Watch Michael Eavis officially open The Other Stage

The owner of Worthy Farm cut the ceremonial ribbon on the festival's second biggest stage earlier this morning

Michael Eavis officially opened proceedings on The Other Stage at Glastonbury Festival today with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting.

Introducing the first band of the day, James, to the stage this morning (June 24), Eavis, wearing his customary pair of shorts, took the opportunity to bring some cheer to a campsite largely coming to terms with the result of the EU Referendum.

“On this rather gloomy morning – for several reasons – we’ve got one of the best bands from the ’80s: give a hand for James, please!” he said, before cutting a red ribbon that was stretched across the stage to big cheers.

Watch the moment below:

James then went on to dedicate a track to those who’d supported the Remain campaign in the referendum.

Addressing the crowd, guitarist Larry Gott addressed one song to “all the beautiful people who voted to remain”.

“We stand in front of you today unified in the sadness that our country decided to turn against people,” Gott continued. “Well, fuck them.”