Jeremy Corbyn invited to join the stars at Glastonbury festival

Posted On: 
4th April 2016

Over the years, many of the greatest artists and some of the most iconic celebrities have performed at Glastonbury.

Bruce Springsteen, Coldplay and David Bowie have all had the opportunity to showcase their talents at Michael Evis’s festival.

It was only a matter of time before Jeremy Corbyn got his moment in the West Country sun.

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The Labour leader is already viewed by some as a rock star of sorts, having smashed his way to the top job and acquired a horde of groupies in the process.

So the announcement that Mr Corbyn will appear at Glastonbury festival alongside Adele, Coldplay and Muse shouldn't come as that big a shock.

Sadly, he will not be singing but instead will speak although it is currently unknown what will be discussed.

A spokesman for Mr Corbyn said: "He is a big fan of Glastonbury and is excited to attend."

He was invited by the organisers of the Left Field Stage which is curated by singer and activist Billy Bragg. 

Bragg said: “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." 

According to the Guardian, Corbyn’s right-hand leftwinger John McDonnell has also been asked to speak.