Tony Benn to return to Glastonbury

Veteran campaigner will take to the Left Field

Tony Benn to return to Glastonbury

19 June 2008

Benn, possibly the oldest performer at this years Glastonbury Festival, has been treading the boards at the union-organised Left Field since it kicked off in 2002.

This year he will be sharing Glastonbury's "third stage" stage with the likes of the Levellers, Alabama 3, The Rascals, British Sea Power and Billy Bragg.

Tony Benn will on the Left Field at 1pm on the Sunday afternoon for what has now become a fixture in the Glastonbury programme. It regularly sees 5000 people jammed into the tent to soak up the message of peace, love and understanding.

Benn said: "When people ask me if another world is possible, I say "of course it is", and if you don't believe me come and join with the 5000 people at Glastonbury's Left Field on the Sunday lunchtime who are crying out for peace, freedom and social justice."

Geoff Martin, Left Field Director, said: "Tony Benn has a connection with the Glastonbury crowd that is based on a mutual respect that the vast majority of politicians would give their right arm for. We are delighted he's coming back to give it another blast and we know that we'll be jammed full with people who do care about the future of our planet."

Glastonbury Festival takes place at Worthy Farm, Pilton, Somerset, from 27-29 June. More details, including the full line up, HERE.

You can still buy tickets and no longer need to register. Visit the official site HERE.


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