Reading Festival crowd chants 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' at silent disco

Reading Festival crowd chants 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' at silent disco

Monday, August 27, 2018

Music fans showed their support for Jeremy Corbyn at Reading Festival last Friday as they chanted his name at a silent disco.

DJ Dan, creator of indie and rock club night Propaganda, DJed the silent disco at the festival site on August 24.

The ‘Oh Jeremy Corbyn’ chant, sung to the tune of the White Stripes’ Seven Nation Army, originated around the time of the election in 2017, and is still going strong among gig and festival goers.

“More incredible @UKLabour @jeremycorbyn chants DJing last night at @OfficialRandL Reading Festival Silent Disco for @PropagandaClub & @SilentDiscoKing! Across the country the voices for change can’t be ignored!” Dan wrote on Twitter.

He got a similar reception when he helmed the silent disco at Boardmasters festival earlier this month, and also documented the crowd chanting Corbyn’s name.

Corbyn, who is facing accusations of anti-Semitism after a number of instances of him spending time with people linked to Palestinian terror groups and making remarks about Zionists surfaced, has proved popular in the music world since last year’s General Election campaign.

He’s appeared at Glastonbury festival, had a grime concert, Grime4Corbyn, arranged in his honour, and graced the front covers of NME and Kerrang! magazines.

Reading and Leeds festivals took place from August 24-26, attracting around 90,000 people to Reading and almost 80,000 to Leeds.

This year, the line-up featured the likes of Panic! at the Disco, Fall Out Boy, Kendrick Lamar, Dua Lipa and Kings of Leon.