Fans react to Kanye West headlining Glastonbury Festival – petition launched in backlash

The petition is called 'Cancel Kanye West's headline slot and get a rock band'

A large number of Glastonbury festival-goers have reacted negatively to the news of Kanye West headlining this year’s event.

West will headline the Saturday night of the Worthy Farm event, with organiser Emily Eavis announcing the news on Monday night (March 16). Eavis wrote on Twitter: “We are thrilled to let you know we have the one and only Kanye West headlining Saturday night on the Pyramid stage!”

However, many fans have taken to Twitter to express their anger. One fan wrote: “If Kanye West is headlining glastonbury I’m sending my ticket back. What a shocking shocking idea. He doesn’t belong anywhere near it.” Others called the announcement a “bandwagon booking”.

However, news of Kanye’s appearance has also evoked excitement from a great number of fans too.