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Band spark BBC mayhem with crowd surfing 'migrants' and chants of 'F*** the King'

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Rock band IDLES caused shockwaves throughout their riotous Glastonbury set on Friday, with a series of political statements, including a mass chant of 'F*** the King'.

The band also branded Nigel Farage a 'fascist' during their performance on the Other Stage and brought out a black dinghy packed with seemingly small children to surf the crowd during a pro-immigration song, in scenes that went out live on the BBC. READ MORE: The ugly south Manchester tower which was 'very special' to many The five-piece Bristol band, led by frontman Joe Talbot, led the crowd through a series of their best hits during their headline set, in front of a backdrop reading 'Ceasefire now'.

Despite the BBC's strict impartiality rules the bands political statements were streamed live through their iPlayer coverage of the famous festival.

A BBC spokesperson said: "Like in previous years, our live streams and programming reflect the artist's performances as they happen." However, the controversial antics were hailed by viewers who watched the set go out live on BBC4 on Friday night. "This’ll upset the right people.

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