Jeremy Corbyn To Speak At Glastonbury Festival 2016
4 April 2016, 09:52
The Labour leader has been invited to speak at Billy Bragg's Left Field stage.
Jeremy Corbyn is set to rock Glastonbury 2016.
The Labour leader will appear at the festival, after being invited to speak at its Left Field stage by Billy Bragg.
According to the Mirror a Glastonbury source revealed: “Jeremy has accepted the invitation from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to speak. It’s a fabulous coup for them.”
Corbyn will join a host of speakers arranged for the politically-minded Glastonbury stage.
A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said: “Jeremy has long been a fan of Glastonbury, and is looking forward to attending as a guest of the CND and the festival organisers.”
Left-wing campaigner and British singer-songwriter said: “The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has galvanised a new generation of activists and this year at Left Field and 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.”
This news isn't the first time Glastonbury could affect major British politics this year, due to the event's clash with the EU referendum.
While organisers of the event have confirmed there will be no opportunity to vote at polling stations on site on 23 June, they have urged festival-goers to register for postal votes ahead of time.
Meanwhile, Glastonbury released their first official line-up poster this week, confirming the likes of Foals, Beck and LCD Soundsystem will join previously announced headliners Muse, Adele and Coldplay.
We’re pleased to reveal our first Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up poster (by Stanley Donwood)… pic.twitter.com/k6t3d7b1PH— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) March 29, 2016
Festival goers were also given from 1-7 August to pay the full balance from their festival tickets before they go on resale.