WaterAid and Greenpeace reveal plans for Glastonbury 2014

Change the Record and set sail for Glastonbury Festival

WaterAid and Greenpeace reveal plans for Glastonbury 2014

Photographer: Shirlaine ForrestAli Ryland on 17 June 2014

The launch of WaterAid's 'Change the Record' campaign at Glastonbury Festival next week will see 200 volunteers petitioning Glasto-goers to lend their support for women and girls across the world receive access to clean water and toilet facilities.

Access to clean water and decent toilets improves the lives of whole communities in the developing world, but nobody feels the benefit more than girls.

It's often women who shoulder the responsibility of collecting water for their families, walking an average of 10km a day and carrying water containers weighing more than 20kg – the equivalent of their own body weight for some young girls. The dangers associated with going to the toilet outside in the developing world is also a problem most acutely felt by young women, who are left vulnerable to animal attacks, violence and sexual assault.

Glastonbury Festival is a time when people find themselves a step closer to the issues facing all the millions of people without access to safe water and toilets,” says festival organiser Michael Eavis.Music can have such a positive impact around the world, so sign up to WaterAid’s petition and Change the Record this summer.

Meanwhile, green giants Greenpeace have unveiled their new seaworthy stage, an exact replica of the 'Arctic Sunrise'- the ship that was boarded a year ago by Russian police, who then arrested the thirty anti-oil drilling activists. The stage will see performances by Warpaint, Perhaps Contraption and Bipolar Sunshine.

New York Jazz Band    17:00 - 17:45
Emerging Species    12:00 - 14:00

Lyrix Organix    16:00 - 18:00
TBA    13:00 - 13:45

Too Many T's    17:00 - 17:40
The Woohoore View    13:00 - 13:45

TBA    17:00 - 17:45
Perhaps Contraption    13:00 - 13:45

Greenpeace will also takeover the Silver Hayes area on the Saturday night of the festival, with an extra cool silent disco - 'Silent Night - Dance To Save the Arctic' - in the Sonic Tent from midnight to 7am.

Arcade Fire, Metallica and Kasabian will headline Glastonbury Festival 2014, which takes place from 25-29 June on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset. Glastonbury Festival tickets for 2014 have now sold out.


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