Rock band Idles ‘lead Glastonbury crowd in chanting ‘f*** the king’, and call Joe Biden ‘TOO OLD to run’


Rock band Idles led the Glastonbury crowd in chanting ‘f*** the king’ as the festival turned political on Friday night. 

The band’s vocalist Joe Talbot also sang an ‘anti-Farage song’ while a small blow-up boat surfed the crowd in a pro-immigration protest

Idles’ politically-charged performance was just one of a number of statements made during the third day of the festival in Somerset.  

Blur frontman Damon Albarn discussed Gaza and suggested Joe Biden was too old to be president during his surprise appearance at Worthy Farm.

Albarn came on stage to accompany indie band Bombay Bicycle Club for their song Heaven, on which he features for their latest album.

He was met with cheers of approval by a crowd of thousands as he made three political statements.


‘It’s very nice to be here thank you – thank you to Jack and everybody,’ Albarn said.

‘Three things – you have to show me how you feel about it – are you pro Palestine? Do you feel that’s an unfair war?

‘The importance of voting next week – I don’t blame you for being ambivalent about that, but it’s still really important.

‘And thirdly – maybe it’s time we stopped putting octogenarians in charge of the whole world?’

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The latter appeared to be a reference to the 81-year-old Mr Biden, who has faced fierce criticism over his performance in a debate against Donald Trump.


Meanwhile Charlotte Church sang ‘free Palestine‘ with a crowd of hundreds as she led an improvised number with the audience during an intimate and politically charged appearance at Glastonbury Festival.

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