Billy Bragg at Glastonbury: ‘Michael Eavis asked me back because of the Tory government’ – video

'Organised compassion is the message,' Bragg explains

Billy Bragg has said he thinks Michael Eavis invited him to curate the Left Field stage at Glastonbury this year because of the change in UK government.

Bragg explained his involvement with Left Field – where he also played on Saturday evening – in a video interview with NME, which you can watch on the right now.

“When Michael Eavis invited me to bring the Left Field back to Glastonbury, he did so because he realised there was a possibility we would have a Conservative government by now, and he’s proved to be more or less right,” Bragg said.

He added: “Socialism is really nothing more than just organised compassion, that was the message we’re trying to put out.”

Watch the full interview on the right of your screen now.

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