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Dalai Lama To Appear At Glastonbury 2015

His Holiness Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama is to appear at Glastonbury 2015 Festival on 28th of June 2015, according to his personal website as of 4th January.

Although the information has now been officially withdrawn from his website, we believe that he is scheduled in for the Sunday morning Pyramid Stage appearance. This slot has previously seen appearances from the likes of The English National Ballet and the Bishop of Bath and Wells.

The contents of his appearance are not yet known, but he frequently states that his life is guided by three major commitments: the promotion of compassion, the fostering of inter-religious dialogue and the preservation of the Tibetan Buddhist culture of peace and non-violence.

The Lama’s message of compassion and mutual understanding is likely to be well-received at Glastonbury, a festival which firmly situates itself within the “peace and love” ethos of Woodstock and the hippie movement.

It is not yet known whether the speech will be televised on the BBC’s Glastonbury coverage.

Sunday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage also sees Lionel Richie make his UK festival debut.

 -Kerry Smallman

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