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Watch Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie join Eric Cantona on stage to sing song ex-footballer penned for Palestine

Primal Scream’s Bobby Gillespie has teamed up with Eric Cantona on a song the ex-footballer penned for Palestinians.

The pair joined forces on vocals at a concert at King’s Place in London for the track ‘Give Us A Ticket’. You can view the footage below.

Writing on the official Primal Scream Instagram, Gillespie wrote: “Last night I was honoured to sing with my friend @ericcantona on a song he has written about Palestine titled ‘Give Us a Ticket’.

“Eric is on tour just now with his band – Their sound reminds one of Serge Gainsbourg, Tom Waits and Charles Baudilaire ( if he wore the number 7 shirt ) What a great concert. Thank you Eric.”

Both Cantona and Gillespie have heavily campaigned for Palestinians with the former previously joining The Libertines and Patti Smith on stage at a benefit concert for Palestine.

He also teamed up with Primal Scream in 2022 to promote a “Palestinadelica” shirt, the title of which is a play on the group’s third album ‘Screamadelica‘ (1991), by sharing an Instagram image of him posing in the shirt.

At the time the band collaborated with Aida Celtic FC and fashion brand A Number Of Names* (Anon*) for a new shirt to help fundraiser for the refugee camp football team.

Meanwhile, Brian Eno, Nadine Shah and Maxine Peake were among the performers at a special benefit event in support of Palestinians at London’s Union Chapel last night (April 18).

Idles also recently showed their solidarity during the launch show for new album ‘Tangk‘ at Brixton Electric in London earlier this year.

At the time of writing, over 32,916 Palestinians have been killed in Gaza, with around 1,410 Israeilis killed and around 100 Israeli hostages still remaining in Hamas captivity after the October 7 attacks.

Meanwhile, two record labels, Alcopop! and Big Scary Monsters, have confirmed they are joining the boycott of The Great Escape over its ties to Barclays bank.

The Brighton-based festival is sponsored by the bank, which has been a source of controversy amid the current events in Gaza because of its financial investment in companies that supply arms to Israel.

The issue was first highlighted by a petition started by the promoter How to Catch a Pig and the band The Menstrual Cramps, and has since been signed by artists including Kneecap, Lambrini Girls, Alfie Templeman, Lip Critic, Wunderhorse and Mary in the Junkyard who have urged the festival to drop Barclays as a sponsor. Altogether, 208 of the 440 bands who had originally been booked for the line-up have signed the petition, which has 977 signees in total.

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