Since Kanye was revealed as the Saturday night headliner back in March, co-organiser Emily Eavis has received a number of death threats.
With a little under a month to go before it kicks off, probably the most talked-about thing about Glastonbury 2015 has been the booking of Kanye West for the Saturday night headline slot. In a new interview, the festival’s chief organiser Emily Eavis has revealed that she has received death threats as a result.
Speaking with The Times, Eavis, 36, who runs the festival with her father Michael, stood proudly by their decision to book the rapper to headline the Pyramid Stage, but said that some of the abuse they’ve received has been “just horrible”.
Michael and Emily Eavis, the father-daughter team behind Glastonbury
The world-famous physicist was confirmed by Glastonbury as a guest star at the kids area, alongside TV magician Dynamo and many more.
Glastonbury is famous for very many things – stone circles, crusty hippies and loud music – but almost certainly not for science. However, a reputation for serious thought might start developing with the news that Stephen Hawking is to make an appearance at this year’s festival.
Glasto’s official Twitter account confirmed that the world-renowned professor, whose life was recently the subject of the Oscar-winning movie The Theory of Everything, will be appearing at the Kidz Field. He’ll be part of the 21st anniversary celebrations of the creation of that area of the festival, which is aimed at children aged 12 or under.
Stephen Hawking will make an appearance at Glastonbury
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File Photo** Lily Allen is set to celebrate her 30th birthday this Saturday, May 2nd (2015) Lily Allen 2009 Glastonbury Festival - Day 1 Worthy Farm, Pilton Somerset, England - 26.06.09 Featuring: file lily allen turns 30 300415 Where: Somerset, United Kingdom When: 26 Jun 2009
File Photo** Lily Allen is set to celebrate her 30th birthday this Saturday, May 2nd (2015) Keith Allen and daughter Lily Allen backstage Glastonbury Festival - Day 2 Somerset, England - 23.07.07 Featuring: file lily allen turns 30 300415 Where: Somerset, United Kingdom When: 23 Jun 2007
File Photo** Lily Allen is set to celebrate her 30th birthday this Saturday, May 2nd (2015) Lily Allen performing at the 2007 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm, Pilton - day 2 Somerset, England - 23.06.07 Featuring: file lily allen turns 30 300415 Where: Somerset, United Kingdom When: 23 Jun 2007
Motorhead, FFS and George Clinton make for exciting surprise additions.
Michael Eavis was speaking at an event in London when he revealed when Glasto would announce the mystery third headliner.
It looks like Glastonbury is going to keep the speculation about its third and final headliner going pretty much right up until the festival itself. Michael Eavis, the owner of Worthy Farm where the three-day event is held, has revealed that the announcement will come on June 1st.
The NME reported that Eavis was speaking at an event at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum on Tuesday evening (April 21st), describing the history of the prestigious festival. It was when he was talking to attendees and posing for pictures afterwards that he made the revelation – adding that the artist would be a “big one”.
A shot of the crowd at Glastonbury 2014
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Florence + The Machine, Paloma Faith, Pharrell Williams and dozens more have been confirmed as playing the 2015 edition of the festival.
The (almost) complete line-up for this year’s Glastonbury has been revealed by the festival’s organisers – except for the third and final headliner on the Sunday night.
The likes of Florence + The Machine, Pharrell Williams and The Chemical Brothers are among the picks of the main body of the festival, and they’ll join the already announced headliners Foo Fighters (on Friday) and Kanye West (on Saturday). Lionel Richie has also been confirmed in the traditional Sunday afternoon ‘legend’ slot.
Florence + The Machine is just one of dozens of acts to be confirmed as playing at Glastonbury 2015
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One irate ticketholder started an online petition shortly after the announcement on Monday night, which has already attracted 10,000 signatures.
Love him or hate him – and it really is one or the other, it seems – Kanye West at Glastonbury story has certainly got people talking about him more than ever before. While some are hailing the decision to make him the Saturday night headliner at the legendary festival, many others were left dismayed and even angry at the booking.
