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Kanye West will headline Glastonbury on the Saturday

The Chicago rapper will make his debut at the Worthy Farm festival on the beloved Saturday slot, headlining the Pyramid Stage.

Jimmy Coultas

Last updated: 23rd Mar 2015

Glastonbury announced their latest headliner in typically nonchalant fashion with a simple sentence on their Facebook page, with the news that shy and retiring type Kanye West would grace the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27th June.

The rapper, who now completes his UK takeover after an expletive ridden Brits performance and a tour de force impromptu show at Koko in London, has promised a new album this year (listen to 'All Day' off of that above) and remains one of the most talked about artists on the planet.

Some of that maybe down to his propensity to court controversy and fame via his interviews and high profile marriage respectively, but there is no doubting his eagerness to push the envelope musically, 2013's Yeezus a case in point.

He will take the same slot Jay-Z infamously took in 2008, engaging in a jovial spat with Oasis talisman Noel Gallagher, and ringing in a new era of mass acceptance of urban stars at Worthy Farm's lofty stage (Beyonce, Snoop Dogg and Wu Tang Clan have all since followed). This will undoubtedly prove to be, for reasons yet to be seen, one of the most talked about performances of 2015.

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