Noel Gallagher Says Glastonbury Has ‘Gone Woke’


Noel Gallagher has claimed that Glastonbury has gone “a bit woke” for his liking.

The musician made this comments in a recent interview with The Sun newspaper, but did clarify that despite his issues with the festival, it was “probably the best f****** thing about Britain apart from the Premier League”. 

Gallagher had first appeared at the Worthy Farm festival with Oasis back in 1994.

“Don’t get me wrong, I f****** love Glastonbury”, the former Oasis guitarist insisted.

He continued: “It’s getting a bit woke now, that place, and a bit kind of preachy and a bit virtue-signalling”. 

“I don’t like it in music, little f****** idiots waving flags around and making political statements and bands taking the stage and saying, ‘Hey guys, isn’t war terrible, yeah? Let’s all boo war. F*** the Tories man,’ and all that”. 

He also added: “It’s like, look, play your f****** tunes and get off”. 

Coldplay Rock Glastonbury

Noel Gallagher’s comments on Glastonbury come as Coldplay stunned the Worthy Farm audience with their headline show over the weekend.

Headlining Glastonbury for a record breaking fifth time, Coldplay brought out a special guest onto the stage in the form of Back To The Future star Michael J Fox. 

Fox who has been battling Parkinson’s Disease since 1991, is renowned for his role as Marty McFly in the Back To The Future trilogy, was introduced to the stage by Chris Martin and co, playing guitar on two songs ‘Humankind’, and ‘Fix You’.

This special performance of ‘Fix You’, also saw Coldplay lead singer Chris Martin sings ‘Go Johnny Go’, in reference to Fox’s role in the Back To The Future films.

Check it out for yourselves here.

Last month, Noel’s estranged brother Liam Gallagher said that he reserves a seat for his former bandmate at every solo show.

The pair have been at loggerheads following Oasis’ much publicised split in 2009. More on this from Nova here.