CND at Glastonbury

Glastonbury Festival was founded in 1970 by CND-supporter Michael Eavis. Throughout the 1980s the festival was closely linked with CND, helping to raise awareness of nuclear weapons and through donating money from ticket sales to CND.  In 1981 the Pyramid Stage was rebuilt with the CND symbol taking pride of place at the top. Glastonbury Festival became the biggest source of funding for CND, bringing in £100,000 for us at the 1986 festival alone!

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The festival is an important part of CND's campaigning calendar, providing a welcoming place for us to speak to hundreds of people. Throughout the years, many musicians and celebrities have supported our campaign, and many have spoken in support from the stages at Glastonbury. 

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Comedian Marcus Brigstocke in 2009 Caroline Lucas MP in 2011 Author & Journalist Owen Jones in 2013

 

Working with CND at Glastonbury can come in many forms. Some of our local groups run the property lock-ups or information stalls, others fundraise for their activities through staffing the bars, and the national campaign runs a mass awareness-raising intervention throughout the four days. It can be hard work but it is rewarding. In 2013 we got more than 2,000 signatures on our Scrap Trident petition!

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