Worthy causes


Working Together

It’s a huge year for us all to come together for people and planet – and the clothes you wear can make a difference, as well as a statement. So we’re bringing you the wonderful world of second hand fashion in a way that we never have before at Glastonbury.

Oxfam

Don’t miss Anthony Burrill in partnership with Oxfam! The ground-breaking artist is here, and he’s giving you a chance to own a true one-of-a-kind: a screen-printed second hand t-shirt featuring one of his own designs. You’ll also find our Oxfam Festival Shops, chock-full of wonderful fashion finds that fund our work to beat poverty all over the world. They’re at The Park, The Glade and The Tony Benn Tower.


Festival goers having fun exploring the Oxfam treature trove (oxfam shop) at Glastonbury 2017.

We have so much more second-hand fashion inspiration for you to discover this weekend – right across the Festival. Just ask an Oxfam steward to point you in the right direction, or talk to one of our campaigners about taking our 30-day pledge!


Stewards working at Glastonbury 2017.

Greenpeace

Greenpeace returns to Glastonbury with their best field ever! You’re invited to celebrate the wonders and joys of nature, in all its diversity, how it fuels our existence and how we impact it.

Greenpeace are thrilled to announce BEAM – an awe inspiring, must-see collaboration with Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress, famed for his Hive sculpture in Kew Gardens designed to highlight the plight of the bees. Inspired by the existential challenges facing the pollinators, BEAM is a multi-sensory, immersive, sculptural experience. Vibration sensors are used to measure the activity of the black bee colonies living on Worthy farm and expressed through light, sound and music.

The Rave Tree in the Greenpeace Field at Glastonbury, there is a cabin in the tree for DJ’s and the branches are installed with lights.

You won’t be able to ignore our giant 22m high Interactive Rave Tree (with special guest DJs), or our lush plant-based café, the all-female skate team on the skate ramp and the ever popular eco-friendly hot showers. The Greenpeace stage is back rammed with special performances and much, much more…Oh and if you bring your own t-shirt along we can give it a brand new look with our ace screen printing trio from Giant Triplets.

WaterAid

This year, the Festival is banning the sale of single use plastic bottles so BYOB and come and fill up for free at one of our 37 kiosks and the new self-serve refill stations across the site. Not to worry if you don’t have a reusable bottle, you can purchase one at any of WaterAid’s kiosks or pick up your pre-ordered bottle.

Our famous Loo Crew will be keeping over 2500 of the loos onsite clean, and at our ShePees (revolutionary female urinals) you’ll experience our Fempowered takeover – our new campaign that supports women and girls around the world to manage their periods safely and with dignity.  And if that isn’t enough, come and check out our augmented reality exhibit at the WaterAid Stand, and pick up one of our limited-edition celebrity designed pin badges to enter the #AccessDenied prize draw and ensure that no one has their access denied to clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene.

The Meeting Place

Working together for a Cleaner, Greener, Fairer Festival…and World. You’ll find all three charities working here.

Ever wanted to perform at Glastonbury on a Pyramid Stage? Well now you can! This year Oxfam, Greenpeace and WaterAid are looking for budding artists and musicians that are already at Glastonbury to perform on our Mini Pyramid Stage at the Meeting Place. We’ll be running from 10am on Thursday through to Sunday evening. This opportunity is open to all, from singer-songwriters, rappers, poets and comedy acts, we are welcoming everyone! We’re also excited to announce that Charioke fever will be amping up at the Mini Pyramid, so if you fancy belting out a tune or two then do come along. We will have a dress up box of clothes to help get you in the mood.

Volunteers from Oxfam, WaterAid and Greenpeace photographed at the Joint Charities Meeting Point. The three charities have forged long term partnerships with the Glastonbury Festival.

Expressing your interest is easy, just turn up and arrange your slot (each act will be given a designated 10-15 minutes in which to perform during the weekend). Please note:  Acoustic performances only, there will be basic amplification but no backline. You must already have a Glastonbury weekend ticket and your instrument with you on the day.

Find us at The Meeting Place, on the corner of Alfred’s Markets, opposite the Williams Green, close to the T-shirt and Info stall. Next to the Pyramid Stage.

Don’t miss our joint exhibition tent next to the main Pyramid stage where you can talk to us about our work, have some fun, recharge yourself – your water bottle. We’ll be waiting……

Oxfam, Greenpeace, WaterAid

 

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