The spiritual leader will tour Green Fields on Sunday
Details of the Dalai Lama’s visit to Glastonbury have been confirmed.
The Tibetan spiritual leader will visit the site on Sunday (June 28), where he will talk in the Green Fields, the 60-acre site dedicated to peace and spirituality, and be taken on a tour of the farm. It was previously reported that His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso would appear on Sunday morning on the Pyramid Stage, a slot previously taken by the English National Ballet. The Dalai Lama’s Tibetan monks performed in the Green Fields in 2013, where they created a ceremonial Sand Mandala to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the Tibetan Declaration of Independence.
Speaking about the guru’s 2015 appearance, Festival organiser Emily Eavis said: “We’re honoured to welcome the Dalai Lama to Glastonbury 2015. He will be talking in the Green Fields and exploring the farm this Sunday as part of his trip to the UK. What a special moment for the Festival!”
According to a press release, the key themes throughout this visit will be the promotion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s message of compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity.
The festival opened its gates at 8am yesterday morning (June 24) and, The Guardian reports that 90 per cent of ticketholders arrived throughout the day, despite the fact that the full, scheduled performance programme does not begin until Friday morning.
Glastonbury Festival 2015 runs from June 26 until June 28 and is headlined by Kanye West and The Who. Florence And The Machine will replace Foo Fighters, who were forced to cancel last week due to Dave Grohl’s leg injury. Scheduled musical performances start on Friday (June 26), but secret sets are known to take place on the Thursday leg each year. The Charlatans’ Tim Burgess has hinted at a possible Glastonbury secret set.