LABOUR MPS are being encouraged to drum-up support for the party’s Labour Live (cap. 20,000) festival, with only a small fraction of tickets sold for the event at Tottenham’s White Hart Lane recreation ground, set for 16 June.
It is believed that only around 3,000 tickets have been sold, which could leave organisers with a loss of more than £500,000.
Tickets cost £35, with a £5 discount for the unemployed, although free coaches are now being offered to local constituency Labour parties across the country to encourage people to attend, with free tickets being given away to party members.
Artistes appearing include Rae Morris, Reverend and the Makers and The Magic Numbers, with Labour party leader Jeremy Corbyn and shadow chancellor John McDonnell set to be speaking.
“Ticket sales have been positive, and we are offering free tickets to under-14s,” a Labour spokesman tells LIVE UK, adding that the event will be “a festival of music, art and politics”.
More acts were due to be announced as LIVE UK went to print.