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Farm Labour? Jeremy Corbyn to speak at Left Field during Glastonbury Festival

Published 04/04/2016

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address more than 130,000 music fans from the main stage on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival
Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has been invited to address more than 130,000 music fans from the main stage on the final day of the Glastonbury Festival

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an invitation to speak at this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Mr Corbyn will address music fans at the event after being invited by organisers of the Left Field, where pop and politics mix.

The line up of speakers and groups at the Left Field is being organised by singer and activist Billy Bragg.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell has also been invited to speak.

Union leaders have taken part in debates at Glastonbury in previous years but Mr Corbyn will be the first party leader to appear.

Most people attending the festival will be in Glastonbury on June 23, the day of the European Union referendum.

A Labour Party source confirmed Mr Corbyn has accepted the invitation.

Adele and Muse are among the headline acts at the festival which takes place from June 22 to 26.

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