CND’s relationship with the Glastonbury festival dates back to 1981 and remains an important part of our campaigning calendar.  With Glastonbury 2024 taking place just before voters went to the polls in the general election, both our stalls in the Green Futures field and at the Pyramid Stage saw fantastic engagement from festival goers keen to know how they could make peace count at the ballot box the following week.

This year’s campaign also focused on escalating nuclear dangers, which have risen sharply in the year since the last festival. The war in Ukraine continues to threaten nuclear escalation in Europe between Russia and NATO while the ongoing genocide in Gaza by a nuclear-armed Israel has the potential to widen into a regional conflict. Despite these dangers we have seen mass mobilisations of people power in support for a ceasefire and for the British government to end fuelling wars abroad. It is this passion, empathy, and courage that we want to organise further as the newly elected Labour government poses new challenges but also opportunities for the peace and disarmament movement. 

See exhibition on CND’s links with Glastonbury Festival

We would like to sincerely thank the performing artists who supported us this year: Kate Stables from This Is The Kit, Yard Act, and Sleaford Mods, who all contributed to sharing our call to voters to elect candidates that put people, peace and planet first. 

Find below a gallery of photos of CND at Glastonbury 2024 and see you back on Worthy Farm in 2025!