NATURE is at the heart of this year's Greenpeace field at the Glastonbury Festival.

The charity is hosting a field with the tag line “From bees to trees, from forests to food, from global to local” at the 2019 event, which gets underway on June 26 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Greenpeace has unveiled a concept called BEAM – an awe-inspiring, must-see collaboration with celebrated Nottingham artist Wolfgang Buttress - famous for his Hive sculpture at Kew Gardens, a 22 metre-high Interactive Rave Tree with special guest DJs, a plant-based café, skate ramp, eco-friendly showers, a stage jam packed with special performances and more.

"Famous for our innovative, inclusive, and joyful use of space, the Greenpeace field is not just a destination for environmental education, but a top-10 Glastonbury experience and sanctuary that each year attracts thousands of festival-goers," said a Greenpeace spokesperson.

"Greenpeace goes above and beyond to create a truly remarkable and inspiring space full of bespoke installations and especial effects from holograms to Virtual Reality.

"The field uses its design to celebrate nature and the forests through colour, sound, materials and information, demonstrating what nature gives us: that the sustainable wood we use has come from nature, the food we eat has come from nature, the water we shower with comes from nature.

"Destroying our planet’s huge rainforests to feed vast numbers of pigs and chickens in Europe and elsewhere is not the way to treat this precious land."

BEAM, inspired by the existential challenges facing bees, is a multi-sensory, immersive, sculptural experience.

Accelerometers (vibration sensors) are used to measure the activity of the black bee colonies living on Michael Eavis’ Worthy Farm.

The live signals will be sent to the BEAM sculptural installation and expressed through light and sound.

Algorithms will be used to convert these vibrational signals into lighting and sound effects that will allow the life of the bee colony to be visually and aurally experienced in real time.

This visual experience is complemented by a fluid and ever-changing soundscape based on pre-recorded bee sounds and harmonious stems crafted by the band BE, members of Spiritualized (including Doggen Foster, Kev Bales, James Stelfox and Jason Pierce), Amiina (string section for Sigur Ros), Daniel Avery, Kelly Lee Owens, Camille Christel and Matt Black (Coldcut/Ninja Tune).

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Also on the field this year will be the return of the Giant Rave tree, a 22m high interactive tree housing a DJ booth – (including Simian Mobile Disco, Joe Goddard, Rob Da Bank, Matt Black among others); a new bar in a space designed for visitors to chill out and escape the festival madness; a stage for some top-notch performances including Squid, Low Island and She Drew The Gun; the essential eco-friendly hot showers - where last year more than 7,000 people scrubbed up nicely; a skate ramp hosting a bad-ass female skate team; and a drop-slide for adrenalin junkies on site.

For hungry festival goers, the field boasts The Greenpeace Café – a delicious plant-based restaurant that wears its eco-credentials with pride.

The café aims to demonstrate how to enjoy amazing food without harming the environment.

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"See you on the Greenpeace field," the spokesperson added.

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CHARITY: Greenpeace has been a long-term partner of Glastonbury. PICTURE: Paul Jones