GLASTONBURY Festival has announced the Left-Field tent line-up to celebrate its 20th year of ‘pop and politics’. 

Singer-songwriter, activist, and Left Field curator Billy Bragg, 64, said the tent will offer “radical perspectives” and “great music” to recharge the activism of its attendees. 

Artists scheduled to perform under the Left Field big top include Bragg, The Magic Numbers, Brooke Combe, Dylan John Thomas, Jamie Webster, Billy Nomates, Yard Act, The Regrettes, and Yola. 

There will also be six debates: Solidarity With Ukraine, Neurodiversity: The Fight for Human Rights, State of the Nation: Politics in Crisis, What's Next for the Climate Emergency, Defying the Cost of the Living Crisis, and Black Lives Matter and Beyond.

Politicians and other big names due to take part in the debates include Manchester mayor Andy Burnham, Coventry MP Zarah Sultana, food writer Jack Monroe, author and journalist Reni Eddo-Lodge, and nature presenter Chris Packham.

Bragg, who has curated the Left Field tent since 2010, said: “So much has happened in the three years since we last gathered under the Left Field big top and in this, our 20th year of pop and politics, we’ve pulled together an amazing roster of activists and artists determined to make sense of it all.

“Whether it’s radical perspectives or great music you want, come down to Left Field to recharge your activism in these challenging times.”

Festival founder Michael Eavis said: “The Worker’s Beer Company and myself started the Left Field tent, following our tradition of campaigning for CND (Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament) and helping the miners who were totally destroyed by Maggie (Margaret Thatcher) in the eighties.

“And before that, there was the huge surge of interest in the Green movement’s efforts to clean up our country when the eco warriors arrived here in all their glory in the seventies.

"Fortunately for us all, Billy and Juliet (Wills, Bragg's partner) have now picked up the baton.

"Their passion and integrity is what’s needed to run the Left Field tent to fight for a change and give our poorer people just half a chance to live decent, happy and worthwhile lives.”

This year's Glastonbury Festival will be held between Wednesday, June 22 and Sunday, June 26. 

In October, festival organisers confirmed that Billie Eilish will become the youngest-ever solo headliner when she takes to the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. 

Former Beatle Sir Paul McCartney will headline on the Saturday night for the second time in his career, before American rapper Kendrick Lamar brings the curtain down on the Sunday night. 

The festival has confirmed other area line-ups over the last three weeks. 

The Field of Avalon area will feature McFly, Sugababes, and The Damned, while Fatboy Slim will perform at Silver Hayes

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This year's Glasto Latino performers have also been confirmed, while comedians including Nish Kumar, Josh Widdicombe, Kerry Godliman, and Jonathan Pie will take to the stage in the Theatre and Circus Fields

Other big names confirmed on Glastonbury full line-up include Lorde, Olivia Rodrigo, Sam Fender, Noel Gallagher's High Flying Birds, and Pet Shop Boys.

For more information about the festival, visit www.somersetcountygazette.co.uk/leisure/glastonbury/