Don’t miss Left Field this year!

Glastonbury has always been about more than just the music, so in many ways the Left Field stage is a microcosm of the whole festival – blending politics, comedy and film with some of the best offerings from bands spanning several generations. With this in mind, VF is proud to be working so closely with the stage, having the privilege to book the Friday night bands for the second year running.

So VF’s top tip for a complete Glastonbury (if you are lucky enough to have tickets) is to make at least one visit to the Left Field stage every day. The huge variety of stuff on offer means that it will never be the same experience twice. You could find yourself rocking out with Babyshambles, chatting with Tony Benn, giggling at Mark Steel being enthralled by British Sea Power or painting your pregnant body with the Birth Day Trust.

Left Field is about blending fun with serious global issues however. For instance the Refugee Council will be taking the stage on Saturday at 19:51 (to match the year of the signing of the UN Refugee Convention) – said Maeve Sherlock, Chief Executive of the Refugee Council, “We are all fed up with the myths and lies peddled about asylum seekers and refugees, and now it’s time to fight back.  We need facts and figures about asylum, not scare stories.  And we couldn’t have hoped for a better place to launch our campaign than in the Left Field at Glastonbury.  The spirit of the festival, plus the feistiness of the Left Field, combine to make for a brilliant weekend where people will be able to stand up and show their support for refugees. Asylum is a human right we should be proud to uphold.”

The solidarity of Glastonbury is echoed in the joint sponsorship of Left Field, which is supported by Unison, Amicus and the Co-Op and which is organised and produced by Battersea and Wandsworth TUC. As Left Field supremo Geoff Martin says, “There’s nothing else like the Left Field in the labour and trade union movement calendar and I am proud as punch to have worked alongside a fantastic team of supporters and volunteers to develop it over the past four years into what it is today.”

So whether you fancy a Cuban fiesta with rum cocktails flowing on Friday afternoon, the best of new music playing out in the evening, the spirit of Rock Against Racism being rekindled on Saturday night or the alt.country sounds of Steve Earle and our very own cultural attach� Billy Bragg followed by last year’s hit headliners Neck winding things up on Sunday, Left Field has something for you.

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As just announced by Emily Eavis on Lauren Laverne's new BBC 6 Music breakfast show, the incredible Janelle Monáe will headline the West Holts stage at #Glastonbury2019 ... See MoreSee Less

As just announced by Emily Eavis on Lauren Lavernes new BBC 6 Music breakfast show, the incredible Janelle Monáe will headline the West Holts stage at #Glastonbury2019

 

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🤗🤗 she’s amazing https://youtu.be/wBeAwmow1eA

Natasha Lal sorry to be dramatic but considering giving my tickets back in April.. SEE YA

Kind of glad I didn’t get tickets now. Roll on Foo Fighters at Reading Festival 💪🏼😆🤘🏼😋

Another amazing, forward thinking booking that will hopefully get more gammons and mainstream rock bores to fuck off to Reading. Keep up the good work 👌

Dirty Computer was my album of 2018; AMAZING! 🙌🙌

Well there's one positive, at least the announcements so far have given me some definite nos on the clashfinder.

She’s played before and was decent from memory, think she was on after Big Boi in 2011ish? So people saying ‘who’ and ‘downward spiral’ are a good few years late, no?

Never heard of her the downward spiral started with Kanye West!

“Who” like none of you have google! Stfu 😂

I have never heard of her but I love going to festivals to find new music! Can't wait!

A look on YouTube will tell you everything you need to know. Sounds the same as every other artist in her genre. Et Al Beyonce arriane grande ( if that's how you spell it.) Basically modern R&B shite. But there's dozens of stages to choose from she is easily avoided.

Incredible indeed...😡😡... how about some good music glastonbury???

You have made my day! Now all you need is Lizzo to play before her and the night will be (black girl) magic!

Who! Me too! Who is she! Emily Eavis is killing this festival off... Just stay in the naughty corner... the stages seem to have had the fallout from V festival rubbish!

Rob Di Marzo Briar Hirst Nerida Holland not sure I know her, but I just had a listen to one of her songs and I'm digging her Prince vibe

....Who....? What’s happening to today’s Music...? X

Another great choice, she’s not to my taste but she’s perfect for the festival 👍

Shouldnt a headliner be an artist that everyone knows and has done great things for music.. ive never heard of her and ive checked out some of her crap on u tube and im not at all impressed.

Still the greatest Glasto performance I've ever seen. Guess there's no accounting for taste when it comes to some of you... https://youtu.be/KlRnQ2nj2gk

She's awesome!

Absolutely delighted.

I don't know who she is but hey, great!

I didn't manage to get tickets sadly but would have liked to see her. Nice BBC Radio 6 is getting a mention, great radio station

Were fleetwood mac and Led Zep not available again? 😂

A great choice, well done Glasto, West Holts has a winner there!

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We’re pleased to report that following the 2017 Festival, we were able to distribute more than £3 million to good causes for the first time www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/glastonbury-festival-2017-gave-over-3m-to-good-causes/ ... See MoreSee Less

We’re pleased to report that following the 2017 Festival, we were able to distribute more than £3 million to good causes for the first time https://www.glastonburyfestivals.co.uk/glastonbury-festival-2017-gave-over-3m-to-good-causes/

 

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Well done Glastonbury! 3 million quid given to charities from just one festival! Instead of being designed to take as much money off you as possible, just imagine how many peoples lives could also be changed if all other uk festivals shared the same ethos as Glastonbury. 👍😊

And this is another reason why Glastonbury is the best place on earth.

Amazing work Glastonbury Festival (official) 😍

Elisa Laffi warm hearts always!

Excellent 🙂

Top news!

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Amazing

Fantastic!

And this is (part of) why we love you.

Truly fantastic!

Love you xxxxxx

Best place on earth ❤️

When’s resale for tickets?

Sebastián aquí tienes q ir pa’ vacations

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