Oasis guitarist and vocalist Noel Gallagher has criticised the decision to have a hip hop act as the headline for the Glastonbury Festival.
He said having rapper Jay-Z at the festival is the reason it has not sold out this year.
He also said the event’s organisers had changed things too much and that it was “wrong” to have a hip hop headline act.
There were 100,000 tickets sold for Glastonbury on the first day, but in past years all tickets had sold out in a matter of hours.
Gallagher said: “If it ain’t broke don’t fix it.
“If you start to break it then people aren’t going to go. I’m sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance.”(Source)
I agree with Noel. The Glastonbury festival has always been about featuring Rock/Indie bands. Having a Hip Hop headliner (Jay-Z in particular) makes no sense to me.
The organiser’s seemed desperate to do something different this year, by featuring a ‘black American’ headliner. But it’s blown up in their faces.
Sources have also said that Jay-Z may no longer perform at the festival because of the backlash.
“He hasn’t liked all this talk of how Glastonbury is more urban and hip this year because of his appearance. He feels it’s a bit sad and he’s being used to make a point. The straw that broke the camel’s back was when he was blamed for the lower registration for tickets and subsequent sales.”
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