As part of their ongoing efforts to highlight the threat of climate change, activist group Extinction Rebellion will lead a march through Glastonbury this year, officials for the festival announced.
The group, who came to international attention after spearheading non-violent protests throughout Central London earlier this year, will begin proceedings for the ‘Extinction Procession’ at 4 pm on Thursday 27th June.
Glastonbury confirmed the proceedings on Twitter, writing: “On the Thursday of Glastonbury 2019, there will be an Extinction Procession, allowing you to stand up against climate catastrophe. It begins in The Park at 4pm and culminates with a giant human sculpture of an hourglass in the Stone Circle at 5:30pm.”
On the Thursday of #Glastonbury2019, there will be an #ExtinctionProcession, allowing you to stand up against a climate catastrophe. It begins in The Park at 4pm & culminates with a giant human sculpture of an hourglass in the Stone Circle at 5.30pm.
Info: https://t.co/prQwBZPrkY pic.twitter.com/WpC8vT5F3e
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 17, 2019
The hourglass is the official logo of the Extinction Rebellion.
Environmental charity Greenpeace have also announced they will be collaborating with Extinction Rebellion and Glastonbury on the scheduled protest.
The confirmation of the march comes just eight days before the gates of Worthy Farm will open to celebrate the world-famous festival, now in its 49th year.