Glastonbury 2016

The 1975 deliver impassioned set at Glastonbury 2016

Their Other Stage set is both impossibly fun and emotionally-charged.

“This song’s about Jesus Christ, I came dressed as him,” comments Matt Healy half-way through The 1975’s Other Stage set; he’s in a particularly flamboyant mood this evening.

Healy’s somehow managed to keep his white suit out of the festival’s mud - which is beginning to have the look and consistency of a chocolate milkshake. The rain’s away for The 1975’s set though, with a rainbow adorning the top of the Other Stage.

A mention of the EU Referendum has become standard over the weekend, and Healy gets particularly emotional today: talking before ‘Love Someone’ about the song being about compassion, he begins “Glastonbury stands for everything our generation fucking believes in,” before bemoaning the older generation for making a choice they don’t have to live with for as long as those Healy’s age.

It’s a rare moment of sincerity in a set that’s impossibly fun, with Healy prancing around the stage to highlights from ‘I like it when you sleep…’. In Healy’s own words, “I’m just a pop star in a suit, what do I know?” but his sentiments are echoed by the thousands at Glastonbury.

Photo: Emma Swann / DIY

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