Charlotte Church to talk politics at Glastonbury Festival

Pussy Riot and former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone will also appear at the festival's Left Field

Singer-turned-activist Charlotte Church will take part in a political debate at Glastonbury Festival this week.

Glastonbury 2015 will run in Pilton, Somerset from June 24-28, headlined by Kanye West, The Who and Florence And The Machine, the latter replacing Foo Fighters, who were forced to cancel last week.

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Having recently been involved in anti-austerity protests, Church will now talk politics at the Worthy Farm event on Sunday (June 28) at the festival’s Left Field. She will be joined by former Mayor of London Ken Livingstone, plus others.

On Friday (June 26), the same stage will host a talk with Russian protest punks Pussy Riot.

Church recently challenged Katie Hopkins to a charity boxing match after the newspaper columnist instigated a Twitter spat. The Welsh singer branded the right-wing journalist a “parasite” after Hopkins mocked Church’s attendance at the anti-austerity rally in Cardiff following May’s Conservative election victory.

Meanwhile, Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis recently revealed that she has already booked the festival’s headliners for 2016. She told Digital Spy: “We’ve got three headliners for next year, so that’s completely sorted. We’re in a really good position in that respect because it means we can now focus on the rest of the bill.”

“Every year the bands that are touring are completely different, so you never know quite who’s going to be around,” she added. “It might be some years it’s heavier in one way, and some is lighter in the other. This year I think it’s an incredibly diverse lineup. We just try to make sure that if there’s two bands of a similar nature, that they’re not playing at exactly the same time.”

“Sometimes there’s a bit of a crossover, but we try to have it so there aren’t too many bad clashes. Obviously they are some, but that’s just something we work on.”


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