Pro-Palestinian activists who arrived at the arts festival in Glastonbury in the South West of England, disrupted a performance by the British rock group Radiohead, which intends to give a concert in tel Aviv. The protesters waved Palestinian flags, carried the slogan: «Israel – an apartheid state. Radiohead, lighten up there» and chanted «Freedom for Palestine».
This event, which occurred at the end of last week, says 26 Jun Jewish News.
The newspaper reminds that in February of this year, dozens of leading artists in the UK have signed a letter addressed to the musicians Radiohead, urging them to cancel scheduled for July of this year, the concert in tel Aviv.
Lead singer Thom Yorke called the message «offensive» and assured fans that Radiohead knows nothing about the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
Radiohead , a British rock band from Oxfordshire, was founded in 1985 and composition since that time has not changed. Her style is traditionally defined as alternative rock, although at different stages of execution varied from BritPop to the art-rock and electronic music.
Their debut single Creep was released in 1992 and the first time went unnoticed, but became a hit after the release of the 1993 album Pablo Honey .
The Bends (1995) Radiohead made popular in the UK, while third album OK Computer (1997), on the division of the society, brought Radiohead global success and is considered one of the most important rock albums of the 90s. In 2000 and 2001, the band recorded two experimental album Kid A and Amnesiac. The latest album, A Moon Shaped Pool, was published in 2016.
Radiohead was a huge influence on modern rock music. As of may 2011, Radiohead albums have sold 30 million copies. Rolling Stone magazine in 2005 put Radiohead on the 73rd place in the list of the greatest musicians in history]. All the albums since OK Computer, and to A Moon Shaped Pool was nominated for a Grammy award for «Best alternative album» and three times was awarded this title.
All albums received the status of gold or platinum in the US and the UK.