Thursday 21 June 2018

Jeremy Corbyn to perform at Glastonbury

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address more than 130,000 music fans at the Glastonbury Festival
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address more than 130,000 music fans at the Glastonbury Festival

Sasha Brady

Jeremy Corbyn will perform at this year's Glastonbury music festival.

The leader of the UK Labour Party will deliver a talk on the Left Field stage.

It's expected that he will focus his speech on the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament, as he continues the left-leaning tradition of the festival.

Corbyn was invited to Worthy Farm by political, singer-songwriter Billy Bragg.

"The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has galvanised a new generation of activists, and this year at Left Field we aim to give them a platform to discuss issues around social justice, the economy, gender and the possibilities for genuine change under a Corbyn government," said Bragg in a statement on the festival's website.

A spokesperson for Corbyn told The Mirror: "Jeremy has long been a fan of Glastonbury, and is looking forward to attending as a guest of the CND and the festival organisers."

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