Glastonbury pays tribute to Nottingham attacks victims ahead of Foo Fighters set
Ahead of Foo Fighters’ surprise set on Friday, a tribute was made to the three victims of the Nottingham attacks earlier this month.
The images of Grace O’Malley-Kumar, Barnaby Webber, and Ian Coates were displayed on the screens of the Pyramid Stage, along with messages written by the parents of two of the victims.
‘Hold no hate for race, religion, colour or culture,’ read the statement from Emma Webber.
From Sanjoy Kumar, father to Grace, the message read: ‘You have to love everyone.’
Students O’Malley-Kumar and Webber, both 19, and school caretaker Coates, 65, died earlier this month after being stabbed in the early hours.
Earlier this week, a man appeared in court after being charged with the three murders.
Valdo Calocane, 31, appeared at Nottingham Crown Court on Tuesday, while the investigation remains ongoing and ‘multiple lines of inquiry’ are pursued.
A provisional trial date has been set for January 12, 2024, with Calocane remanded Calocane into custody.
The tribute – not broadcast on TV – was displayed before Dave Grohl and his band performed to a roaring crowd.
Their set came after weeks of speculation that they were behind The Churnups alias – a mysterious band that appeared on the line-up.
It was a truly special moment for the thousands-strong crowd, who belted out their tunes.
One stand-out moment came right at the end, when Dave honoured his late bandmate, Taylor Hawkins.
The band’s founder, 54, dedicated their last song, Everlong, to the star who died aged 50 last March.
‘I would like to dedicate this song to Mr Taylor Hawkins,’ he said.
‘So, let’s sing this one loud,’ he added.
Revellers then burst into a powerful chant of Hawkins’ name.
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