As the first night of big performances at Glastonbury Festival began, some of music’s biggest female acts addressed the Roe v. Wade through the Supreme Court, which abolished federal abortion rights in the United States
Pop star Billie Eilish, the youngest headliner in Glastonbury history, introduced her song ‘Your Power’ as she took the stage with her brother and fellow artist Finneas.
“Today is a really dark day for women in America,” Eilish told the audience at Worthy Farm. “I’m only saying that because I can’t bear to think about it any longer right now. This song is dedicated to that, I think…”
The “Ocean Eyes” singer debuted her song “TV” earlier this month, which criticizes the internet’s obsession with celebrity drama and ignorance of reproductive rights.
“The internet has gone wild when it comes to watching movie stars in court / While they’re watching Roe v. Overthrow Wade,” read the lyrics, referring to the defamation trial between Johnny Depp and Amber Heard.
Indie rock artist Phoebe Bridgers, who performed previously, was also among the artists in Glastonbury condemning the Supreme Court decision. The “Motion Sickness” singer wore an all-black suit on stage as she discussed the court’s verdict.
“Honestly, [the festival] is like super surreal and fun. But I’m having the shittiest day ever,” Bridgers admitted in front of the full crowd.
“Are there Americans here? Who wants to say f–the Supreme Court on three?”
The audience roared back as the Grammy-nominated artist led the chant: “One, two, three… F – the Supreme Court! F- this shit. F- America… F- you.”
“All these old irrelevant motherfuckers trying to tell us what to do with our bodies,” Bridgers continued while strumming her guitar.
Bridgers previously spoke about abortion rights ahead of Friday’s events. She revealed to fans on Twitter that she had an abortion last October and “everyone deserves that access” after the Supreme Court drafts were leaked.
Female artists weren’t the only ones in Glastonbury to speak out about the verdict.
Joe Talbot, lead singer of British rock band Idles, spoke as he introduced his song ‘Mother’.
“They just took the laws back to medieval America, where they’re deciding whether or not it should be illegal to have an abortion.”
With the Glastonbury Festival continuing throughout the weekend and performances from Paul McCartney, Lorde and Kendrick Lamar all lined up, further comment on the landmark ruling is expected.
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