Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn has accepted an invitation to speak at this year’s Glastonbury Festival from the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament. Mr Corbyn will speak out against plans to renew the controversial Trident programme and call on the government to ban the bomb in front of the crowd of 135,000 music fans.

Jeremy CorbynJeremy Corbyn will appear at this year’s Glastonbury festival.

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.” Corbyn will appear alongside festival regular and political activist Billy Bragg on his Left Field stage.

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Bragg commented: “The election of Jeremy Corbyn as Labour leader has galvanised a new generation of activists and this year at Left Field and we aim to give them a platform to discuss issues around social justice, the economy, gender and the possibilities for genuine change under a Corbyn government.”

Also appearing on the Left Field stage will be Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell. A spokesperson for Mr Corbyn said: “Jeremy has long been a fan of Glastonbury, and is looking forward to attending as a guest of the CND and the festival organisers.”

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The festival, which takes place at Worthy Farm in Somerset will run this year from June 22nd to 26th. Headlining the Pyramid Stage on the Friday night will be Muse, while Adele will take the Saturday night slot and Coldplay will close festivities on the Sunday.