Singer Ellie Goulding is hoping the unity that has been evident for the Glastonbury festival to remain in the wake of Britain’s EU Referendum.
The British Army singer performed with the annual music festival in Somerset, England on Sunday, just days following the United Kingdom voted to go out of the European Union.
The decision is responsible for major divisions involving the ‘Leave’ and ‘Remain’ camps, but Ellie was glad to see everyone come together in the festival, and hopes the spirit with the event helps carry the U.K. through uncertain times.
“I know products have been somewhat weird recent years days. Actually that’s an understatement,” Ellie said, according to The Mirror. “but it’s so nice to stay a place its keep is so much unity and where everyone can be so happy and friendly and dancing together and laughing together and loving the other.
“I really hope now let’s talk about this lovely country that I have a home in and you are in that that sentiment, that spirit of Glastonbury, happens from coast to coast still, because I know some really terrible stuff has been happening and I really hope anytime you go home that you just guys can take that spirit along with you,”
The tensions a result of the referendum vote has triggered violence and abuse geared towards immigrants residing in England – since the immigration issue was one in the main factors that cause the vote to exit the EU, and Ellie is encouraging Glastonbury revellers setting a good example inside the weeks and months ahead.
“If the thing is that that that spirit just isn’t happening wherever your house is, wherever you happen to be, with people… We are all anyone, many of us are human beings,” she said. “I want to say I really hope we can all carry the spirit of Glastonbury home along with us, because that may make me happy.”