Glastonbury Festival charity activities

The Glastonbury Festival’s regular charity partners Oxfam, Greenpeace and Wateraid are once again launching a series of awareness raising activities at this year’s event, which is the first due to Covid postponements since 2019.

A focus this year is on joint awareness raising around climate change and environmental issues by the three charities.

This includes creating a giant ‘climate action flag’ that festival goers can add their name to that will be based near to the event’s iconic Pyramid Stage, which this year is being headlined by Paul McCartney, Billie Eilish and Kendrick Lamar.

In addition, there will be a climate action march from the site's Greenpeace Field to the Park area on Sunday.

Also at the Park, which is one of several major stages at the event, at 12:15pm each day joint charity videos on the climate crisis will be shown.

In addition, the three charities will host an exhibition tent near to the Pyramid Stage for further awareness raising, as well as offering festival goers the chance to charge their phones and refill their water bottles.

Wateraid will be distributing exclusive celebrity designed postcards at the event to send to Prime Minister Boris Johnson calling for government action to tackle climate change.

Ringo Starr, Wet Leg, The Waterboys and Foals are among acts to design the postcards.

“We all share one world, and we need to come together to protect it, and each other, as we face the threat of climate change,” said former Beatle Starr.

“I have long supported WaterAid and believe that it is a basic right that every human being should have access to clean water. I’ve designed a special postcard for this summer’s festivals, so people can join me in supporting this campaign for everyone to have clean water.”

The festival (June 22-26) also supports local good causes to the site’s Pilton, Somerset, location.

This includes funding community facilities and social housing in Pilton as well as investment in nearby Glastonbury’s library.

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