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Over 133,000 people signed a petition stating they would prefer a different artist to headline instead of Kanye West at the Glastonbury Music Festival 2015

When Jay Z was chosen to headline Glastonbury in 2008, Oasis' guatarist, Noel Gallagher went on a rant about how it's wrong to have Hip Hop at the festival so Jay Z opened his set with a cover of "Wonderwall"

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  1. Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher complained about Jay-Z being a headliner for Glastonbury Festival, saying that it was wrong to have a hip-hop artist at a festival known for being guitar driven. Jay-Z then opened his set at the festival with a cover of Oasis's song "Wonderwall"

  2. The worlds largest festival is not Glastonbury or Coachella, but an Austrian festival named Donauinselfest

  3. Some believe that King Arthur and Queen Guinevere are buried in Glastonbury Abbey in Glastonbury, England.

  4. Glastonbury festival was started 49 years ago by an English, dairy farmer. It runs on his farm still.

  5. When Travis took the stage to perform the song "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" at the 1999 Glastonbury Festival, after being dry for several hours, it began to rain as soon as the first line was sung.

  6. The original Pyramid Stage at the Glastonbury Festival came about following a dream by designer Bill Harkin. With references to the geometry of Glastonbury Abbey and the 'key to the cosmos', the base was 1/100th of the Great Pyramid of Giza. The latest stage is four times its size.

  7. The 2014 Glastonbury Festival in England featured Metallica, Robert Plant, Kasabian, Arcade Fire and...Dolly Parton

  8. When British alternative rock band, Travis, took the stage to perform their song "Why Does It Always Rain on Me?" at the 1999 Glastonbury Festival, after being dry for several hours, it began to rain as soon as the first line was sung.

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