Tony Benn to return to Glastonbury
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19 June 2008
Veteran socialist and campaigner Tony Benn will be back at Glastonbury Festival's Left Field this year to rally the Sunday
afternoon crowds on the theme "Another World is Possible".
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
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.
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