Jay-Z about to pull out of Glastonbury festival

April 7th, 2008 - 2:40 pm ICT by admin  

London, April 7 (ANI): Rapper Jay-Z is all set to pull out of the Glastonbury festival, it has been revealed.

The rapper, who married long-time girlfriend Beyonce on April 4, is disappointed with organisers for using his planned headline act to advertise the events appeal to a younger and more urban crowd.

Thus, he decided to play the 02 Wireless Festival in Londons Hyde Park on July 3, instead.

Sources say that Jay-Z was also upset by suggestions that his signing caused fewer ticket registrations than last year and the reaction to his appearance on some festival message boards.
If a last-minute peace deal is not finalised, the rappers cancellation will disappoint many of the 100,000 music fans who bought festival tickets when they went on sale on April 6.

He hasnt liked all this talk of how Glastonbury is more urban and hip this year because of his appearance. He feels its a bit sad and hes being used to make a point, The Sun quoted a source, as saying.

The straw that broke the camels back was when he was blamed for the lower registrations, the source added.

However, organiser Michael Eavis has dismissed reports that the rapper has cancelled his headline act.

I spoke to his people this weekend. Everything is fine. Im excited, Eavis said. (ANI)

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