Sir David Attenborough makes surprise speech at this years’ Glastonbury
The well-respected English broadcaster and natural historian Sir David Attenborough made a surprise appearance at the popular music festival, which took place in Somerset last weekend.
Sir David made his speech on the iconic Pyramid Stage, praising his audience on their attempts to cut back on plastic at this year’s festival: “this great festival has gone plastic free” Attenborough exclaimed, which was followed by cheers from his admiring fans.
He then informed the crowd that the plastic ban at this years event saved 1 million plastic bottles of water from being used, which he thanked them for.
The emotional and encouraging speech came despite recent criticism from other festival goers claiming that their fellow campers were not conforming to the ‘leave no trace’ mantra, put in place by event organisers.
Attenborough then left the stage, but not before mentioning the new documentary he has been working on called Seven Worlds, One Planet, which will be airing later on this year.
After the fun was over, the Glastonbury Instagram account reposted a picture of the festival aftermath, which showed how few tents were left behind by campers along with the caption: “Just heard that 99.3% of all tents were taken home. That is absolutely incredible”