Two Door Cinema Club blame Brexit win on ‘backwards-thinking old people’

Band share their reaction to the historic EU Referendum vote

Two Door Cinema Club have shared their reaction to the news that the British public have voted to leave the European Union.

Speaking to NME at Glastonbury Festival, frontman Alex Trimble said: “It’s the younger generation that this is going to affect. I guess they were outnumbered on the day by a bunch of backwards-thinking old people.”

Bandmate Sam Halliday added: “It’s way too complex an issue for the general public to vote on. I don’t know enough about it to warrant a vote, to be fair. I just think the leave camp has been picking debates that sound nice but is clearly not true.”

Watch in the video below.


Bastille meanwhile called the decision to leave the EU “the worst news you could imagine”.

Glastonbury Festival has also released a statement about Brexit. “Everyone is repeating they have no words/But we’re full of them,” it began, before stating today is “a day that none of us have felt less British.”

It continued: “As those around us crack open breakfast wine and shout for revolt/I think we’re pretty safe in the knowledge that it’s nobody’s here fault/So let’s trudge on through the mud/And sing out loud our protest songs.”

Read the full statement below.

“Everyone is repeating they have no words,
But we’re full of them.
As the camp wakes up to the news,
Tents come alive with profanity,
It can’t be true, can it, really?
It is.
It’s a day none of us have felt less British.
As those around us crack open breakfast wine and shout for revolt.
I think we’re pretty safe in the knowledge that it’s nobody’s here fault.
So let’s trudge on through the mud,
And sing out loud our protest songs.
As the country is divided – in this field we belong,
Embrace your fellow Glastonbury,
As they are feeling just like you,
Goodbye old friend,
We’ll miss you a lot,
Our little mate the EU.”