A Petition To Stop Kanye Playing Glastonbury Is Gathering Steam
“Preventing Musical Injustice” is on almost 15,000 supporters...
Following the news that Kanye West will be headlining the coveted Saturday night slot at Glastonbury Festival, someone has taken such offense to the announcement that they’ve started a petition to stop the performance from happening altogether.
Branding Yeezy “an insult to music fans all over the world”, Neil Lonsdale from Kings Lynn, Norfolk has managed to drag in almost 11,000 supporters in less than a day. Considering the capacity of Glasto is over 150,000 people, Lonsdale’s got quite a way to go.
In the meantime, maybe Nial would like to remind himself of times that non-guitar bands have proved they belong at Worthy Farm just as much as anyone else.
The Time Jay-Z Made Oasis Look Stupid:
Kanye’s defo not the first person to have been slammed for being a ‘non traditional’ Glastonbury headliner. His mate Jay-Z got a heap of slack from Noel Gallagher, who took his Glastonbury headline stint personally, saying: “I’m not having Hip-Hop at Glastonbury." Inevitably, he didn’t have any say in the matter in the end, and Jigga performed, channelling Oasis before perfectly merging into '99 Problems’.
The Time Robbie Williams Turned Up Backstage And Showed Everyone He Was Loving Life:
Three years prior to playing the main stage on his own terms, a gap toothed and peroxided Robbie Williams turned up backstage, hanging out with the Gallagher brothers and talking about how being in Take That was really not all that.
Dizzee Rascal Stagebombing The Arctic Monkeys:
Indie band and a grime artist? Together? UNSPEAKABLE HORROR.
Beyoncé Raising 100,000 Sets Of Arm Hairs:
Set to a video backdrop of a weekend of Glasto revellers, Queen B took 'Halo' as an excuse to come down to her front row of fans in 2011 and thank them all personally for being so supportive. Three months pregnant and dressed in a sequinned jacket and a pair of magic knickers, Bey proved her worth as the ultimate Glasto pop performer.