One disappointed ticketholder even went as far as to create an online petition at Change.org, just a few hours after Monday’s (March 16th) announcement. Neil Lonsdale, a lucky ticketholder for the 2015 festival, has attracted over 10,000 signatures for his petition as of Tuesday evening.
Kanye West has proven to be a divisive choice for Glastonbury headliner
Kanye is headed to Glastonbury
Kanye West will headline the Glastonbury Festival 2015, taking to the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night. The hip-hop megastar joins rockers Foo Fighters, who were previously announced for Friday. AC/DC, Noel Gallagher and Taylor Swift remain favourites for the Sunday slot.
Kanye West has been confirmed to headline the Glastonbury Festival on Saturday night
There had been plenty of speculation regarding Kanye's potential appearance at the festival and the news has now been confirmed on the festival's website.
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The rapper's first ever Glastonbury performance will be as the Saturday night headliner, it was confirmed on Monday.
Kanye West has been unveiled as the second headline act for Glastonbury 2015. The controversial hip-hop artist will top the bill on the Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, joining Friday’s headliners Foo Fighters. The third and final headliner for Sunday has not yet been confirmed.
Strong rumours emerged earlier on Monday (March 16th) that West was getting the prestigious Saturday night spot, and this was confirmed via the official Glastonbury Twitter feed and by the festival’s organiser, Emily Eavis.
Kanye West will headline Glastonbury
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Foo Fighters are playing Glastonbury 2015.
US rockers Foo Fighters have self-confirmed to play Glastonbury this year after being named best international band at the NME awards on Wednesday night. Frontman Dave Grohl revealed the news in a video message recorded for the audience at the Brixton Academy.
Foo Fighters will headline Glastonbury on the Friday night
"Thank you Chrissie for presenting this award to us.This is amazing, we love you very much, but we also love all of the fans for voting for our band for this award. We're very thankful and very happy - sorry we couldn't make it tonight, but we will be seeing you over the summer at some big outdoor festival that nobody knows we're playing. It's Glastonbury! So we'll see you at Glastonbury - thanks a lot everybody!" he said.
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The 65-year-old singer will host the festival's Pyramid stage on Sunday June, 18. 2015.
At 65-years-old Lionel Richie will make his Glastonbury Festival debut as he has been confirmed as the headline act in the coveted Sunday evening slot in June 2015, which is always reserved for music's biggest stars.
Richie will play in the Sunday evening slot at the music festival
Richie burst onto the music scene as a member of the Commodores, but in 1982 he ventured out as a solo artist and eventually carved out one of the most successful careers ever, selling more than 200 million albums worldwide and winning four Grammy Awards.
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Mick Fleetwood rules out any chance of headliners, but Dave Grohl is eager to be given the chance.
Glastonbury speculation time! Two bits of news have emerged in the last 24 hours that have changed the minds of opinion-formers as to who will be headlining the 2015 edition of the wildly popular British festival.
Foo Fighters' odds of headlining Glastonbury have been slashed after Dave Grohl (above) expressed interest
First of all, Fleetwood Mac’s Mick Fleetwood has categorically denied that his band will be headlining the festival. Speaking on Chris Evans’ BBC Radio 2 programme, he said "One of the things that I'd like to clear up is that we're not playing Glastonbury. A lot of folks think that we are, so loud and clear: We love Glastonbury and all the surrounding history of such a lovely festival but we're not playing it." This squelches rumours that have been doing the rounds since May after Christine McVie said “if Michael Eavis provides the wellies I’ll be there”.
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Legendary singer and diva could be the next musical legend to play the Pyramid Stage on Sunday afternoon.
Diana Ross is reportedly in talks with the organisers of Glastonbury Festival to perform there next year. If confirmed, she’ll be playing the famous ‘legends slot’ on Sunday afternoon on the Pyramid Stage.
Could Diana Ross be heading for Glastonbury next year?
An insider source told The Sun “it won’t be cheap but she’s worth every penny. She still tours around the world and puts on a fantastic show.”
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