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Glastonbury 2024: Fans react as Gossip call out US government during their set

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Gossip following their eruptive set at Glastonbury 2024 – which saw them call out the US government.The indie icons took to the stage at Worthy Farm last night (June 29), for what proved to be an explosive set in the Woodsies area.

During the gig, they broke out various fan favourites including ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’, ‘Heavy Cross’ and ‘Move In The Right Direction’, as well as tracks from their latest album ‘Real Power’.It also saw frontwoman Beth Ditto look back at her first time playing at the site in 2008, two years after they released their huge studio album ‘Standing In The Way Of Control’.

Recalling the moment, she revealed that she had “no fucking idea what Glastonbury was” before she played there. “I will never forget how fucking crazy it was, and it didn’t sink in until after.”However, it was later in the set that the singer got audience members talking, when she reflected on the recent US Presidential debate and encouraged the crowd to push back against oppressors.“We had that shit show going on the other day, I don’t know what’s going on with that,” she said, referring to the debate. “I didn’t even watch it – I watched Bob’s Burgers instead because it’s fucking hilarious.”She also recalled what it was like to see Trump win his campaign for US President back in 2016, adding that seeing the news made her “want to bite my own tongue off”.

From there, she encouraged the crowd to help her chant “There are more of us than there are of them” and dedicated ‘Move In The Right Direction’ to those facing oppression.“This is for the queers, of course it is.

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