During her performance at Down the Rabbit Hole Festival, PJ Harvey stopped to give a speech on the results of the EU Referendum.
As the United Kingdom voted in favour of leaving the EU, the singer called it “a very strange day for a lot of us here” at the festival in Holland. She then read the 1624 poem “No Man is an Island” by John Donne.
"No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee."