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Corbyn calls for June election to coincide with Glastonbury

Jeremy Corbyn Glastonbury 2017
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Jeremy Corbyn has called for a snap June general election in the hope that it secures him a return to Glastonbury’s Pyramid stage.

The Labour leader, who has been struggling with the political equivalent of that ‘difficult third album’ since his 2017 Glastonbury performance, is hoping the publicity boost from a snap election in June will see him invited back to Glastonbury’s famous stage.

Popular on the squat scene and at miners benefit gigs during the 1980s, Corbyn remained a much loved but largely cult act until his back catalogue was rediscover by the millennial generation.

His newfound popularity with millennials saw him take the Labour Party back to its leftwing agitpop roots in 2015, leading to his now legendary Glastonbury performance. 


In a  stripped back acoustic set, Jeremy delivered fan favourites like The Elites Got It Wrong, Build Bridges Not Walls and For The Many Not The Few to rapturous applause in 2017. 

However, like many a reformed Indie act before him, Corbyn's new material has not been well received and some predicted 2019 would see him return to busking for the queue at the Shiiine On Weekender.

While both the general election and full Glastonbury line-up are still to be confirmed, Theresa May has recently been connected with rapper Plan B and Stormzy, a Corbyn fan, is rumoured to have headline slot. 

Fans are still unlikely to see a televised leaders debate this summer but could be in for a treat if the two party leaders go head to head at Worthy Farm.


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