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Glastonbury fans hold flash mob to show 'solidarity' after Brexit results

The group formed a heart and 12 stars around it in the Park Field

Emma Viola Lilja

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A group of Glastonbury attendees held a flash mob at the festival today (June 26) to show "solidarity" in the aftermath of the Brexit result.

The event took place in the Park Field area of the Worthy Farm site at 5pm, with people forming the shape of a heart with 12 stars around it, to represent the EU flag.

A poster for the flash mob read: "Come show your solidarity for the people of Europe and beyond."

"The eyes of the world are on Glastonbury. Let's use the opportunity to promote unity and peace."

News of the EU referendum results broke on the first day of the festival (June 23), with many of the artists referencing it during their performances.


The 1975's Matt Healy described the decision as a "sentiment of anti-compassion".

"This song is about compassion, and loving people, and I feel like as a young person I've got a responsibility to say something," he said ahead of 'Loving Someone'. "What do I know, I don't fucking know anything. I'm a popstar in a suit, but what I feel, and I know what a lot of people my age feel is that there's this sentiment of anti-compassion that's spread across an older generation and voted in a future that we don't fucking want."

As the crowd cheered loudly with approval, he continued: "And like I said, I know, I'm a popstar, what do I know, but it is appropriate for me to say that because I'm here, because we're at Glastonbury, and Glastonbury stands for fucking everything that our generation fucking wants.

"Compassion, social responsibility, unity, community, everything like that. Fucking loving people. And I think that when you stand on a stage like this, in front of so many obviously beautiful, intelligent people, it's difficult to say nothing. I love you, Glastonbury, thank you so much for coming to our set."
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