With most of Glastonbury’s acts coming from the UK itself, they wasted no time on stage in voicing their opinions on the infamous Brexit vote that happened recently.
From big names like Adele, Ellie Goulding and Bastille to smaller ones like Novelist and David Albarn, everyone had an opinion to share on stage.
Adele had this to say: “It’s a bit weird the stuff that’s going on at the moment for all of us, and we need to look after each other,” thus offering a very neutral response to the entire fiasco.
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Ellie Goulding’s response was on similar lines too. “I know things have been a bit weird the past few days. Actually, that’s an understatement. But it is so nice to be in a place where there is so much unity and where everyone is so happy and friendly and dancing together and laughing together and loving each other.”
Bastille on the other hand was always pro-Bremain along with his fans, and made his opinion public in a very different way. He changed the lyrics of his hit Pompeii live, from “And the walls kept tumbling down/ In the city that we love” to “And the pound kept tumbling down/On the weekend that we love”.
Damon Albarn was pro-Bremain too. “I have a heavy heart today. Democracy has failed us. Democracy has failed us because it was ill informed and I want you to know that when we all leave here, we can change that decision. It is possible,” said the frontman of Blur.
1975’s frontman Matt Healy was an ardent Bremain supporter, and his statements made it even more valid. “I feel like I’ve got a responsiblity to say something. What I feel, what a lot of young people feel, is that there’s a sentiment among older people who have voted in a future that we don’t f**king want,” stated the singer.
To top it all off, Glastonbury had a poster of their own, with a touching poem to summarise the fiasco:
What Glastonbury has to say about Brexit #EU #Glasto2016 pic.twitter.com/1WGUyorHb0
— Indy Music (@IndyMusic) June 24, 2016