Ellie Goulding breaks up crowd fight at Eden Project gig

'That song is meant to be happiness, not fights,' says singer as scuffle halts rendition of 'Anything Can Happen'

Ellie Goulding was forced to break up a fight during her headline show at the Eden Project in Cornwall on Tuesday evening (July 8).

The singer was performing at an Eden Sessions gig when a scuffle in the crowd interrupted her rendition of ‘Anything Can Happen’. Digital Spy reports Goulding halted her performance to try and make peace between the gig-goers and ended up trading verbal barbs with them.

“Girls, what’s up? That song is meant to be happiness, not fights,” she said. “No drink throwing. It’s not nice. It’s really annoying and it’s bloody sticky.” Then, when one of the girls involved in the fight began to answer back, Goulding retorted: “We’ve all got stories, doesn’t mean you have to tell them.”

She also told the crowd to stop booing the perpetrators, stating “Stop boos. Booing isn’t nice”, and later said: “It’s quite a laddish crowd tonight, fights breaking out, drinks spilling.”

Goulding released her second album, ‘Halcyon’, in 2012. She was one of a number of artists to play gigs at this year’s Eden Sessions, with other concerts including sets from Pixies, Dizzee Rascal, Katy B and Skrillex. Elbow will close 2014’s run of gigs with shows on July 14 and 15.