Jeremy Corbyn appeared on stage as Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis walked off the stage just after 4pm. “Michael, don't go!” Mr Corbyn said, calling Mr Eavis back. “Can you all give it up for Michael Eavis please?
Has there ever been so much rabid excitement for a politician's appearance at a music festival? Jeremy Corbyn has landed at Glastonbury, and the mood is ecstatic. Before coming on stage, chants of 'Oh, Jeremy Corbyn' echo out across Worthy Farm, the politician's supporting act - Craig David - having warmed up the Pyramid Stage.
Fans were ecstatic after Jeremy Corbyn gave a powerful speech on the Pyramid Stage at this year's Glastonbury Festival. The now-famous chant of “Ohh, Jeremy Corbyn” to the tune of ‘Seven Nation Army’ by the White Stripes was heard for at least 20 minutes before he appeared on stage.
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Jeremy Corbyn took to the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival where he addressed thousands of revellers before Run The Jewels performed. The Labour leader had arguably been one of the most anticipated “acts” to appear at the event, despite admitting he has little musical talent himself. The now-famous chant of “Ohh, Jeremy Corbyn” to the tune of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes was heard for at least 20 minutes before he appeared on stage.
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The opening slot on the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury is usually way down on the list of must-sees for most punters. After the excesses of Thursday night a handful of paracetamol and a full English is the usual cure. There can’t be any better way to ease into the first full day of festivities than soaring strings and club anthems.
Chants of “oh Jeremy Corbyn” have been heard around Worthy Farm since the first revellers arrived on Wednesday. The Labour leader is arguably the most talked-about act at Glastonbury this year and he doesn't (as far as we know) even sing. If you're not at Glastonbury you can still watch Corbyn's introduction on the BBC's Glastonbury website or on BBC iPlayer, where you have six stages to choose from.