Former Bay City Roller Eric Faulkner will perform a solo set to open a session with veteran Labour politician Tony Benn on sunday afternoon at this year's Glastonbury Festival under the banner "Another World is Possible".
Benn's Sunday sessions have become a popualar fixture in recent years at the festival, which returns to Worthy Farm, Pilton, on June 22-24 this year.
Eric Faulkner comes from a solid trade union background and his dad was a shop steward for the GMB union. He will be playing songs from the trade union movement with a few Rollers numbers thrown in before Benn takes to the stage for his traditional sunday session in front of a packed house of 5000 at the Left Field.
The Left Field stage is promoted by the Battersea and Wandsworth TUC who own the Workers Beer Company. It has grown from a beer tent to the biggest covered stage on the Glastonbury site with a capacity of 5000. The promoters are promising a stunning international line up this year is support of the global fight for economic and social justice.
Geoff Martin, Left Field's Director, said: "Eric Faulkner is a top bloke and dead proud of his union roots and he was blown away when we suggested he open for Tony Benn at Glastonbury.
It's been suggested that there's a touch of Life on Mars about this connection – Eric was a teenage star in the 70's when Tony Benn was a Labour Minister.
One thing's for sure – they'll have a packed house at this years Glastonbury under the banner "Another World is Possible".
Tickets for Glastonbury are currently sold out, but a limited number of returned tickets will go back on-sale on Sunday April 22. These tickets will only be sold through the telephone ticket sales line – 0870 165 2007 – (International Sales +44 115 993 4183).