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Billy Bragg to curate his own stage at Glastonbury

Billy Bragg to curate his own stage at Glastonbury

Glastonbury organisers have confirmed that Billy Bragg will curate the Leftfield area of the festival this year.

Leftfield traditionally mixes politics and music, with a range of speakers and bands usually taking part, and Bragg told Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk that he is personally booking many of the acts for this year's festival.

"I've started sounding people out [to appear at Leftfield]. Cant give you any names but I can talk about our format."

He added: "We'll be kicking off around midday with a couple of debates running until 3pm (GMT) than from 4pm we'll be inviting three or four artists to come and collaborate with one another in a hootenanny, sitting onstage together swapping songs and playing along with each other, then from 6pm we'll have bands."

The last batch of Glastonbury tickets will go on sale on the April 11. See Glastonburyfestivals.co.uk for more information.

U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder are confirmed to headline the festival, which takes place on June 25-27 in Somerset.

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