Michael Eavis says he won’t be watching Kanye West at Glastonbury

Glasto founder will be at the festival's Acoustic Stage for The Moody Blues instead

Glastonbury Festival founder and organiser Michael Eavis has reportedly stated that he won’t be watching headliner Kanye West at this year’s event.

It was announced in March that West will headline the Saturday night of the Worthy Farm fest, with the rapper’s booking proving a controversial one. While many supported the announcement, it also led to over 100,000 people signing a petition to prevent the hip-hop star from headlining.

While Eavis responded to the initial backlash by taking a photo whilst holding a poster that read “Yeezy Does It” (see above), the 79 year-old has now told The Mirror that, due to a schedule clash, he won’t be able to see West’s set. “(Prog band) The Moody Blues are headlining at the same time as Kanye West,” he said. “They’ll be on the Acoustic Stage. I’ll be watching The Moody Blues.”

Earlier this week, Michael Eavis hinted that the final Glastonbury headliner would be revealed on June 1, also implying that the headliner for the Sunday leg will be composed of two artists, rather than one, and that they will “most likely” be British.

Eavis was speaking at an event at London’s Victoria And Albert Museum on Tuesday night (April 21). In his talk, titled Michael Eavis: Glastonbury, Eavis spoke about the history of the festival. Speaking to attendees afterwards while posing for pictures, Eavis said the next line-up announcement for the festival will be on June 1 and will be “a big one”.

According to eFestivals, Eavis was then asked for clues as to the identity of the final headliner. He responded that the headliner consists of two acts, rather than one, and that the artists in question are “most likely British”.

Glastonbury Festival will run at Worthy Farm from June 24-28. Along with Kanye West, Foo Fighters will also headline. Watch a video of Royal Blood explaining why Foo Fighters will triumph at Glastonbury below.