Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Thousands of people filled the Pyramid Stage field when Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn gave a speech about his hopes for the country's future.

Jeremy Corbyn told festival-goers that "peace is possible and must be achieved" as he appeared on stage at Glastonbury.

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.

Appearing between British singer-songwriter Craig David and USA rap act Run The Jewels, Corbyn - who promised during campaigning to abolish tuition fees - said he was proud to have led Labour into an election that delivered the biggest increase in the party's support since 1945.

"We haven't been on the road in a couple of years and we miss it, so we're going back out". It's been incredible. We work so hard on this festival, that you can nearly forget how good it is.

After thanking event organizer Michael Eavis for providing the setting, Corbyn opened with a short message for US President Donald Trump: "Build bridges not walls".

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Holly Maddick (19), from Buckinghamshire, said: "I think he's a really cool guy.It is not great the circumstances with the current government".

As he did during the election campaign, Corbyn also quoted a poem by 19th-century British revolutionary poet Percy Bysshe Shelley saying: "Rise, like lions after slumber".

The Labour leader arrived at the 900-acre musical extravaganza in Pilton, Somerset and met festival staff as well as organiser Michael Eavis, 81.

A Labour source said the remarks may have been "paraphrased" by Mr Eavis, adding: "Jeremy Corbyn has made clear he is keen to fight the next election which it is speculated could be in the next six months".

The Labour leader included the policy to back renewal of Trident in his election manifesto in recognition of the fact that it is the party's policy to keep the nuclear deterrent. "/ Shake your chains to earth like dew / Which in sleep had fallen on you: / Ye are many-they are few!" he said.

"I simply say to Theresa May, if she has the time this afternoon to be watching Glastonbury, we are ready for another election as soon as you like", he said.

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