Unite step in to save Labour’s struggling ‘mini Glastonbury’ music festival

Ticket sales for Labour Live have reportedly been slow

Unite have stepped in to save Labour’s struggling music festival, dubbed a “mini Glastonbury“.

The inaugural Labour Live is due to take place at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane Recreation Ground on June 16. Only 2,500 tickets, which are priced at £35, for the 15,000 capacity venue have sold so far, according to reports.

The British and Irish trade union group have now stepped in to help encourage people to attend the one-day event. They are offering free travel to London for the festival for those who need it, and are giving away 1,000 tickets on a first-come-first-served basis.

As The Guardian reports, party insiders have spoken about fears of a seven-figure loss if Labour Live does not go well. However, the party has officially denied the loss could be that bad.

Unite sent out a message to its members, which read: “If you are quick, you have the chance to book a free ticket for the event. Unite have 1,000 tickets to give away on a first-come-first-served basis… Contact your local Labour party regional office to find out about the free travel services we’re providing.”

Acts booked to perform at Labour Live include The Magic Numbers, Rae Morris, Hookworms, Reverend And The Makers, and more. Jeremy Corbyn will appear alongside Kate Osamor and John McDonnell, while the day will also feature kids’ entertainment, journalists Owen Jones and Maya Goodfellow, and more.

Labour Live was announced back in March, following Jeremy Corbyn’s appearance on the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival last year, where he received a rapturous response. You can grab tickets to Labour Live here and find out more about the event here.