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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Earlier today, David Beckham joined Michael Eavis (and grandsons) to officially open the new tranche of social housing in Pilton village. ... See MoreSee Less

Earlier today, David Beckham joined Michael Eavis (and grandsons) to officially open the new tranche of social housing in Pilton village.

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Comme j'aimerais y etre!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Rosie McGeorge have you found him yet ?

And he looks BANGIN!!!!!!!!

David Booth Becks

Kathryn Johnson😘

Busy bloke! He was at the tennis today too.

More housing for more young people to afford to live in the village 😀

👍👍

Recognise those slabs Paul Fuzz Forster Chad Cardale

Still after that Knighthood I see David

Michael Eavis is probably responsible for the lack of housing after all the old hippies decided to move to Glastonbury 😂 but good on him for these 😁

social housing, put my name on the list please.

OMG !!! Beckham in Glasto ....😍

I thought I saw him earlier!

Rebecca another reason I should be there 😭🙈

Emily Glenski this be why he was passing through Chippenham. X

Kimberley Stewart

Melissa Barber Joanne Howe do we think we can get David Beckham to come and open one of Knightstone's affordable developments? I'm sure he'll be happy to swing by Poppy Court as he's in the area!

Social housing in Pilton Village?!! Ffs

Glen

Mel Davies xxx

Omg why was I not there DB may have actually passed me today- he could have been in cheddar breathing distance from me😍😍😍😍

Think they are putting the Somalans in them as they need larger homes !

I'll do a flat swap for my Flat in hove, miss sommerset since i left Hazeldene in west pennard 1996 !!!

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This year's official Glastonbury Free Press art posters are looking pretty amazing - you can buy them from the Free Press tent in Theatre&Circus (where you can also see our vintage Heidelberg press) ... See MoreSee Less

This years official Glastonbury Free Press art posters are looking pretty amazing - you can buy them from the Free Press tent in Theatre&Circus (where you can also see our vintage Heidelberg press)

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I would sell my soul if i had one just to see the top row 😓

Dave Middleton

Hello, do you have any from 2015 anywhere..? I got engaged at Glasto that year and would like to buy one to frame as a momento.

Steve Cusdin check these out! They are printed on this huge 1920s printing press! Pretty cool

Siobhan Cargill this is what I was on about x

Charlene Victoria Bussey

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JESSE JAMES

John Abraham

Buy me one yak or a bag 😂 Naomi Hall x

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