Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

In astonishing scenes for a music festival, an estimated 135,000 Glasto revelers congregated at the Pyramid stage to watch Corbyn give a rousing 20 minute speech before USA rap duo Run the Jewels took to the stage.

Granted, we know that Corbyn loves some grime and indie rock, but the Labour leader will actually be addressing the public on the Pyramid Stage from 4pm.

Chants of "Oh Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes were heard as the crowd - said by some Glastonbury regulars to be the biggest they'd ever seen - waited for his appearance.

Most Labour MPs thought Jeremy Corbyn would lead them to annihilation at the General Election, shadow home secretary Diane Abbott has said.

He said: 'They were fed up with being told they don't matter, fed up with being told they never participate, and utterly fed up that their generation is paying more to get less'.

He was driven to the Greenpeace area of the site, where he posed for pictures in the Greenpeace Cafe and was met by cheering crowds.

Festival-goers have been shouting the Islington North MP's name, as well as "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn".

The site is strewn with flags bearing Corbyn's name, T-shirts featuring his face and riding a fox through fields of wheat towards Prime Minister Theresa May.

During Friday's headline slot, Radiohead frontman Thom Yorke recited Mrs May's "strong and stable" election slogan, with crowds chanting "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn".

He then said: 'See you later, Theresa. "Shut the door on the way out!"

After stepping out to cheers, he thanked Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis for setting up the festival, describing it as "a place where people come together and achieve things".

'I think he has a fundamental sense of justice, of real political change, of being anti-war and anti-nuclear.

"We've always known that austerity was a choice - a choice made by those at the top, which has harmed the lives of many to maintain the privileges of a few, but has had absolutely devastating and frankly inhumane consequences for those at the very bottom of our society".

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