Thousands of fans chant 'Oh Jeremy Corbyn' at music festival

Wednesday, August 15, 2018

A video from Boardmasters festival in Cornwall shows that Jeremy Corbyn is still as popular as ever with music fans.

The video was posted last week by DJ Dan, the creator of club night Propaganda, as he DJed the silent disco at the music festival.

"The chants of @UKLabour @jeremycorbyn were deafening last night at @boardmasters Festival where I DJed for @PropagandaClub & @SilentDiscoKing! It was the biggest Silent Disco ever in the world! 18k people," he wrote.

The chanting took place on August 9, the night before the Daily Mail published pictures of Corbyn in a Tunisian cemetery where members of Palestinian terror group Black September are buried

Corbyn has since been heavily criticised for appearing not to provide clarity on the circumstances of him attending the memorial service in Tunisia in 2014.

Black September were behind the Munich Massacre of 1972, where 11 Israeli athletes were held hostage and killed at the Summer Olympics.

Asked about his attendance at the memorial by Sky News last year, Corbyn said he'd been there to lay a wreath for the victims of an air strike by Israeli forces in 1976.

The air strike targeted the Palestinian Liberation Organisation's headquarters in Tunis.

However Corbyn provided a slightly different answer when asked again by Sky News last week, saying he was not "actually involved in it [the ceremony]". 

 

Popular among music fans

Corbyn has become a popular figure among music fans. 

Last year, he appeared on the covers of the music magazines NME and Kerrang!, and the metal band Architects have endorsed him on stage at shows.

Jeremy Corbyn's speech at Glastonbury last year. Video: Jeremy Corbyn/YouTube

He appeared at Glastonbury festival in 2017, and drew the support of artists from the grime scene, including Stormzy, AJ Tracey, Novelist and Akala.

JME spent time with Corbyn before last year's general election and urged fans to register to vote. 

Update 16/08/18: This story has been amended to clarify that the crowd chanting happened the night before the story about Corbyn was published