FIELD IN MOTION
Billy Bragg, Akala, Sound of Rum
Friday 25th and Saturday 26th November from 8pm at
Since taking over the running of the Left Field at Glastonbury Festival
in 2010, Billy Bragg has made an effort to showcase young artists who
are mixing pop and politics.
The will take that concept on the road, with a ticket
price pegged lower than usual in an attempt to connect a new generation
to the power of music with something to say.
Writing in the NME recently, Bragg recognised that the English riots
had created a unique moment for young artists to step up and offer their
"The disturbances of the past weeks have stirred up a storm of opinion
in the mainstream media, much of it from people who have no real experience
of the pressures faced by this generation, the first in a century that
are likely to grow up worse off than their parents.
Though this situation has been building for some years, the disturbances
have created an opportunity for young people to provide an alternative
Bragg follows that call to arms by bringing together contemporary artists
whose songs are full of social comment on the Left Field In Motion Tour:
in recognition of what is currently the most political music scene in
the UK, MOBO Award winning hip hop artist and founder of The Hip Hop Shakespeare
Company Akala will also be joining the tour.
Support for all the shows will be from the astounding genre defying hip
hop poetry of Sound of Rum as they continue to attract endless superlatives
in their unshakeable quest to make everyone "hear what we are doing".
Bragg says: "Music helped me to make connections when I was growing
up - between the situation I found myself in and the powerful people who
put me there. Artists need to start engaging in this debate again and
Akala and Sound of Rum are inspiring examples of those prepared to push
against the power."
Tickets on sale now for the shows at the Picket Liverpool on Friday 25th
and Saturday 26th November from
or from the