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Glastonbury 2024: The Last Dinner Party speak on the General Election, encourage voters to “have some fucking empathy”

The Last Dinner Party have spoken out about the General Election, which is scheduled to take place next Thursday (July 4) while at Glastonbury.Taking to the Other Stage this afternoon (June 29) at Worthy Farm, lead vocalist Abigail Morris introduced hit single ‘Nothing Matters’ with a short speech, asking voters to “protect each other and just having some fucking empathy.”She began: “I just want to take a minute [to speak] because of how many people are here watching, and on television too. I think we all know who we are voting for, but it doesn’t end with the Tories being kicked out,” she said.

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McFly star halts performance with 12-word statement during epic Isle of Wight Festival set
McFly kicked off a storming Isle of Wight Festival performance in the sunshine this afternoon in front of 60,000 fans, before Green Day take to the stage tonight. However, star Danny Jones, 38, had to bring their set to an unexpected halt after forgetting a key part of the show the band had planned, leaving the crowd laughing by saying simply: "Oh s***." The popular group, who told fans they are celebrating 21 years as a band, were performing their hit Obviously, which finishes with the lingering words: "He's not good enough for her." Danny paused proceedings after the song saying: "Oh s***! I forgot to say when I do this we're going to hold it." He told the crowd, who are enjoying baking temperatures on the Isle of Wight this weekend: "Let me hear you one more time." The group - made up of Danny plus I'm A Celeb winner Tom Fletcher, Dougie Poynter and Harry Judd - then restarted the end of the song, with the crowd singing along with the final part.The group arrived on the Isle of Wight this afternoon after catching the ferry over from the mainland, being pictured sitting alongside the ship's caption in an Instagram post captioned: "We're on our way." McFly were one of the big draws in an Isle of Wight line-up that included The Streets, Pet Shop Boys, Crowded House and The Prodigy.The festival is coming to a close tonight after a parade of bands that also included The Darkness, Keane, Blossoms, Simple Minds, Nothing But Thieves, Suede, Johnny Marr and Feeder.
Watch Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell cover John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ at Download
Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell have covered John Lennon‘s ‘Power To The People’ at Download Festival – watch footage of the performance below.This past weekend, while performing at Download 2024, the guitarist – who has also been a part of Rage Against The Machine, Audioslave, Prophets of Rage and more – brought out teenage drum prodigy Nandi Bushell as a special guest.Bushell’s appearance came at the tail-end of Morello’s set, which had included songs like ‘Like A Stone’, a Rage Against The Machine medley and ‘Killing In The Name’. During the cover of ‘Power To The People’, the band stepped aside as they let Bushell go wild on the drums for a quick solo.Watch footage of Tom Morello and Nandi Bushell covering John Lennon’s ‘Power To The People’ below.The choice to cover ‘Power To The People’ is especially poignant after it was revealed that Barclays Bank had officially withdrawn from sponsoring the festival (along with Latitude and Isle Of Wight) after several artists had dropped out of the showcase in protest.After the news of Barclays’ withdrawal, Morello took to X (formerly Twitter) to reveal that he had been working behind the scenes to force the bank’s withdrawal: “A bank funding war crimes has no place at music festivals.
Enter Shikari speak out as Barclays pull out of Download, Latitude and Isle of Wight festivals after boycott
Enter Shikari have spoken out after Barclays Bank withdrew from sponsoring Download, Latitude and Isle Of Wight festivals following an artist boycott.A number of bands had dropped out of the Donington Park festival in protest at their commercial partnership with Barclays, including Pest Control, Scowl, Speed and Zulu.Pest Control wrote that they “would not take part in an event whose sponsor profits from facilitating a genocide”, while Scowl added they were boycotting due to “Barclays Bank sponsorship of the event and Barclays’ connection to Israel and the genocide Israel is committing in Palestine.”And now, it appears that Barclays have withdrawn their sponsorship of Download, Latitude and Isle of Wight Festivals, with the bank no longer being listed on their official websites.In a response shared with NME, Latitude confirmed the news, saying: “Following discussion with artists, we have agreed with Barclays that they will step back from sponsorship of Latitude Festival.”NME have also contacted Download Festival for comment.Enter Shikari, who are set to play the main stage at Download this weekend, have responded to the news with a lengthy social media post, which read: “There has been mounting pressure for bands to drop out of Download festival due to the involvement of Barclays Bank.”A post shared by enter: shikari (@entershikari)“We have been in talks with Download themselves, expressing our serious objection at Barclays involvement. We have considered all options, and along with other artists have been working tirelessly on this.”“We don’t believe in rushed reactions and always want the best outcome for all involved.