Outside Lands Music Festival 2014 - Day 1
Kanye West performs during the Outside Lands Music and Arts Festival at Golden Gate Park on Aug. 8, 2014 in San Francisco. Tim Mosenfelder—Getty Images

Petition to Keep Kanye West From Music Festival Gathers 50,000 Signatures

Mar 18, 2015

Kanye West is all set to headline England's Glastonbury Festival in June — but thousands of angry music fans are hoping that will change. (So far, the only other confirmed acts are Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie.)

A petition on Change.org is asking Glastonbury officials to cancel Kanye's set and get a rock band to replace him. Here's what the petition, started by British music fan Neil Lonsdale, says more specifically:

Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment.

Kanye has been very outspoken on his views on music....he should listen to his own advice and pass his headline slot on to someone deserving!

Lets prevent this musical injustice now!

By Wednesday afternoon, the petition had just over 50,000 signatures. (It should be noted that anybody — not just Glastonbury ticket holders — can sign.)

This isn't the first time Glastonbury festival-goers have protested a hip-hop headliner. In 2008, fans made a fuss about Jay Z headlining the festival — and Oasis frontman Noel Gallagher even got involved, saying, "I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong." But none of that stopped Jay from performing, so it's unlikely that anything will keep Kanye from performing either.

Read next: You’ve Probably Already Watched Kanye’s New Music Video

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