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Glastonbury Organiser Michael Eavis Hails ‘Hero Of The Hour’ Jeremy Corbyn Ahead Of Festival Appearance

'He’s got something new and precious, and people are excited about it.'

16/06/2017 11:13 | Updated 16 June 2017

Glastonbury organisers Michael and Emily Eavis have spoken out in support of Jeremy Corbyn, following the news that the Labour leader will make an appearance at this year’s festival.

Ahead of the event, which takes place next weekend, the father-daughter duo have explained why they consider themselves “Corbyn fans”.

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Michael and Emily Eavis 

Jeremy cancelled at the last minute in 2016, following the EU referendum result, but will compensate for it by joining a panel discussion at the Left Field tent on Saturday 24 June, before introducing US rap act Run The Jewels on the Pyramid Stage.  

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Jeremy Corbyn 

On Friday (16 June) morning, Labour MP Clive Lewis announced that Jeremy will be joining him at the Billy Bragg-curated Left Field, but this appearance is yet to be confirmed by Glastonbury organisers.

Festival-goers will begin arriving at Worthy Farm on Wednesday (21 June) and ticket-holders have been issued with guidelines surrounding extra security measures.

Jeremy isn’t the only unexpected guest popping up at this year’s event as Johnny Depp will also be guest of honour at the Cinemageddon drive-in movie area.

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