Musician and left-wing activist Billy Bragg has invited Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn to speak at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, in the Left Field tent. His main focus will reportedly be in support of the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND).
Said Bragg during his announcement:
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.
A spokesman for Corbyn also expressed how he was “a fan of Glastonbury, and is looking forward to attending as a guest of the CND and the festival organisers.” Glasto organiser Michael Eavis also added:
The worker’s beer company and myself started the Left Field tent, following our tradition of campaigning for CND and helping the miners who were totally destroyed by Maggie in the ‘80s.
You can check out the read of Glastonbury’s 2016 line-up here.