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The tent, which was axed in 2009, will be resurrected for this year's festival, due to take place between June 23 and June 27, with Bragg on board to oversee its conception.
His role however is set to be more than just a booker -- with his duties to include being a "curator, MC, performer, guitar roadie [and] juggler," he said.
Aiming to bring a bit of politics to the legendary festival, the Left Field tent was initiated in 2002, with Bragg hoping to continue its legacy of mixing politics with popular culture. He said that "it will be a place where you can take part in political debates with leading activists and political figures and then hear some great music from people who believe in using their talent to inspire audiences to change the world."
No acts have been announced yet for the Left Field tent, but bands such as U2 have already been announced to perform at the four-day festival, with the Irish foursome booked to headline the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night. Other acts to take part include Muse, Vampire Weekend and Mumford and Sons.