Make no mistake: Jeremy Corbyn was the true headliner of this year’s Glastonbury.
Keeping it casual with some cream slacks and an untucked blue button down, the 68-year-old Labour leader opened up his Pyrmaid Stage appearance introducing rap duo Run The Jewels on Saturday afternoon, after the chants of “Oh, Jeremy Corbyn!” had finally died down, by taking a shot at President Donald Trump.
“And if you see that far, look at the wall that surrounds this festival,” he said. “There’s a message for president Donald Trump. You know what it says? Build bridges, not walls.”
Along with calling out the antiquated powers-that-be and praising the young voters who showed up at the polls on June 8, Corbyn also touched on the refugee crisis, calling for better treatment of those who made their way to the UK.
“There are a number of basic questions we should ask ourselves,” he said. “Is it right that so many people in our country have no home to sleep in? That so many people are frightened to live where they are, having seen horrors of Grenfell Tower? Is it right that so many people live in poverty in a society surrounded by riches? Is it right that European nationals living in this country making a contribution to society don’t know if they’re going to be allowed to remain here? I say they all must stay.”
The only thing Corbyn forgot to do: introduce Run The Jewels.
And when he wasn’t sharing his message on stage, he was winning hearts serving the people’s pint.
The Very Fair Foo Fighters
We’ve always known that Dave Grohl and co. were some pretty cool, down-to-Earth dudes, but their very reasonable Glasto rider puts the icing on the cake. Ascertained by NME, the list comes to a total of 92 items—mostly fruit, granola, and various drinks—for the cost of £145.10, or US $184.92.
1 x Fiji water
1 x Schwepps soda water
1 x Coconut water
1 x Pom Juice
1 x 12 pack of Diet Coke
1 x Fresh orange juice
1 x Ocean Spray cranberry juice
1 Case of Vitamin Water
1 Case of Red Bull
1 Case of Gatorade
1 Pack of Starbucks coffee beans
1 x Fat free organic milk
1 x Edensoy milk
1 Pack of avocados
1 Pack of tomatoes
1 Dark chocolate bar
1 Pack of bananas
1 Pack of apples
1 Pack of pears
1 Pack of kiwi fruit
1 Pack of seedless grapes
1 Jar of peanut butter
Oh, and the band also broke Adele’s “fuck” record.
Is it really so hard to believe? No, no it is not.
Shoutout to the “UK’s No. 1 ethical rated florist” for delivering some fake news we can all get behind.
For those curious as to how Radiohead’s set actually went down, they performed tracks from all nine of their studio albums, and “Creep” even made the cut during the second encore. Watch the full hour-plus performance below.
The Killers Secret Show
It’s not very often you catch a truly spectacular secret show at festivals, but hot off the announcement of their first album in five years, Wonderful Wonderful, The Killers thrilled a massive crowd with a surprise appearance at Glasto’s John Peel Stage on Sunday afternoon.
Along with new single “The Man,” the Las Vegas outfit ran threw a 10-song set of hits, beginning with Sam’s Town’s “When You Were Young” and ending with Hot Fuss‘ “Mr. Brightside.”