Jeremy Corbyn cancels Glastonbury appearance to ‘focus on the much bigger issues facing the country’

Labour leader was due to take part in a talk on the Left Field stage on Sunday (June 26)

Glastonbury Festival organisers have confirmed that Jeremy Corbyn has pulled out of his planned appearance at the festival.

The Labour leader was due to take part in a talk on the Left Field stage on Sunday (June 26). It was billed as “Jez We Can: Jeremy Corbyn In Conversation”.

A journalist for Press Association tweeted the news earlier today (June 24), saying a spokesman had confirmed he would “focusing on the issues” thrown up by the “momentous” EU referendum results rather than heading to Worthy Farm.

Now a statement has been posted to the Glastonbury Twitter page, which reads: “We’re sorry to announce that Jeremy Corbyn’s office have confirmed that he will no longer be able to attend the festival as he now needs to focus on the much bigger issues facing the country after a momentous vote to leave the EU.” See that below.

Labour MPs have made a vote of no confidence in Corbyn today, following his EU referendum campaign.

Franz Ferdinand‘s Alex Kapranos criticised the party leader on Twitter following the news the Leave campaign had won. “Your silence until the final hour was deafening, @jeremycorbyn,” he wrote.