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Yard Act and Billy Nomates lead Glastonbury’s Left Field line-up

Co-curated by Billy Bragg, the stage will celebrate "20 Years of Pop and Politics" at next month's festival

By Tom Skinner

Members of Yard Act pose by a wall
Yard Act. (Picture: Press)

Yard Act and Billy Nomates are among the acts to feature on the line-up for Glastonbury‘s Left Field stage this year.

Following a two-year COVID-related hiatus, the festival will return to Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset between June 22 and 26. Organisers unveiled the first wave of acts in March, with Billie EilishPaul McCartney and Kendrick Lamar set to top the bill.

Last month saw Glasto organisers begin to roll out individual line-up posters for its multitude of areas and stages, beginning with Fields Of Avalon. Since then, we’ve had announcements for Silver Hayes, Theatre and Circus, and Arcadia.

Today (May 3) Glastonbury shared plans for the Left Field stage, which is set to celebrate “20 Years of Pop and Politics” over three days at next month’s festival.

The bill includes a mix of live music and debate sessions, including Billy Bragg‘s ‘Radical Round-Up’ as well as conversations on Black Lives Matter, the climate emergency, the cost of living crisis and the ongoing conflict in Ukraine.

Bragg, who co-curated the Left Field stage, will also play a live headline set on the Friday (June 24). Other performers include Yard Act, Billy Nomates, Jamie Webster, The Regrettes, Dylan John Thomas, Yola and The Magic Numbers.

In a statement about this year’s Left Field happenings, Bragg explained: “So much has happened in the three years since we last gathered under the Left Field big top. We’ve pulled together an amazing roster of activists and artists determined to make sense of it all.

“Whether it’s radical perspectives or great music you want, come down to Left Field to recharge your activism in these challenging times.”

Yard Act, whose debut album ‘The Overload’ came out in January, tweeted: “First time playing Glastonbury and headlining the Left Field stage on the Saturday night right after the incomparable Billy Nomates.

“One of at least two shows we’re doing across the weekend. Buzzing!”

Meanwhile, Scottish singer-songwriter Lewis McLaughlin has been announced as the winner of Glastonbury’s Emerging Talent Competition 2022.

Other big names to have previously been confirmed for Glastonbury 2022 include LordeMitskiPhoebe BridgersWolf AliceRobert Plant & Alison Krauss, Noel Gallagher’s High Flying BirdsMegan Thee Stallion and Sam Fender.