Dalai Lama to make appearance at Glastonbury

Dalai Lama announces to make guest appearance at Glastonbury Festival

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Updated Jul 28, 2015

The Glastonbury Festival has confirmed that the Dalai Lama will make a special appearance at the festival.

The Dalai Lama will address festival goers at the Glastonbury music festival in Britain on Sunday with a message of "compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity," his office said on Thursday. However the time slot has not been announced.

Festival organiser Emily Eavis said she was "honoured" to welcome him, calling his visit "a special moment for the festival."

Eavis added "He will be talking in the Green Fields and exploring the farm this Sunday as part of his trip to the UK. What a special moment for the festival."

A spokesperson said the key themes during the Dalai Lama's visit "will be the promotion of His Holiness the Dalai Lama's message of compassion, non-violence and the oneness of humanity."

The Dalai Lama, who was born on July 6,1935, will probably be the oldest “act” to put in an appearance at Glastonbury, at 79. 

TRTWorld and agencies