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Labour Party to host music, art and politics festival

By | Published on Monday 19 March 2018

Labor Live

Capitalising on its growing support among young people – which either does or does not exist, depending on who you ask – The Labour Party has announced plans to hold its own festival this summer, Labour Live.

The event promises “loads of great bands, speakers from across literature and politics, campaign training, food and drink, kids’ entertainment”. Already confirmed to perform are Rae Morris, The Magic Numbers and Jermain Jackman.

The big draw of last year’s Glastonbury festival will also be on hand, of course. That being Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn. So will his best bud, shadow chancellor John McDonnell. They’ll be there to explain why Brexit’s actually great because it’ll make the trains run on time, or something.

Following Corbyn’s success at Glastonbury last year, Conservative MP George Freeman launched the Big Tent Ideas Festival for supporters of his party, which aimed to be a “cross between Hay-on-Wye and the Latitude festival”. The result was some Tories talking in a field, which doesn’t sound like a huge amount of fun. A promised second edition of the event this year is yet to be announced.

Labour Live is set to go ahead at the White Heart Lane Recreational Ground in North London on 16 Jun. Tickets are not yet on sale, but you can sign up for more info here. If that doesn’t take your fancy, I hear Vince Cable’s planning a Lib Dems drum circle and tombola.