Friday 21 July 2017

Glastonbury line-up compared to an 'aerobics class' playlist as fans criticise Katy Perry inclusion

Katy Perry arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
Katy Perry arrives at the 59th annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 12, 2017, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)

By Joe Nerssessian

Some festival-goers are unhappy.

Glastonbury organisers have revealed the first line-up poster ahead of this summer’s festival.

Fans on Twitter appeared divided over the inclusion of Katy, with one person accusing the festival of turning into the more pop-infused V fest.

Another critic, Lindsey Williams, said the festival’s line-up was more like an “aerobics class, not a rock festival”.

Ross Holt said the festival had gone downhill, writing: “Glastonbury used to be brilliant now they have Katie caterwauling Perry. Total s***.”

However, other fans leapt to the defence of festival organiser Emily Eavis for inviting Katy.

The festival has faced similar criticism from fans in the past, particularly in 2015 when a petition was launched to stop Kanye West headlining.

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