Another day, another petition.. only this petition might just result in one of the most iconic performances in Glastonbury Festival history.
Tom Sharp has launched a Change.org petition to see John Barnes and Keith Allen performing ‘World In Motion’ on stage with New Order at Glastonbury Festival 2016.
The Manchester-based band, perhaps best known for hits ‘Blue Monday’ and ‘True Faith’, were one of the 69 acts announced on Tuesday for this year’s Glastonbury Festival lineup.
‘World In Motion’ was produced for the England football team’s 1990 FIFA World Cup campaign and would later be voted one of the greatest songs of the 20th century.
The chorus features guest vocals from Peter Beardsley, Paul Gascoigne, and Chris Waddle, though the song is probably best noted for its standout rap performance from John Barnes.
Explaining his petition, Sharp said: “It’s Euro 2016 this year. England genuinely have a decent squad (debatable). We could win the trophy (also debatable). But nevertheless, for the punters in the mud at Glastonbury this year, surely it’ll be brilliant if John Barnes and Keith Allen came on stage to perform with New Order for the Three Lions anthem ‘World in Motion’. Let’s make this happen. Should England qualify from the group stage, the performance would go down a storm. Credit goes to Mr Matt Young from ‘Glasto Chat’, I simply provided the petition!”
Glastonbury Festival returns to Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset from Wednesday 22nd to Sunday 26th June, 2016.
Anyone lucky enough to have a deposit against a Glastonbury Festival 2016 ticket will have one week to pay the remaining balance of the ticket cost. This ticket balance payment window runs from 9am tomorrow (Friday 1st April) until 11:59pm on Thursday 7th April 2016.
The balance due is £178 (plus a £5 booking fee) per person, plus a £7.75 transaction fee (postage and packing or box office collection) per order.
All ticket balances which are left unpaid after Thursday 7th April will then go on resale later this month at a time to be confirmed.
Last week, Emily Eavis penned a piece for The Guardian encouraging ticket-holders to use their vote in the EU referendum.
The EU referendum, deciding the UK’s future either inside or outside the European Union, will take place on Thursday 23rd June, the second day of Glastonbury Festival, and festival-goers will need to register for either a postal vote or a proxy vote (where you nominate someone to do it for you) ahead of the festival.