Stormzy samples David Lammy in powerful Glastonbury performance


The Gang Signs & Prayer star sampled a speech by David Lammy during his Glastonbury 2019 performance.

Stormzy made history tonight (28 June) by becoming the first black British solo artist to headline the Worthy Farm festival. During his headline slot on the Pyramid Stage, the grime star played a speech by Labour MP David Lammy before diving into the Gang Signs & Prayer opener First Things First. The speech stated: “The system isn’t working. If recidivism rates are 46% for black men then something isn’t working.”

The politician has responded to the performance online, stating, “Humbled and inspired that he sampled my speech. Salute #Merky”. Watch a clip of the sample below.

Ghetts also commented on the set, saying, “God bless Stormzy and long live the culture the ones before and the ones after this is a moment for everyone who laid a brick to help build our house.”

The show also featured a ballet performance and guest appearances from Dave and Fredo. During the rest of his set, Stormzy ran through hits such as Big for Your Boots and Ed Sheeran’s Shape of You. Read reactions from the performance below, and stay tuned for more live coverage from Glastonbury 2019.