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Jeremy Corbyn pulls out of Glastonbury appearance

Jeremy Corbyn Credit: PA

Labour Leader Jeremy Corbyn has announced that he's pulling out of a planned visit to the Glastonbury Festival tomorrow.

A spokesman said that he's "focusing on the issues" thrown up by the "momentous" EU referendum results.

He was due to appear on the Left Field stage at an event organised by singer and activist Billy Bragg.

Mr Corbyn's visit was announced three months ago. He would have been the first Labour leader to appear at Pilton.

Mud delays start of music on Glastonbury stage

The start of music on the Other Stage at Glastonbury was postponed today because the grass was water-logged. Organisers were forced to keep back the crowd and lay down wood chippings to soak up the mud. After a delay of nearly an hour the festival organiser Michael Eavis cut a ribbon to get the music underway saying that it was a "gloomy morning for many reasons".

Crowds held back because of mud Credit: ITV West Country


Michael Eavis performs Elvis Karaoke

We caught up with Mr Eavis earlier today Credit: ITV News

Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis wowed the Thursday night crowds at Worthy Farm by performing karaoke.

It's something he's been known to do in recent festivals and this year he took on an Elvis Presley classic - 'Can't Help Falling In Love'.

The moment was recorded on Periscope by a festivalgoer. You can catch it her

Glastonbury 2016 - the mud before the music

Here are some images from the festival site as revellers prepare for the music to start tomorrow.

Snow sledges come in handy for crossing muddy tracks Credit: Yui Mok/PA
First time festival-goer Truc Luu, 27, from Australia. Credit: Yui Mok/PA
A wheely bin looks like a practical option Credit: Yui Mok/PA
Mud outside food stalls at the festival Credit: Yui Mok/PA
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