Music is an incredible thing. It can raise your spirits like nothing else. It can unite you with a crowd of complete strangers. And with Oxfam, it can lift lives for good.

Whether it’s by digging wells, training farmers or rebuilding schools, the cash we raise through music gives the world’s poorest people the lift they need to transform their lives. And this year, at Glasto, we’re taking the power of music to a whole new level.

We’re turning the spotlight on one of the biggest challenges we face in overcoming poverty – inequality.

Right now, the 85 richest people in the world own the same amount of wealth as the poorest half of the world’s population. At the same time, almost a billion people are going hungry and nearly 800 million people don’t have clean water to drink. That’s why we’re asking you to make a song and dance about poverty – literally – to demand political leaders close the gap between rich and poor once and for all.

Throughout the summer, we’ll ask festival goers to help make a record and show how much the nation cares about inequality. You can sing on the track. You can dance in the music video. And we’ll use the final track to ensure leaders listen and act.

You can get involved at the Oxfam Tent by the Pyramid Stage, or look out for our talent scouts around the site.

Of course that’s not all we’re up to. As well as providing stewards to help you find your way around, we also have our fabulous Festival Shop, stocking everything from vintage frocks to winter woollies.

We look forward to seeing you there – it’s going to be amazing. Until then, you can find us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.


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