Joe Talbot of Idles has spoken out against the overturn of Roe V. Wade today (June 24) during the band’s Glastonbury 2022 performance.
The supreme court overturned the landmark case earlier today, which granted women in the US the right to terminate a pregnancy 50 years ago.
Right before the band played ‘Mother’ during their festival set, Talbot shared a dedication speaking out on the ruling.
“Of course, this is for every mother and every woman and her right to choose whether she is a mother or not,” Talbot said. “Long live the open-minded long live my mother and long live every single one of you.”
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Talbot’s call out follows multiple artists peaking out about the ruling. Fellow Glastonbury performer Phoebe Bridgers, who is also set to perform Friday, recently wrote an open letter about abortion rights.
Taking to her Instagram stories and Twitter, she shared her own experience before asking fans to donate.
“I had an abortion in October of last year while I was on tour,” she wrote. “I went to planned parenthood where they gave me the abortion pill.”
The singer added: “It was easy. Everyone deserves that kind of access” before sharing a link to a list of abortion funds to donate.
Today, Glastonbury continues with performances from the likes of Sam Fender, St Vincent, IDLES, Blossoms, Sigrid, Bridgers and Primal Scream, with a headline set on the Pyramid Stage from Billie Eilish.
Check out the full line-up and performance times here and check back at NME here for the latest news, reviews, interviews, photos and more from Glastonbury 2022.