Why is it that when Noel Gallagher complains that hip-hop has been booked to headline Glastonbury it is somehow big news? Gallagher of Oasis fame has apparently said that it is 'wrong' to go for hip-hop over 'traditional guitar music'.
This from the man that nicked most of hi best riffs from the Beatles? So much for tradition I say. The thing is, Glastonbury has not always had guitar music headlinging anyway. The Prodigy are not a guitar band for a start and they have headlined a night for a start. Glastonbury is music festival, it is not 'only certain type of music' festival and that is the whole point.
Cypress Hill have played at Glastonbury if I recall correctly, does Gallagher have a problem with that or is a band that has tracks like 'Hits From The Bong' and 'I want to get High' ok because they're singing about smoking pot?
There is little more irritating than musical snobbery, and when it comes from someone who has made his fortune from essentially mimicing just one band's sound and style it makes it all more amusing.