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Damon Albarn encourages young people to stay engaged with politics following election result

By | Published on Monday 12 June 2017

Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn spoke about the result of last week’s General Election at the Gorillaz Demon Dayz festival in Margate on Saturday. The musician encouraged young people to stay engaged with politics, ready for the next vote.

“It’s been a weird week in this country”, he said. “A real surprise and then an inevitable bullshit outcome. But this is only the beginning cos there’s some of you out there who weren’t able to vote this time, but next time you’ll be able to vote. It’s going to grow”.

While Demon Dayz was going on down by the sea, as part of MIA’s Meltdown festival in London, maintaining the enthusiasm of young people in politics was a topic of discussion in one of a series of panels organised by CMU. The panel were optimistic that the grime artists who encouraged their fans to becoming politically engaged this election will remain vocal on the key issues raised by Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign.