CHILDREN'S television legend Basil Brush has been named among this year's line-up for Glastonbury Festival's Kidzfield.

Other shows, characters and performers who will take to the stage include Andy & The Odd Socks, The Wind in the Willows, Clown Zaz, DNA Theatre, Starkidz, Dan Rhodes, and The Flying Seagull Project. 

A Blue Peter Winner's Parade will also showcase the best viewer-designed eco-costumes made from recycled materials (excluding plastic bottles) that are suitable for all weather conditions. 

Glastonbury Festival co-organiser and competition judge Emily Eavis said: “The Kidzfield really is a special part of Glastonbury.

“It's a magical place for kids to explore, create and have fun, and it's where my children always want to spend their time!

“We're so pleased to be teaming up with Blue Peter for this competition.”

Somerset County Gazette: The Kidzfield Big Top at Glastonbury Festival. Picture: Paul JonesThe Kidzfield Big Top at Glastonbury Festival. Picture: Paul Jones

The area will also feature a circus, face painters, hair braiding, a pirate ship, a castle, trampolines, a petting zoo, an inflatable assault course, and a helter-skelter.

When the Kidzfield Big Top line-up was announced, a Glastonbury spokesperson said: “The legendary Kidzfield is back with an incredible line-up for children and families at this year's festival!

“Finally, we are free to gather and play in a field together.”

Glastonbury 2022 Kidzfield line-up

In 2020, Kidzfield founder Tony Cordy told the County Gazette“I had spent a lifetime looking after people at festivals - which used to be very wild - and got to the stage where I was thinking 'sort yourselves out'. 

“Then Michael (Eavis, festival founder) phoned me after the 1993 festival and said he had been looking at the aerial photographs and in the children's area, there was nothing going on, so asked if I would do something.

“It was really important to me that there was a safe, secure, inspiring place for children to be because they are the next generation - and I think that has been proven because now, as half of the entire festival is managed by people who have come through the Kidzfield.”

Stage and area line-up announcements are being made on a regular basis by festival organisers in the run-up to the event, which will take place at Worthy Farm between Wednesday, June 22 and Sunday, June 26. 

You can see the full Glastonbury Festival line-up so far HERE.

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 Saturday night for the second time in his career.

American rapper Kendrick Lamar - who released his new album Mr Morale & the Big Steppers last week - will bring the curtain down on Sunday night.