Glastonbury organisers have posted a statement about Brexit.
The UK voted to leave the EU today in a historic move. The country is the first to leave the EU.
After the news broke this morning, a statement on the event appeared online in the form of a poem.
“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’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.”
— Glastonbury Festival (@GlastoFest) June 24, 2016
The music world reacted with sadness to the news the Leave campaign had won.
Franz Ferdinand singer Alex Kapranos showed his anger at Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, who stayed largely silent during the referendum campaign apart from an awkward appearance on Channel 4’s The Last Leg. Kapranos tweeted: “Your silence until the final hour was deafening, @jeremycorbyn.”