David Gilmour's Glastonbury snub


This article is from 2008.

David Gilmour's Glastonbury snub

David Gilmour's offer to play at this year's Glastonbury festival was snubbed.

The Pink Floyd star was keen to perform at the annual music extravaganza, but organiser Michael Eavis reportedly told him he wasn't interested.

A source told Britain's The Sun newspaper: "Dave has always had a soft spot for Glastonbury. He has a window in his touring plans and thought he would contact Michael about performing. And while Michael was grateful for the offer he turned it down. He wants the event to appeal to a younger generation and feels that Dave wouldn't."

The line-up at this year's Glastonbury has been heavily criticised, with the event failing to sell out as it has in recent years.

The lukewarm response has been blamed on the appearance of US rapper Jay-Z, who has proved to be a controversial choice as headliner.

Oasis star Noel Gallagher said: "If it isn't broken then don't fix it. If you start to break it then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance.

"Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music... But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."

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