‘Guy Garvey for PM’: Elbow makes fans cry with ‘life-affirming’ Glastonbury set

Glastonbury favorites Elbow brought fans to tears as they performed in the sun at Worthy Farm on Sunday afternoon. The Bury-formed band had festival-goers ‘bluffing’ as they were joined on stage in Somerset by the Citizens of the World Refugee Choir and Little Amal, a giant 11.5-meter puppet of a 10-year-old Syrian refugee who displaced children. represented.

Little Amal, whose name means hope in Arabic, is known for her epic 4,970-mile journey from the Syria-Turkey border to the United Kingdom last year. In May, Little Amal traveled to Lviv in Ukraine and to three cities in Poland to visit Ukrainian refugee children and families forced to flee their homes.

The doll shared a hug on the Pyramid Stage with frontman Guy Garvey as they were serenaded by the choir on Elbow’s melancholy anthem One Day Like This. And fans described the performance as “life-affirming.”

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@tal_earth praised on Twitter: “Elbow has got to be the most life-affirming band on earth.” And @SimonAshby1 said: “Just so wonderfully effortless. Thank you @Elbow life affirming X”

@RhRae said: “brb cries forever at @walkwithamal and hugs @Guy_Garvey as he is serenaded by @CotWChoir and thousands in the crowd.” They added: “@Elbow you’ve done it again, beautiful b*******s. #WeStillBelieveInLove #ChooseLove #RefugeesWelcome.”

The performance brought fans to tears

@Bobblehat63 said: “I was almost moved to tears by their performance. It was perfect. Took another hour to be honest.” And @heldbytrees wrote: “Thank you @Guy_Garvey for such a life-affirming set with Elbow. Perfect for a sunny Sunday afternoon.”

@ChrisLarkin2 tweeted: “Guy Garvey for PM.” And @mscazss exclaimed, “Well, that reduced me to a blubbery mess! @Elbow @Guy_Garvey rolled my stuffing balls for Sunday dinner and remember walking down the aisle to #onedaylikethis absolutely stunning performance! Wow. Just wow! “

This week, Guy returns to CBeebies Bedtime Stories from the tents of Glastonbury to deliver his rendition of A Little Bit Brave, written and illustrated by Nicola Kinnear. His bedtime story will be broadcast on Tuesday, June 28.

Guy said: “The first time I did a CBeebies bedtime story it was for the rest of the kids in the band, I didn’t have one myself. Now I have one and they have more.

“The book I’ve chosen is a favorite bought for me by my best friend Pete Jobson who also has a couple of munchkins so this is a great way to do something for all of them and to do it at the best party in the world is a super bonus.”

CBeebies Bedtime Stories is on the CBeebies channel and BBC iPlayer every weekday at 6:50 PM.


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