• 75K Sign Petition To Get Kanye Booted From British Festival

    Kanye West has finally pissed off enough people that over 75,000 online users have signed a petition to remove him from headlining the Glastonbury Festival in England.

    West is set to perform on June 27th at one of Britain’s biggest music festivals, and Glastonbury attendee Neil Lonsdale doesn’t want him to perform.

    “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!” Londsdale wrote.

    The festival has always been traditionally a rock, guitar-heavy show.

    “I think a lot of people want to go to a festival, stand in a field, all come together, have a sing have a dance. And I think that Kanye and his music might not be that. It would be great to see Prince do a set. Oasis, or Blur, David Bowie would be a dream. A good solid performance, maybe Green Day. I’ve seen those a few times and they really know how to put on a show,” Lonsdale said talking to BBC.

    It’s hard to tell if this petition will work out in the fans favor, but with a list of over 75,000 signatures, I assume that they at least HAVE to entertain the idea; especially considering that the number of people signing the petition is only continuing to grow.

    In Kanye’s defense: 1) he’s married to Kim Kardashian, which, ipso facto, counts in his favor and 2) Foo Fighters and Lionel Richie are headlining the other two nights, so fans will still get their money’s worth.

    Matt Schuck

    Staff Writer

    Matt Schuck is a staff writer for Daily Surge. He's a DC native who got his start in broadcasting doing stints at the legendary radio station DC101 and Hot 99.5, before being recruited by the Heritage Foundation to launch their first ever radio program. Matt has worked with SiriusXM, Phil Hendrie (Team America, Futurama), and as an executive producer for the John Fredericks Show.

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