Watch Jeremy Corbyn rock up on stage at a music festival
The crowds at Wirral Live seemed pretty surprised when the Labour leader turned up on stage…
Surprised music fans at the Wirral Live music festival have taken to Twitter to share the moment Jeremy Corbyn rocked up on stage.
Video footage shows Corbyn make a speech in front of a reported 20,000 people who were waiting for the headline set by the Libertines.
As the crowds sang “Jezza, Jezza” and “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn”, the Labour leader reiterated the policy of making Premier League clubs invest 5% of their income into grassroots football.
A fair few Twitter users seem to think it was a pretty clever move by Corbyn to make the gig his latest stop on the campaign trail.
I'm watching The Libertines and actual Jeremy Corbyn has just rocked up on stage. Now that's how you do politics.— Laura Cullen (@Lo_Cull) May 20, 2017
I'm not the biggest Corbyn fan, but doing a speech @ a Libertines gig is both genius & amazing. https://t.co/c5h0rcS5jb— Ben Evans (@TheBen93) May 20, 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has turned up at The Libertines gig. Incredible— Alex Carter (@_Alex_Carter) May 20, 2017
The rumours had been flying around on Twitter before the festival that he would be rocking up on stage, so it’s no surprise really that the crowds sound so excited when it happened for real.
if corbyn does come out on stage during the libertines' set it will be the best thing to ever happen during a general election campaign— ryan (@ryxnf) May 20, 2017
And what has Corbyn got to say about his appearance at the gig?
He shared a picture and video, showing the crowds’ reaction and snippets of his speech, and wrote: “Great to speak at Prenton Park to this incredible crowd about Labour’s transformational manifesto that will deliver #ForTheMany.”
Seems like he had a great time…