros, Ronnie Spector, Ellie Goulding, Explosions In The Sky, Foals, Beck, LCD Soundsystem, ZZ Top, Disclosure, New Order, Skepta, The 1975, Grimes, Annie Mac, Syrian National Orchestra for Arabic Music, Underworld, James Blake, Chvrches, Savages, Floating Points, Laura Mvula, Stormzy, Daughter, Little Simz, Vince Staples, John Grant, Band of Horses, Jess Glynne, Carl Cox, Nao, Fatboy Slim, Bring Me The Horizon, Richard Hawley, The Lumineers, Lady Leshurr, Rokia Traore, Guy Garvey, Kamasi Washington, Jack Garratt, AlunaGeorge, Hinds, Ezra Furman, M83, Kurt Vile (solo), Mercury Rev, Gregory Porter, Madness, Wolf Alice, Baaba Maal, Ernest Ranglin, Bastille, Roisin Murphy, Santigold, Years And Years, Dua Lipa, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Bat For Lashes, Protoje, Two Door Cinema Club, Jake Bugg, Mac DeMarco, St Etienne, Blossoms, Of Monsters and Men, and Lapsley.. Plus the entrants for the Emerging Talent competition Bossy Love, Early Ghost, Gillbanks, Hattie Whitehead, Henry Green, Lady Sanity, Marcus McCoan, and She Drew The Gun.
Expect something like 2,000 performances at over 100 venues including music, cabaret, theatre, circus, a fantastic Kidz area, poetry, green crafts and information, site art, decor, and loads, loads more ... much more than just the music, so make sure you check it all out!
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