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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Lee Cartwright Chris Sharp Steve Roberts I don't recognise one name, sure you do though.

Antony Davies

Amanda Taylor

Alex Donnelly

Connor McElhinney arts house party party party

David Coull

Owen Jennings Paddy Crowley Dexter Robinson

Lance Xavier Holden !!!!! xxx

Steve Woodward Craig 'doug' Anderson

Jane Symonds - Fatboy Slim and many others. Can see me spending a lot of time there 🙂

Ashley Lee

Aaron Townsend

Josh Sheasby

Huw Colbeck Dave Cross Jamie Jones, Kolsch, Seth Troxler 🙂

Jacqui Fieldgate, Simon Ellis, Julie Ellis

Adam Gonthier

Eloise Barry Josie Wade 😱

Kirsty-Anne Jackson Mr Skinner for you!

Arthur Davey

incredible

Brendon Joy Jaime Rangi

Sarah Ryall!!

Jacob Smith

Beth Gilligan Kelsie Leonard Vincent Gillan

Grace Thompson (princess Nokia) Mel Geeves I can't be effed reading this 😳

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After an amazing night of music in Pilton, our 2017 Emerging Talent Competition winner is the incredible Josh Barry. The two runners-up are Flohio and Young Yizzy. And Michael Eavis announced that all eight acts will get a slot at this years Festival.

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Josh Barry!? Why didn't you tell us you were up for this? X

Congratulations Josh

Jon Cox I think you called it early doors? 🙂

Amazing. Mr eavis! made all thier dreams come true.

Well done Josh!!!

Best ETC ever!

So brilliant I so knew ud do it!!!!! Love u lots!!!!! Xxxxxxxxx

Congrats Nicholas Harrison, see you down there x

Well done josh!!

You must be very proud Lesley.

Wahoooo. Well done Josh! X

Amazing!! Well done Josh 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

Alice Tindal Genevieve Baker we should have gone to see this! Probs would have had better people!!!

Wicked xx

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‪Its time for the Pyramid to get dressed... ‬

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Dom Marshall

Caz Miqui Onestop Wood & Sharon Louise Edwards, excited much? Xx

Bloody love that stage

Next year :3

Couldnt get a ticket, had to do Leeds Festival instead this year !

Best stage in the world.

Natalia Bloch Debbie Jordan Jade Quinn

Grace Cope 🐥

Polo Vldr

GLASTONBERRY! #2K17 team

Eeeeek Patsy Cavanagh xx

Jacob Lotte

Aimée Gibbons 😎

Lisa Hartley Bilal Khan Daisy Clark Phil Stratford Kate Hawke Katie Rayner look, grass! What did I promise?! ☀️🌻

Kausar Ali

Radiohead

Ansome

Stephen Gregg Simon Hogue 😁😁😁😁😁

Ashleigh Taynton Chelsey Taynton

Ian Curtis,Giles Stacey,Yasmin Braund getting exciting now!!😀

Libby-Jo Parker😱

Rob Jenkins

Khalil Gibran

Oh Gemma!!!!!!!

Lee Toublic 😬😬😬

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