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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Stacy Diaz | 25 June, 2017, 00:58

"And you know what it says?"

The Labour leader was earlier shown being mobbed for selfies by young groupies in the Greenpeace area of the festival site.

Fans surrounded his Land Rover Discovery and chanted "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of the White Stripes' Seven National Army.

LABOUR leader Jeremy Corbyn received a rapturous welcome as he took to the stage at the Glastonbury Festival.

But amidst the mud and revelry the festival is also renowned for its championing collaboration with charities, and for encouraging the world agenda on tackling global challenges such as eradicating poverty, confronting environmental issues and ensuring access to clean and safe water worldwide.

Corbyn was met with the rapturous "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" chant that has been sweeping the nation, which persisted through much of the speech.

Artists appearing at the festival have spoken of their support of Mr Corbyn's politics, while Friday night's headliners Radiohead commented during their set: "See you later, Theresa".

Referring to the election he said: "The commentariat got it wrong, the elites got it wrong".

"But what was even more inspiring was the number of young people who got involved for the very first time. they are fed up with being denigrated. and being told that their generation was going to pay more to get less".

But this year the Labour leader will take to the iconic stage before introducing hip-hop act Run The Jewels. "Jeremy Corbyn at Glastonbury is a typical example of their behaviour... the BBC is out of control".

Manifesto in hand, Corbyn starts by thanking Eavis for starting this great festival, launching straight into his greatest hits, including rousing speeches about healthcare being a basic right and peace being possible.

Chrissie Hynde, wearing a Motorhead t-shirt, dedicated the song Hymn To Her to organisers Michael and Emily Eavis, and paid tribute to the late Clash frontman Joe Strummer. "Shut the door on the way out!"

Claire Herbert, 32, from Llanelli, South Wales, said: "I think more politicians should do things like this".

We were doing something that was like a dream, to play the Pyramid Stage on a Saturday night, it doesn't get better than that.