In the run-up to this weekend's Glastonbury Festival, six acts from the music industry-funded BRIT School have learned they will be playing live at the event.

The acts will play the festival's Left Field stage via a hook-up between the BRIT Trust charity, which funds the school, and the London-based Workers' Beer Company. The trust is the charitable arm of U.K. labels body the BPI; the brewery supplies ale for Glastonbury and other U.K. festivals and runs the Left Field Stage.

The six acts playing the stage are included amongst a total of 42 BRIT School pupils who will be gaining some form of work experience at the site. Apart from performing, pupils will take key behind-the-scenes roles, including operating cameras, acting as back-line technicians and serving as assistant stage managers. The acts performing are: Soul Survivors, Charlene Soraia, Daisy's Sweethearts, Tacto Latino, Ben And Fred and African Skies.

In its 16-year history the BRIT school has developed talent including Amy Winehouse, Kate Nash, members of the Kooks and the Noisettes, all of whom will be performing over the weekend.

According to BPI chief executive Geoff Taylor: "To have so many talented students past and present performing and working at the festival this year, not only underlines the drive, commitment and raw talent of the BRIT School's students, but is a credit to everyone who works at the school."

Glastonbury, which runs from June 22-24, is comfortably the U.K.'s largest festival, with a sell-out crowd this year of 175,000. Headlining on the main Pyramid Stage this year are Artic Monkeys, The Killers and The Who.

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