As the primary evening of main performances started at Glastonbury Pageant, among the greatest feminine acts in music addressed the Supreme Court docket’s overturning of Roe v. Wade, which eradicated the federal proper to abortions within the U.S.
Popstar Billie Eilish, the youngest headliner in Glastonbury historical past, launched her track “Your Energy” as she took the stage along with her brother and fellow artist Finneas.
“In the present day is a extremely darkish day for girls within the U.S,” Eilish informed the viewers at Worthy Farm. “I’m simply gonna say that as a result of I can’t bear to consider it any longer on this second. This track is devoted to that I suppose…”
The “Ocean Eyes” singer debuted her track ‘’TV’’ earlier this month which criticizes the web’s obsession with celeb drama and ignorance of reproductive rights.
“The web’s gone wild watching film stars on trial / Whereas they’re overturning Roe v. Wade,” learn a lyric within the track referencing the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Indie-rock artist Phoebe Bridgers, who took the stage earlier, was additionally among the many artists at Glastonbury condemning the Supreme Court docket’s resolution. The “Movement Illness” singer wore an all-black go well with on stage as she spoke out concerning the court docket’s ruling.
“In all honesty, [the festival] is like tremendous surreal and enjoyable. However I’m having just like the shittiest day ever,” Bridgers admitted to the packed crowd.
“Are there any People right here? Who needs to say f— the Supreme Court docket on three?”
The viewers roared again because the Grammy-nominated artist led the mantra: “One, two three… F– the Supreme Court docket! F– that shit. F– America… F– you.”
“All these previous, irrelevant motherf—kers attempting to inform us what to do with our our bodies,” Bridgers continued as she strummed her guitar.
Bridgers beforehand spoke out about abortion rights main as much as Friday’s occasions. She revealed to followers on Twitter that she had an abortion final October and “everybody deserves that entry” following the leak of the Supreme Court docket’s drafts.
Feminine artists weren’t the one ones at Glastonbury who have been outspoken on the ruling.
Joe Talbot, lead singer of British rock band Idles, spoke out as he launched his track ‘Mom.’
“They only reversed the legal guidelines again to the center ages in America the place they’re simply deciding whether or not it must be unlawful to have an abortion or not.”
Because the Glastonbury Pageant continues all through the weekend, with performances from Paul McCartney, Lorde, and Kendrick Lamar to come back, extra feedback concerning the landmark ruling might be anticipated.
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