Lily Allen slams festivalgoers who interrupted Grenfell minute's silence
Lily Allen has slammed Isle Of Wight festival goers who talked through a minute’s silence for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.
The singer-songwriter took to the main stage on Friday night at the annual festival, two years to the day since the blaze which claimed 72 lives.
‘Whoever was shouting out through that, you’re a c**t’, she shouted at the crowds before dedicating her next song, The Fear, to those who had interrupted; the song includes the lyrics ‘I don’t care about clever, I don’t care about funny’.
In a performance that also included hits such as Smile and It’s Not Fair, Lily also dedicated the song F You to Donald Trump, Boris Johnson and Theresa May, raising her middle fingers to the audience.
Former Oasis star Noel Gallagher was the headline act on Friday, and he pleased the tens of thousands gathered with recent hits such as If I Had A Gun and Everybody’s On The Run and classics from his old band such as Wonderwall, Little By Little and The Importance Of Being Idle.
The festival had been hit with bad weather though, with arrivals being forced to wade through mud and the remnants of several days of downpours.
The Grenfell Tower blaze began in the early hours of 14 June 2017.
Seventy-two people lost their lives in the blaze at the west London tower block, with hundreds more left homeless.
The night before the anniversary, tower blocks up and down the country were lit up with messages highlighting fire safety concerns yet to be remedied two years after the disaster.
Campaigners from the Grenfell United group, representing the bereaved and survivors of the tragedy, organised a series of illuminated warnings to be projected onto buildings in London, Greater Manchester and Newcastle.
Standing up to 12 storeys high the messages cautioned that two years on from the inferno, the towers were not fitted with sprinklers, feature defective fire doors or are still wrapped in dangerous cladding.
Sprinklers are a requirement of all new residential towers, but retrofitting them is not mandatory.
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