Jeremy Corbyn set to speak at Queen’s Park tomorrow

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Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is set to join speakers at the Govanhill Music Festival this weekend in the Queen’s Park Arena.

The Labour leader’s scheduled attendance tomorrow is part of his whistle-stop tour around constituencies he hopes to wrest from the SNP at a future General Election.

It’s understood First Minister Nicola Sturgeon was set to speak at today’s events.

No less than three major events coalesce in Queens Park over the two days - the Glasgow Unity Festival, Govanhill International Carnival and the Govanhill Against Racism concert.

The weekend opens with The Glasgow Unity Festival, which explores the south side’s diverse and multicultural community and how it shapes our heritage.

Today a parade through Govanhill was set to head for the park and the Govanhill International Carnival 2017, (2pm to 5pm) where there will be music and family-friendly activities all afternoon.

The Govanhill Against Racism Festival organised by the Alistair Hullett Memorial Trust (AHMT) is a two day music event featuring two concerts.

Tomorrow, Roots Rock Reggae Against Racism (ticketed) features the cream of British reggae – Aswad, Misty in Roots and Black Roots.

On Monday (ticketed) Black Grape are the headline act supported by beatboxer Bigg Taj and Colonel Mustard and the Dijon 5.

Fatima Uygun, from the promoters AHMT said: “We are delighted that Jeremy Corbyn will be joining us at Queens Park, and speaking in The Arena, where Paul Robeson sang in 1960 after leading the MayDay parade.”