Debates, comedy, music, radical ideas, songwriting sessions and plenty of audience participation… and all programmed by Billy Bragg
WHERE TO FIND IT: Right bang in the middle of the site, north of Spirit Of ’71, on the road between The Other Stage and West Holts
Glastonbury differs from all other major rock festivals in that it has an underlying ethos: To make the world a better place. At Left Field, we endeavour to give that ethos some edge by bringing together activists and artists who strive to articulate that better world through argument and song.
We begin with two daily panels where left-wingers convene to discuss and debate how to build a fairer society. Contributions from the audience are always welcome.
That’s followed by the Radical Round-Up, which pitches up-and-coming topical songwriters in with festival veterans to take turns in sharing their songs.
Our early evening comedy spot brings biting satire into the mix before we bring on the bands. Left Field has a tradition of bringing young artists together with those who have spent their careers speaking out on the issues of the day and this year is no exception.
Come down to Left Field and help us to kick out the jams!
A whole bunch of pictures from the returning pop and politics stage...
Carl Barat, Billy Bragg and Paul Heaton to headline revived stage