Musicians react as Scotland votes in independence referendum

Johnny Marr, Björk, Franz Ferdinand and Muse's Matt Bellamy among those to air their opinions

Musicians including Muse frontman Matt Bellamy, Björk and Johnny Marr are backing the ‘Yes’ campaign as Scottish voters decide today (September 18) whether Scotland should become an independent country.

Scottish musicians including Edwyn Collins, Mogwai’s Stuart Braithwaite and Franz Ferdinand frontman Alex Kapranos have also made their opinions known on a day that could change the political map of the British Isles forever.

Braithwaite has been vocal in his desire for an independent Scotland and earlier this week (September 16) tweeted a picture of a household decorated in ‘Yes’ signs taken while out canvassing.

Mogwai were among the artists to appear at pro-independence event A Night for Scotland last Sunday (September 14). Franz Ferdinand, Amy Macdonald, Frightened Rabbit, Eddi Reader and Deacon Blue’s Lorraine McIntosh and Ricky Ross also performed to the crowd of almost 3,000.

Among the musicians to urge Scottish voters to keep Scotland as part of the United Kingdom are David Bowie, Mick Jagger, Sting, Brian Ferry and David Gilmour, who were among 200 famous people to sign an open letter last month as part of the Let’s Stay Together campaign.

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