Watch Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn send Glastonbury festival wild with speech

The heat is on for Foo Fighters at Glastonbury says drummer Taylor Hawkins

Revellers at Glastonbury, a festival long associated with Left-wing activism, have been heard singing "oh Jeremy Corbyn", sung to the tune of White Stripes song Seven Nation Army, this morning.

In addition to the standard Water Warrior manned festival loos, this year WaterAid have launched their "Toilet of Dreams" - billed as 'the most luxurious loo ever to grace Worthy Farm'. There's a message for president Donald Trump.

The Labour leader was called on stage by festival founder Michael Eavis to loud cheers after earlier being mobbed for selfies by thrilled young fans.

Speaking to the BBC, singer Mike Kerr said the band were bowled over by the two events converging.

Their return brought mixed reactions from the crowd as some festival-goers held up banners in protest against the group's decision to perform in Tel Aviv.

Trump himself said he was "surprised" by the results.

"I keep getting texts from people I haven't seen for years saying, 'Oh, you're playing tonight, aren't you?'" joked drummer Michael Spearman.

"Thirteen million people who came to vote for us on June 8 did so for a objective, for a reason". "He's targeting the naive of our generation".

Mr Corbyn, who had not attended the festival before, introduced U.S. hip hop duo Run The Jewels before his Left Field tent speech.

Now though they join the likes of David Bowie, Oasis, REM, The Rolling Stones and U2 in performing on a stage that has become the symbol of a festival that attracts over 135,000 people a year.

"Even if it wasn't the youth "what won it", the engagement among young people has shot up", he said. The new stuff - dull, lumpen, sub-Oasis blues rock - fared far worse of course, but there was enough goodwill in the crowd for it to pass without too much grief.

Addressing the issue of inequality in the UK, Corbyn rhetorically asked the crowd whether it was right that people have been gripped by housing fears following the recent Grenfell Tower fire disaster.

Both main parties increased their share of the national vote compared with 2015, at the expense of smaller parties.

Overall, the Conservatives lost 13 seats and Labour gained 30.



Otras noticias