Glastonbury star asks BBC to remove performance footage after abuse | Music | Entertainment

Yesterday, Friday, June 23, 2023, Glastonbury Festival 2023 kicked off in earnest.

Included in the line-up for the first day of festivities was Arctic Monkeys, Foo Fighters and Royal Blood to name just a few.

But it was Billy Nomates who was attacked online after videos of her performance hit social media.

She received such comments as “b****y awful” and: “She does look like a drunken mum doing karaoke.”

The artist, whose real name is Tor Maries, has since released a statement revealing the steps she has taken since the abuse commenced.

Billy Nomates released a statement which reads: “The level of personal abuse on @bbc6music socials for goin to work today is insane. I’ve asked for all footage to be removed.” (sic)

She added: “I know it’s not for everyone what I do. I know lots of people don’t rate me. But the level of personal abuse on that public page is too much.” (sic)

The 33-year-old also went on to say there will be “no more shows after this summer”.

“You wouldn’t stay in a workplace that did this to you. Why should I,” Billy Nomates went on (sic).

The statement was dropped by singer-songwriter Billy Bragg, who brought together Glastonbury’s Left Field tent this year, which is where the artist performed.

He wrote a message of support for Billy Nomates condemning the comments she received.

Bragg said: “Solidarity from everyone at Left Field with Billy No Mates who was so badly abused online after her @glastonbury set was posted on @BBC6Music that she asked them to take the clip down.”

Billy Nomates is an indie/alternative musician who hails from Leicester, England.

Her most recent hit was Spite, from her second studio album Cacti.

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