During a dramatic Prime Minister’s Questions, Mrs May joked about the Labour Live festival’s solidarity tent, which she claimed will not have any Labour MPs.
She then mocked Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn for the choice of festival headliners as Shadow Chancellor John McDonnell is among those who will appear on the June 16 stage.
She said: “I’ve heard the Labour leader is trying to organise a music festival.
“I’ll pass over the fact it will have a solidarity tent which will have no MPs in it.
“I don’t know if all members are aware of the headline act – the Shadow Chancellor and the Magic Numbers – that just about sums them up.”
The Labour festival has struggled to sell tickets with the party giving away some tickets for free.
Lucy Fisher, the Senior Political Correspondent of The Times told BBC Radio 5 Live: “The whole thing is a fiasco, isn’t it?
“I think a lot of people that I have spoken to who claimed to have raised concerns in and around the genesis of this project.
“I think approaches to major top-tier acts were sort of bungled. I think there were sort of misconceptions about who would be willing to play for free.”
Labour Live will take place at White Hart Recreation Ground in North London on June 16.
Confirmed music acts include The Magic Numbers, Rae Morris and Sam Fender.
Interested attendees initially had to pay £35 for a ticket to the event but they are now being handed out to party members for free after organisers failed to sell out the 20,000-capacity venue.
Last month, it was revealed that trade union Unite had bought up to 1,000 tickets and was giving them away to members due to low sales for the festival.
Source : EXPRESS