Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez has been invited to speak at Glastonbury

And now we want tickets more than anything.

And now we want tickets more than anything.

You would have to be living under a rock not to have heard of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, especially in recent months. The US Democratic politician was made Representative for New York’s 14th congressional district in January this year but the millennial is nothing like her predecessors.

The activist known best by her initials, AOC, wears Zara, serves up razor-sharp comebacks and until recently worked in a bar while launching her campaign. Oh and did we mention that she’s 29 years old?

Yes, AOC is one huge breath of fresh air, and with a political system in desperate need of a shake up – she couldn’t have come at a better time.

It seems that her influence is so strong in fact that she has been asked to perform at Glastonbury festival this summer.


If AOC does choose to perform, she will be following in the footsteps of Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn who she is known to get along with, tweeting about him earlier this year after sharing a phonecall:

‘It was an honour to share such a lovely and wide-reaching conversation with you, Jeremy Corbyn! Also honoured to share a great hope in the peace, prosperity + justice that everyday people can create when we uplift one another across class, race + identity both at home & abroad’.

With Jeremy being the last politician to perform at Glastonbury, we’re sure he’ll give AOC some pointers.

Congratulations to Alexandria Ocasio Cortez!

Jenny Proudfoot
Features Editor

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