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Labour Live: Corbyn follows up Glasto slot with own festival

One-day June festival Labour Live will feature music from the Magic Numbers and Rae Morris, along with appearances from members of Labour's front bench

By IQ on 19 Mar 2018

Jeremy Corbyn, Glastonbury 2017, Labour Live

Corbyn speaks at Glastonbury 2017


image © Florence Beasley/Glastonbury Festivals

The Labour party, currently the UK’s official opposition, has announced the launch of a one-day festival this summer to capitalise on the popularity of its leader, Jeremy Corbyn.

Labour Live 2018, which will take place on Saturday 16 June – the same date as Kili’s Stone Free at The O2 – at White Hart Lane recreation ground in north London, will feature “loads of great bands, speakers from across literature and politics, campaign training, food and drink [and] kids’ entertainment”.

Music will come courtesy of the Magic Numbers, Rae Morris and Jermain Jackman, with senior Labour politicians including Corbyn, shadow chancellor John McDonnell and shadow international development minister Kate Osamor also confirmed.

“If you’re a Labour supporter looking to meet other supporters, a music buff looking for an affordable summer festival or a family looking for a great day out, we’ve got you covered,” promise organisers.

The launch of the festival follows Corbyn’s appearance at Glastonbury 2017, where he received a rapturous reception for a speech decrying sexism, homophobia, inequality and anti-refugee sentiment.

 


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