Because it wouldn’t be Glastonbury without people kicking off about the headline acts, a petition has already been launched to stop Kanye West performing on the Saturday night.
It was officially confirmed by organisers on 16 March that West would join Foo Fighters as a headline act, although Twitter had already been filled with a flurry of rumours that he was set to appear.
Reactions have been mixed, with some praising the decision to book a less "safe" option, while others have repeated a similar argument used by Noel Gallagher against Jay Z’s performance in 2008, that it’s "wrong" to have a hip-hop artist at Glastonbury.
KANYE WEST IS GONNA COME OUT AT GLASTO AND DO WONDERWALL AND EVERYONE'S GONNA BE LIKE "OHH KANYE WEST, HE'S WON 'EM OVER"— Harry Harris (@CmonHarris) March 16, 2015
Kanye West to headline Glastonbury on the Pyramid Stage, while his ego will perform on the Other Stage.— Tiernan Douieb (@TiernanDouieb) March 16, 2015
Kanye West to headline Glastonbury on Saturday night, assuming he overcomes his crippling shyness in time.— Damien Owens (@OwensDamien) March 16, 2015
can imagine people's disappointment at Kanye West doing Glastonbury, after all, there are only 15 other stages to choose from at that time— Robin Ince (@robinince) March 16, 2015
At the time of writing just 277 people had signed the change.org petition to “Cancel Kanye West’s headline slot and get a rock band”.
The description reads: "Kanye West is a insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment.
"Prevent this abolition Now!" [Sic]
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