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:
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.