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Glastonbury Reacts to Kanye West Headlining

26 Mar 2015

The public are not happy about Kanye playing at the festival

News that Kanye West is to headline the UK’s Glastonbury festival on Saturday 27 June caused an uproar, and I must admit I won’t be front-row that night. Festival fan Neil Lonsdale even set up a petition, saying: “Kanye West is an 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. Kanye is an egotistical maniacal disgrace.” The petition’s had more than 80,000 signatures, but as The Charlatans’ frontman, Tim Burgess, points out: “If being cocky, opinionated and a bit crackers was enough to get you turfed off the line-up at Glastonbury, it’d be pretty empty backstage.”