After three very long years, Greenpeace at Glastonbury are back and are aiming to create an experience that inspires change through the celebration of protest, activism and people power.
There’s an enormous amount to be excited about on the field this year. The infamous Giant Rave Tree (a 22m high interactive tree housing a DJ booth) is back with a bang, hosting an incredible line-up of DJs and artists, plus the live music stage has its best line-up yet with an amazing array of diverse artists, including Rachel Chinouriri, Nova Twins, Jamz Supernova, Big Joanie, Tim Burgess and many more. For a full line-up, check the Glastonbury website.
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Friday on the Greenpeace field will be a very special day with an all-female or non-binary line-up followed by a Friday night take over by HE.SHE.THEY. HE.SHE.THEY. is an international house and techno event series, who are all about breaking down barriers. Friday night the Greenpeace field and HE.SHE.THEY. aims to create a sanctuary; a place without prejudice where people can be people. To create a utopia where people feel they belong whilst expressing their utmost individuality. Where they can spread their creative wings and relinquish the shackles imposed by society, irrespective of age, race, sex, gender, ability, religion, background or their sexual preference. It’s a really simple ethos: have a good time whilst being respectful to others.
Last Glastonbury saw the introduction on the field to Greenpeace’s one-of-a-kind honeybee pavilion BEAM – an incredible collaboration with Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress, famed for his Hive sculpture in Kew Gardens designed to highlight the plight of the bees, and was a multi-sensory, immersive, sculptural experience. Greenpeace will be using the space to host a very special film screening of Sage Foundation’s bold and cerebral film ‘Overheated’, a breathtaking commentary on the climate crisis. Directed by Yassa Khan, this 40 minute kaleidoscopic journey propels us through the psyche of some of the world’s most prominent figures, and harnesses the beauty and fragility of the natural world, colliding it with the frenetic chaos of our digital realities.
Featuring appearances from Billie Eilish, Vivienne Westwood, Vanessa Nakate, Emily Eavis, Yungblud, Girl in Red, Ibeyi, Finneas, Tori Tsui and Samata Pattinson, the film paints a truly unique portrait of each individual figure, and displays a vulnerability and openness as they confront their hopes, struggles and fears in the face of a critically overheating planet.
The narrative is centred around one overwhelming question, asked by Billie Eilish herself: are we doing enough? The answer is one which plays on all our minds, but this film instils us with a sense of hope that inspires change. The film will be screened on the Greenpeace field all day on Friday only.
If that’s not enough, also on the field this year is the return of the Greenpeace bar, a beautifully designed space for you to chill out and escape the festival madness; the essential eco-friendly hot showers, our skate ramp and there’s also a massive drop-slide for all the adrenalin junkies on site!
Another big highlight this year is The Greenpeace Café – a delicious plant-based restaurant that wears its eco-credentials with pride.