Damon Albarn urged the audience not to give up on politics as he appeared at Glastonbury, warning: “The alternative is quite terrifying.”
The singer-songwriter performed on the Park Stage with his supergroup The Good, The Bad & The Queen.
He told the crowd: “I came here in 2016, with the Syrian National Orchestra. It was the Friday after the referendum and I was shocked as a lot of people were.
“At the time I said democracy had failed us because it was ill informed.
“Which is true but it was probably more that we didn’t engage with it enough.”
He added: “Don’t give up on politics.
“You might give up on the politicians but don’t give up on the process and democracy itself.
“Because the alternative is quite terrifying.”