Enter Shikari get political during Glastonbury set

Band watched by Keith Flint as they play the Other Stage

Enter Shikari played a politically-charged set on Glastonbury‘s Other Stage this afternoon (June 28), encouraging the massive audience to make a stand against war.

“Lets hear it Glastonbury, I wanna see every pair of hands in the air!” frontman Roughton Reynolds instructed the audience, before playing opening song ‘Solidarity’.

Wearing shorts and a T-shirt, the frontman was in an energetic mood for the entirety of the band’s set, running, jumping and climbing around the stage.

‘Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour’ saw bassist Chris Batten tell the crowd to create a wall of death – where fans part and then mosh and run towards each other.

The band followed that song up by playing ‘Fanfare Of The Conscious Man’, which Reynolds said was “about the last ten years of war and hatred”.

The impassioned frontman then asked the crowd to sing the song’s chorus as loud as possible (“We’ll be together against this/We’ll be forever against this”).

For the song, the band were joined by five trumpet players (who stayed onstage throughout the rest of the gig to sing backing vocals, dance and add extra percussion).

Later in Enter Shikari‘s set, the band played another politically-charged song, ‘Havoc’.

The track’s chorus of “All this killing is obscene/Shut down the war machine” also garnered a huge singalong from the crowd.

The band were forced to cut one song from their set – which was watched by The Prodigy‘s Keith Flint – because guitarist Rory Clewlow‘s instrument cut out.

“You fucked up, Rory,” Reynolds joked before playing final song ‘Juggernaughts’.

Enter Shikari played:

‘Anything Can Happen In The Next Half Hour’
‘Fanfare Of The Conscious Man’
‘No Sleep Tonight’

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