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Glastonbury organiser receives death threats after Kanye West headline decision

31-05-15

Following on from our previous story about the petition to remove Kanye West as the Headline act at this year’s Glastonbury Festival. Well things seem to have got even worse for the Eavis family who founded the festival.

Emily Eavis daughter of Michael who founded the festival in in 1970, revealed she has been receiving death threats after the decision was made to add the hip hop star to the bill.

“It was not a pleasant world we unwrapped. I had death threats and stuff. It was just horrible. It was just crazy. It was getting out of control,” Eavis said, “It was quite upsetting because we were talking about something that was so exciting and interesting and fresh and brilliant for the festival.” Despite the threats she has only continued to express excitement for West’s appearance.

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“Kanye West is making the most exciting music at the moment. He is an amazing force as a performer. For us, getting the biggest star in the world was an amazing coup,” she said. [via The Guardian]

West follows in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop superstar Jay Z, whose Saturday night slot in 2008 caused huge controversy before it was deemed a big success.

So I guess we’ll have to wait and see how this one turns out and whether you agree with the decision or not, Kanye’s performance definitely won’t be one to miss.