Sign a petition for New Order to perform ‘World In Motion’ at Glastonbury Festival with John Barnes

Comedian Keith Allen could also join the live rendition of New Order's Three Lions classic.

A petition has been started in order to get UK quartet New Order to perform their classic ‘World In Motion’ song with footballer John Barnes, live at Glastonbury 2016, it was reported today (March 30).

New Order were yesterday (March 29) confirmed to join the Somerset festival’s line up alongside a whole host of artists completing the 2016 bill. The festival runs this year at its traditional home of Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from 22-26 June.

New Order’s ‘World In Motion’ – which sound-tracked England’s World Cup campaign in 1990 – has been a favourite with music fans and football supporters since its release, containing a infamous rap delivered by Barnes himself and considered an anthem ever since. View the original track in the player below.


According to DIY, the petition – started by Tom Sharp – appeared on crowd-sourcing website, asking for signatures in exchange for a live performance of the track. Comedian Keith Allen is also said to be included in the dream line up.

“Surely it’ll be brilliant if John Barnes and Keith Allen came on stage to perform with New Order for the Three Lions anthem ‘World in Motion” he wrote.

“Should England qualify from the group stage, the performance would go down a storm. Credit goes to Mr Matt Young from ‘Glasto Chat’, I simply provided the petition!” he also says on the official petition page.

Read more: Glastonbury Festival 2016 line-up announced: LCD Soundsystem, Foals, The 1975, Beck and more

Now, newly confirmed are Beck, Foals, LCD Soundsystem, Chvrches, James Blake, PJ Harvey, ZZ Top, New Order, Disclosure, Stormzy and Bring Me The Horizon have all been included in the 2016 edition’s extended line-up announcement.


They will be joined by Skepta, Ellie Goulding, The 1975, The Last Shadow Puppets, Grimes, Jake Bugg, Fatboy Slim, Guy Garvey, Madness, Wolf Alice, Bat For Lashes and more. See the full line-up poster at the bottom of the article.

Reaction to the line-up has so far been mixed, with one fan describing the bill as “one of the best line-ups they’ve had in a while” and another calling it “beyond shocking, really bad”.

One NME reader wrote: “A few surprises I didn’t see coming like Beck and Madness. Can’t wait!”

However, another said: “Barring Foals and Muse, that line up doesn’t excite me very much”.