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Jeremy Corbyn gets rock star welcome at Glastonbury Festival

Associated Press logo Associated Press 6/24/2017
Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

LONDON (AP) — Britain's famed Glastonbury music festival has embraced an unlikely headline act: Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Corbyn, 68, received a rock star welcome from thousands of festival-goers, who chanted his name and held up signs that read "I love Jeremy Corbyn" as he took to the festival's main stage. Corbyn gave a wide-ranging speech on women's rights, Brexit, global warming and London's Grenfell Tower fire tragedy.

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Even before his arrival, music fans at the festival were singing "Oh, Jeremy Corbyn" to the tune of "Seven Nation Army."

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

The politician, who is popular with Britain's young voters, was set to introduce U.S. hip hop duo Run The Jewels.

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)

Performers at this year's Glastonbury included Katy Perry, Foo Fighters, Radiohead and Ed Sheeran.

Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP) © The Associated Press Britain's Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, left, and organiser Michael Eavis appear onstage at the Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, in Somerset, England, Saturday, June 24, 2017. (Photo by Grant Pollard/Invision/AP)
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