Michael Eavis on Kanye West’s Glastonbury set: ‘I wasn’t there, I was at the Moody Blues’

Glastonbury organiser performs alongside The Moody Blues

Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has revealed he wasn’t present during Kanye West‘s headlining set last night (June 27) and instead spent the evening on-stage with The Moody Blues.

The veteran rock band played the Acoustic Stage last night and even invited Eavis to perform alongside them.

Asked by NME what he thought about West’s set, the festival founder responded: “I was going to ask you. I wasn’t there, I was at the Moody Blues. I was on-stage for the last song. Do you know ‘Question’?. Fantastic song. What a privilege eh?”


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On Kanye’s performance, Eavis admitted he is “not a fan of that kind of music” but asserted that it had gone down “reasonably well” with festival goers. When told of NME’s positive review of the set, he beamed, “That’s really great news”.

West ended his performance by proclaiming himself the “greatest living rock star in the world”. The Chicago rapper performed a nearly two hour set, playing tracks from throughout his career as well as a short cover of Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’.