Greta Thunberg has announced a surprise performance at Glastonbury Festival.
The Swedish climate activist will appear on the big pyramid stage on Saturday afternoon (June 25) to give a short speech on the environment.
“I am pleased to announce that I will be on the Pyramid Stage in Glastonbury at 5.15pm today,” Thunberg wrote on Twitter. “See you there!”
Her appearance at Glastonbury precedes the release of her latest project. The climate book.
Touted as “a holistic view of the true state of the planet and an indispensable tool for anyone wanting to help save it,” the book sees more than 100 scientists, communicators, and activists grappling with the climate, environmental, and sustainability crises deal with
Thunberg is far from the first non-entertainer to appear on Glastonbury’s stages.
Perhaps the most famous recent case came in 2017 when then Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn addressed a crowd before a set by US rap duo Run the Jewels.
Read The Independent‘s Live coverage from Glastonbury here.
On Friday (June 24), Billie Eilish became the festival’s youngest solo headliner and delivered a set that garnered critical acclaim The Independent‘s review.
During her performance, she addressed the US Supreme Court’s recent anti-abortion ruling, describing it as a “dark day for women.”
Fellow US artist Phoebe Bridgers led chants of “F*** the Supreme Court” during her own Glastonbury set. “All these irrelevant old moms trying to tell us what to do with our damn bodies. Fuck it,” she said.
https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/music/news/greta-thunberg-glastonbury-2022-festival-b2109277.html Glastonbury 2022: Greta Thunberg announces appearance on the Pyramid Stage