After the result of the EU referendum arrived on Friday morning of the 2016 festival, the Left Field was quickly converted into a triage station for those shocked by the ramifications of Brexit.
Billy Bragg set the tone, turning his headline spot that evening into a reaffirmation of the Festival’s eclectic spirit – a defiant end to a day that may well go down as being the most divisive in our country’s recent history.
When we gather again in 2017, you can be sure that the Left Field will once more become a rallying place for those who need to recharge their activism.
The Worker’s Beer Company and myself started the Left Field Tent, following our tradition of campaigning for CND and helping the miners who were totally destroyed by Maggie in the eighties.
And before that there was the huge surge of interest in the Green movement’s efforts to clean up our country when the eco warriors arrived here in all their glory in the seventies.
Fortunately for us all, Billy and Juliet have now picked up the baton. Their passion and integrity is what’s needed to run the Left Field Tent to fight for a change and give our poorer people just half a chance to live decent, happy and worthwhile lives.