Kanye West's enormous entourage
- Bang Showbiz
- 24 July 2008
US rapper Kanye West is bringing an 18-coach strong entourage with him to a UK dance festival.
The 31-year-old rapper is also having his own stage built for the Global Gathering event, and is determined to outdo fellow rap star Jay-Z's headlining Glastonbury slot.
A source said: "A huge amount of planning has gone into Kanye's performance and fans won't be disappointed. To ensure the show goes to plan, no-one else will perform on the main stage on the Friday night. It is being built especially to his specifications. There will be 18 performers and £100,000 worth of lights put in place."
Kanye and his entourage are set to get five star treatment from the moment they arrive at the two-day festival at Stratford-upon-Avon, in England.
The source added: "Global gathering organisers are laying on a feast for Kanye and his crew. A top quality chef will be brought in especially to cook a three course sit-down meal."
The annual Global Gathering is renowned for bringing performers and DJs together.
This year is no exception as top name DJs Tiesto, Roger Sanchez, Fedde le Grande and Eric Prydz will perform alongside acts including Sam Sparro, Moby and Mark Ronson.
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