Friday 16 june | 22:00 - 00:00 | South Stage
Young singers who vent their frustration about ex-boyfriends are pretty popular right now, and one such songwriter who makes no bones about her experienced pain and dissatisfaction in her lyrics is 19-year-old GAYLE from Nashville. She lets it all out in her hit abcdefu. The ‘fu’ stands for ‘fuck you’, and it’s not just the ex that she’s addressing, as his mother, sister and friends are all in the firing line – all except for the dog that is: “Everybody but your dog, you can all fuck off”, she hollers. Such super clear communication is appreciated by the younger crowd, who’ve boosted the song to the highest reaches of the charts via TikTok – and to top it all off, Taylor Swift has personally invited GAYLE to be one of the support acts during her spring tour in 2023, after which she’ll be seriously prepped for Pinkpop!