Potential US Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is fast becoming a firm favourite amongst many musicians in the US, in the same way that many threw their support behind Obama in the run-up to the 2008 election.

Vampire Weekend have come out in vocal support of Sanders, even appearing at a concert thrown in his name for the Iowa Presidential Caucus on Saturday.

Ezra Koenig and co. shared a stage with the likes of Lissie, actor Josh Hutcherson (aka Peeta from The Hunger Games), Mark Foster of Foster the People and others to speak on the night.

It culminated in Sanders joining Vampire Weekend and other musicians for a rendition of 'This Land is Your Land':


Vampire Weekend - whose last album was 2013's 'Modern Vampires of the City' - recently revealed that founding member Rostam Batmanglij would not be part of the band going forward, but will continue to write with them.