Labour’s plan for a Glasto-style music festival is a daring gamble. Here’s the reason

Jeremy Corbyn took Glastonbury by storm [Image: Rex Features].

Remember ‘Tory Glastonbury’?

I do.

It was dreamed up by George Freeman, a Tory MP who wanted to know why Labour supporters had all the fun in politics.

Well, his event demonstrated all the reasons we needed to see.

That’s why I think it is very courageous of Labour to plan a similar event.

We know Jeremy Corbyn is hugely popular at established events and gigs by major bands.

But with Mr Freeman’s event as a precedent, is Labour on a hiding to nothing with this plan?

Or is the party on a trajectory to pop superstardom?

Labour are planning their own Glastonbury-style music festival to celebrate Jeremy Corbyn ’s upsurge in support.

Party figures are planning a day-long event to take place in North London in June.

It comes after the Labour leader was given a rapturous reception at last year’s Glastonbury, where he gave a speech from the Pyramid Stage.

Source: Labour are planning a Glastonbury-style music festival for Jeremy Corbyn fans – Mirror Online


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5 thoughts on “Labour’s plan for a Glasto-style music festival is a daring gamble. Here’s the reason

  1. Steve Kind

    This “Glasto style” is just spin by the Mirror, which is still, after all, a tabloid paper. The much more modest, (in music terms) plans by Labour are. to my mind, HUGE in political terms, and just what we have been waiting for as a sign of the times. I met my wife almost 40 years ago at a huge Rock Against Racism gig in London – we had come down on a coach from Leeds laid on by our Union – by the time we were on the coach back we were a “couple” – Early years of our relationship were surrounded by mass mobilisation cultural events such as an Anti Nazi festival on Woodhouse Moor in Leeds – and another against cruise missiles. The Corbyn surge has been awesome, but has not yet become a cultural movement of the sort we saw back then. If it’s handled well, this could be the beginning of the Great Change we have all been working for. Fingers firmly crossed, eyes on the prize. Just, this time, let’s hope it doesn’t take 10 years and finish up with Tony Blair ……

  2. 4foxandhare

    In my opinion, it’s a great idea. It was wonderful seeing the enthusiasm with which Mr Corbyn was greeted, at the Glasto Festival in June of last year. Who could forget the huge crowd shouting: “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn”.

  3. rotzeichen

    It’s a great idea but please locate it outside London, everything happens in London do it in the north where it would make more sense, and more accessible to the rest of the country, even I would travel north, but London would be just talking to yourself.

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