Frontman Matt Healy said ‘Glastonbury stands for everything that our generation wants.’
The 1975 frontman Matt Healy took time out of the band’s Glastonbury set on Saturday (June 25) to speak about his thoughts on the EU referendum result. Dressed in a white flared suit, the singer said he felt the older generation had voted for something that his generation didn't want, causing cheers from the crowd at Worthy Farm.
The 1975’s Matt Healy.
“This song is about compassion, and loving people, and I feel like as a young person I’ve got a responsibility to say something. What do I know – I don’t f****** know anything, I’m a popstar in a suit,” he said introducing ‘Loving Someone’.
“But what I feel, and I know what a lot of people my age feel is that there’s this sentiment of anti-compassion that’s spread across an older generation and voted in a future that we don’t f****** want.
“And like I said, I know – I’m a popstar, what do I know – but it is appropriate for me to say that because I’m here, because we’re at Glastonbury, and Glastonbury stands for fucking everything that our generation f****** wants. Compassion, social responsibility, unity, community, everything like that.”
“F****** loving people. And I think that when you stand on a stage like this, in front of so many obviously beautiful, intelligent people, it’s difficult to say nothing. I love you, Glastonbury, thank you so much for coming to our set.” Healy’s impassioned speech was met with cheers from the Glastonbury crowd and not long after a rainbow appeared framing the stage.
This rainbow appeared after 1975's Matty Healy made a minute-long speech about the Brexit's shitness pic.twitter.com/qGANHQTpBG— Larry Bartleet (@larrybartleet) June 25, 2016