Corbyn’s festival hit sour note after headline band’s foul rant against Royals exposed

Jon McClure, lead singer of Reverend and the Makers

The struggling ‘Jezfest’ rock festival designed to whip up support for Jeremy Corbyn hit another sour note last night after it emerged that the headline act made obscene remarks about the Royal Wedding.

Pop group Reverend And The Makers posted several tweets the day after last month’s ceremony, including an unprintable comment about Prince Harry, Prince William and their mother, Princess Diana.

Other tweets said the Monarchy was ‘f****** offensive’ and that Meghan’s dress cost ‘more than it cost to clad Grenfell Tower’. 

The band also accused police of throwing the homeless off the streets of Windsor to make way for ‘all them Cliff Richard fans in Union Jack suits’.

Earlier tweets by the group cruelly mocked Kate Middleton’s figure after a French magazine took topless photographs of her in 2012, and poured scorn on Take That star Gary Barlow for appearing with Prince William at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee concert in 2012, comparing his behaviour to a sex act.

And the band tweeted a sick joke about former Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher following her death in 2013.

Another refers to the film of the Queen making a Nazi salute when she was a seven-year-old child, saying it showed the Royals were ‘the worst’.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at Wirral Live at Prenton Park on May 20, 2017 in Birkenhead, England

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn speaks to the crowd at Wirral Live at Prenton Park on May 20, 2017 in Birkenhead, England

Reverend And The Makers, fronted by self-styled ‘Reverend’ John McClure, a leading Corbyn supporter, are performing at Saturday’s Labour Live pop festival in North London.

The event was planned by the Labour Party after Mr Corbyn’s successful appearance at Glastonbury last year. 

But it faces being a flop with most of the 20,000 tickets still unsold at their £35 face value, forcing organisers to give them away to spare the Labour leader’s blushes.

Mr McClure has praised Mr Corbyn’s ‘brilliant’ policies and played a part in the Labour leader’s unlikely rise as a pop icon. 

He introduced Mr Corbyn at a concert in Tranmere last year when fans first chanted ‘O, Jeremy Corbyn’ to the White Stripes tune Seven Nation Army.

Tory Party vice-chairman Rehman Chishti said: ‘These are utterly shameful attacks against our Royal Family and it beggars belief this is the band Labour have chosen to headline their concert. Jeremy Corbyn must now say whether he is willing to share a stage with the people who have made such offensive remarks.’