Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Jeremy Corbyn intends to scrap the UK's Trident nuclear programme as soon as possible, according to the founder of the Glastonbury festival, Michael Eavis.

One of the more popular chants among the crowds has been "Oh Jeremy Corbyn", sung to the tune of the White Stripes' Seven Nation Army.

Dismissed as a left-wing no-hoper before elections on June 8, Corbyn attracted a surge of support from 18-24 year-olds that helped his Labour Party deny Prime Minister Theresa May a parliamentary majority.

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United Kingdom opposition Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn isn't the first person you'd associate with the famed Glastonbury music festival.

Festivalgoer Cara Cane wearing a Jeremy Corbyn t-shirt at Glastonbury Festival, at Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Corbyn, a 68-year-old leftist, has not only survived attempts by some members of his own party to oust him but has also now led Labour to unexpected electoral gains against the Conservatives.

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Claire Herbert (32), from Llanelli, South Wales, said: "I think more politicians should do things like this".

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn will also appear on the Pyramid Stage to introduce United States rap act Run The Jewels.

Mr Eavis told the festival's on-site newspaper: 'Millions of young people, Glastonbury people, voted for him. As the name suggests, the land on which the festival takes place is a working dairy farm, so each year the site needs a drastic renovation to make it festival ready.

He then said: 'See you later, Theresa.

As far as the staging was concerned, he just borrowed the next band, Run The Jewel's stage set-up, whom he was touted to introduce, but sadly did not.

Mr Eavis, who founded Glastonbury in 1970, is a huge fan of Mr Corbyn and praised his "fundamental sense of justice".

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