Jeremy Corbyn is set to make an appearance at Glastonbury 2016. The Labour leader has reportedly accepted an invitation to attend the Somerset music event as a guest speaker, making for an interesting addition to the star-studded line-up.
While Adele, Coldplay and Muse will headline the Pyramid Stage, Corbyn, 66, will educate the audience about nuclear weapons and his opposition stance. According to BBC News, the politician will appear on-stage in the Left Field area which is organised by singer and activist Billy Bragg, who said in a statement: "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."
Confirming his appearance, a spokesperson 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," while a Glastonbury source also told The Mirror: "Jeremy has accepted the invitation from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to speak. It's a fabulous coup for them."
Also expected to deliver a speech is Labour's shadow chancellor John McDonnell. Corbyn's speech is timed perfectly as it will coincide with the EU referendum, which is set to take place on 23 June while Glastonbury runs from 22 to 26 June. The Left Field staging area was introduced to the festival in 2000 and aims to mix pop with politics.
Held at Worthy Farm, Glastonbury 2016 will also see performances from the likes of Ellie Goulding, The 1975, Blur, Stormzy, LCD Soundsystem, Beck and Jeff Lynne's ELO, who will perform in the coveted legend's slot on Sunday afternoon.