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Jeremy Corbyn is going to play Glastonbury


Forget Coldplay, Adele and Muse - a real big hitter has been signed up to 'perform' at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

A source has told the Daily Mirror that Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will speak on behalf of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND) on Worthy Farm this June, saying, “It’s a fabulous coup for them”.

He'll be joining the famous left-leaning activist and musician Billy Bragg, who has arranged for a variety of speakers to address the crowd on his Left Field stage.

Bragg 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.”

Meanwhile, a spokesman for 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.” Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has also been invited to speak, although it's not known whether he has agreed.

CND has a longstanding relationship with the world-famous festival, having been co-organisers of the event during the 1980s, while Michael Eavis stood as a Labour candidate in the 1997 General Election.

While the stage Corbyn is due to be addressing is fairly small, perhaps public demand will upgrade him to the main stage - after all, the Dalai Lama graced the Pyramid Stage last year, celebrating his 80th birthday early in front of the assembled masses and being introduced on stage by Patti Smith.

Dalai Lama



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