Fans react to Jay-Z Glastonbury headline announcement

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They announcement that Jay-Z is to play a headline slot at this year’s Glastonbury festival has had an early negative reception from fans.

Many music fans have logged on to NME.COM to vent their displeasure at the booking.

One NME.COM user, ‘jamesthomas000’, described the booking as a "disaster", saying that "Jay-Z doesn’t suit Glastonbury at all".

‘meg.rah15’ described the news as “tragic”, while ‘beefster’ wrote, “What a load of shite”. ‘d73375’ added: "Michael Eavis has just ruined the image of Glastonbury in one swoop."

There was some support for the announcements, however, with ‘gingerdave2008’ writing that "Jay-Z is excellent."

Paulinho1980 called on fans to get behind the booking, declaring: "Can all you people stop being ridiculous. Jay-Z is excellent...I am a regular festival goer but don't have a closeted vision of what good music is."

While dcajoe added: "Great news. Didn't even bother registering last year but this year, after hearing this, I definately will... No one 'doesn't suit Glasto', that's the whole point of the festival and why it's different."

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Meanwhile, to be able to buy a ticket when they go on sale on April 6, fans must register with the festival’s anti touting measures. Check out NME.COM's handy guide to Glastonbury Festival ticket registration now.

The other act confirmed for the event which takes place between June 27 and 29 is Neil Diamond who will play the Sunday afternoon “veterans” slot on the Pyramid Stage.

Organisers hope to keep the rest of the line-up under wraps until June.


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