Rae Morris,The Magic Numbers and The Voice winner Jermain Jackman are set to appear at Labour Live, the Labour Party’s one day festival.

Leader Jeremy Corbyn will also speak at the event, which will take place at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane recreation ground on Saturday 16 June.

The festival is billed as a brand new one-day festival of music, art and politics.

Shadow chancellor John McDonnell and local MP Kate Osamor, the shadow secretary of state for International Development, will also speak.

Democratic socialist Corbyn appeared on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival last year, where he introduced rap duo Run The Jewels.

“This place in Glastonbury is truly wonderful. I remember coming here as a child, being taken up to Glastonbury Tor by my mum and dad and I thought what a magical area this is because there’s something very special about it”, Corbyn told the Glastonbury crowd.

“It’s a place where people come together and they achieve things. We have a democracy because people lay down their lives so that we might get the right to vote.”

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The announcement follows the Conservative party’s own festival, MP George Freeman’s ‘Big Tent Ideas Festival’.

The invite-only event, is billed as a cross between book festival Hay-on-Wye and rock festival Latitude and saw 200 people trekking to the farm in Berkshire to develop their centre-right political thoughts.

The ‘Big Tent Ideas Festival’ will be “much bigger and much more public” this year, according to the event’s statement.

Organisers say the Conservative’s festival will include centre-right political thinkers alongside arts, music and poetry – the date and line-up will be announced in March.

 

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