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, "This year at Left Field, our agenda has been set by the Tories. No, we’re not turning into Right Field, we’re simply responding to the challenges that people will face under the new administration.
"We’ll be discussing worker’s rights with Mark Serwotka from PCS and GMB organiser Elly Baker. Representatives from SYRIZA and Podemos will be joined by Cat Boyd from Scotland’s Radical Independence Campaign to discuss the rise of radical movements across Europe.
"Reni Eddo-Lodge will chair our Feminism without Borders discussion while Jasmine Stone from the Focus E15 housing campaign will take part in a debate about the new frontiers in politics, on a panel which will also include anti-fracking and TTIP activists. We round it all off with a discussion about how to begin the fight-back against the new Tory government on a panel that will include Labour’s Ken Livingstone and Scottish commentator Pat Kane.
"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. And for the first time, the Sunday Assembly will be bringing their atheistic Sunday morning sing-along to Left Field.
"We all need to recharge our activism this year, so come on down and join the debate about the way forward. The fight-back starts here!"
Billy Bragg, will be joined by acts with an activist edge including Billy Bragg, Enter Shikari, Buzzcocks, Thea Gilmore, Akala, Sam Duckworth & The Brackets, Martha, Thee Faction, 47soul, Steve Drewett, Lisa O'Neill, Frank Turner, Naomi Bedford, and Grace Petrie 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 Phill Jupitus, Shappi Khorsandi, and Steve Gribbin, Bill's Big Radical Round-up, and debates on important issues such as Venceremos!Thre New Radical Movements
Feminism Without Borders; The 3 Constitutional Crises - UE, UK, & Fair Votes For All; Organise! Workers Rights; New Frontiers: Fracking, TTIP, Housing Rights; and 2015 WTF? Trying To Make Sense Of It All.
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 26th June
Comedy Spot: Phill Jupitus
Bill's Big Round-up with Steve Drewett, & Lisa O'Neill
Debate: Organise! Workers Rights with Mark Serwotka (PCS) and Elly Baker (GMB).
Debate: Venceremos!Thre New Radical Movements with representatives from SYRIZA and Podemos, and Cat Boyd (Scotland’s Radical Independence Campaign).
Saturday 27th June
Comedy Spot with Shappi Khorsandi
Bill's Big Round-up with Frank Turner and 'The Road Beneath My Feet'
Debate: New Frontiers: Fracking, TTIP, Housing Rights with Jasmine Stone (Focus E15)
Debate: Feminism Without Borders chaired by Reni Eddo-Lodge
Sunday 28th June
Sam Duckworth & The Brackets
Comedy Spot with Steve Gribbin
Bill's Big Round-up with Naomi Bedford, and Grace Petrie
Debate: 2015 WTF? Trying To Make Sense Of It All with Ken Livingstone and Pat Kane.
Debate: The 3 Constitutional Crises - UE, UK, & Fair Votes For All
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This year's Friday headliner is Foo Fighters, on Saturday it will be Kanye West, and closing Sunday night are The Who.
For the acts confirmed, rumours, day and stage splits as available, see the Glastonbury 2015 line-up page.
The line-up is vast but here's a few of the other names who will be appearing over the five days - Lionel Richie in the teatime legends slot, Patti Smith & her band, Rudimental, Deadmau5, Paul Weller, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Suede, The Chemical Brothers (live), Belle & Sebastian, Clean Bandit, Jungle, Jamie XX, Gregory Porter, Super Furry Animals, Jon Hopkins, Sharon Van Etten, Kate Tempest, Wolf Alice, Perfume Genius, Hozier, Father John Misty, Courtney Barnett, Fat White Family, La Roux, Death Cab For Cutie, Kasai Allstars, FFS (Franz Ferdinand & Sparks), Modestep, Circa Waves, Peace, Young Fathers, The Moody Blues, Florence + The Machine, Pharrell Williams, Alt-J, Motorhead, Mary J Blige, Alabama Shakes, Paloma Faith, The Waterboys, The Fall, George Ezra, Cerrone, Robert Hood, Sven von Thulen, Phuture, Awesome Tapes From Africa, Prosumer, Mr G, Erol Alkan, Mark E, Joe Claussell, Honey Dijon, DJ Pierre, Point G, Andy Butler, DJ Pierre, Dungeon Meat, Greg Belson, Horse Meat Disco, Tama Sumo, Gideon, Eats Everything, Jah Shaka, Loefah, Youngsta, Fabio, Flight, Marcus Intalex, Mella Dee, Chronixx, Mavis Staples, FKA Twigs, Caribou, Goat, Future Islands, Run the Jewels, Hot Chip, Flying Lotus, Azealia Banks, Todd Terje, Ryan Adams, Spiritualized, Roy Ayers, The Mothership Returns: George Clinton, Parliament, Funkadelic & The Family Stone, Jamie T, Ben Howard, Mark Ronson, Ibeyi, Rae Morris, Enter Shikari, Lianne La Havas, Jessie Ware, Death From Above 1979, Years And Years, Sleaford Mods, Charli XCX, The Pop Group, Catfish & The Bottlemen, Ella Eyre, Hozier, Declan McKenna, Shields, K.O.G & the Zongo Brigade, MoD, Princess Slayer, Lucy Kitchen, Isaac Lee-Kronick, and Jakl.
Many, more acts are expected to be confirmed between now and the full announcement, and eFestivals will bring you the news of who has been confirmed to appear then.
This year's sold out Glastonbury Festival runs for five full days from Wednesday 24th until Sunday 28th June 2015 across over a 1,000 acres of beautiful countryside at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset.
As ever, entry includes a free programme. Once again, the Festival will be raising more than £2 million in funds for Oxfam, Wateraid, Greenpeace and and hundreds of other worthy causes, both local and international.
The full complete line-up will not be announced until next month. 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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