UK music festival institution Glastonbury is currently underway, giving artists a platform to speak out, and allowing music fans the opportunity to process the news en masse. A poem has been posted on the festival grounds and shared across social media by organizers.
As previously reported, a recent poll found a correlation between voters' Britpop preferences in the Blur and Oasis battle and their support to either remain or leave the EU, respectively; it would appear Oasis fans have once again won the war.
An apathetic Noel Gallagher said, "I don't think we should be given a vote" in a recent interview, but Blur frontman Damon Albarn took a firmer stance during his set at Glastonbury last night, telling the crowd: "I have a very heavy heart today. To my mind, democracy has failed us, because we were ill-informed."
He continued, "I just want all of you to know, that when we leave here, we can change that decision. It is possible."
A number of other artists from the UK and abroad have also taken to social media to show their dismay for the decision. Read an array of reactions below.
Worst of all outcomes: Very narrow victory. England votes out, Scotland in. Boris in debt to Farage. Rancour and division ahead.— Billy Bragg (@billybragg) June 24, 2016
No one ever said that the majority know what they're doing. All the more reason for the rest of us to stick together.— Johnny Marr (@Johnny_Marr) June 24, 2016
Gloomed— Carl Barat (@carlbaratmusic) June 24, 2016
me when the swindon lot voted to leave https://t.co/fhiQwOv9Ub— Ought (@internetought) June 24, 2016
Moving to Mars with Bowie— Disclosure (@disclosure) June 24, 2016