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Glastonbury Festival 2016: Jeremy Corbyn 'To Headline LeftField Stage'

He'll perform to thousands of adoring fans.

04/04/2016 08:10 | Updated 04 April 2016
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Jeremy Corbyn has been tipped to stage a surprise appearance at this year's Glastonbury Festival. 

The Labour leader, who earlier this year struggled to sing 'Incy Wincy Spider', will head to Worthy Farm in June and ditch the tunes - to address crowds on scrapping Trident instead. 

He has been invited to perform on the LeftField Stage, which is managed by supporter and comedian Billy Bragg, and is designed to tackle apathy among young people and promote trade unionism. 

Corbyn is expected to blast plans to renew Britain's nuclear deterrent in front of a 135,000-strong crowd. 

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Glastonbury attracted over 135,000 revellers last year

A Glastonbury source told the Mirror: "Jeremy has accepted the invitation from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament to speak.

"It’s a fabulous coup for them."

Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell has also been invited to speak at the event. 

Corbyn will join a list of left-wing Labour stalwarts on the travelling stage, including Tony Benn, who 'headlined' the area back in 2002.

But the Labour leader's appearance at Glastonbury is not the only pop-culture/politics clash that weekend, as the festival is set to clash with the upcoming EU referendum.

As organisers have already had to remind revellers attending this year's event, there will be no polling stations on the Somerset site.

Other acts confirmed to appear at the upcoming festival include Coldplay, Adele and Muse. 

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