The New York rapper to play the Pyramid stage
Glastonbury festival organiser Michael Eavis has confirmed that New York rapper Jay-Z will headline the Saturday night slot on the Pyramid stage at this June’s event.
Speculation about which rapper could be headlining started a few weeks back when Eavis let slip that he had booked ‘a big black artist from New York.’
Eavis explained to BBC Somerset that he wanted to “break with tradition this time and put on something totally different”.
He added: “He (Jay-Z) will appeal to the young people and under-25s for sure, so that’s a big pull for them. It’s not like the traditional one we do, like Radiohead, Coldplay and Muse and Oasis.”
Also already confirmed for the festival is legendary US singer Neil Diamond who will perform on the Sunday evening.
Tickets for this year’s three day festival will go on sale on April 6.
Fans wanting to go, must register their details between now and March 14.
You can find full Glastonbury festival ticket registration details by CLICKING HERE.
Glastonbury festival takes place from June 27 to 29.
Traditionally, the full line-up is only announced after tickets to the music bash have sold-out.