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.