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99 Problems & Ticket Sales Are One

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CBC, among others, is reporting on poor tickets sales for this year’s Glastonbury festival.

Noel Gallagher of Oasis, who’s never been one to keep his opinions to himself has said,

“Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music. Even when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night, you go ‘Kylie Minogue? I don’t know about it.’ But I’m not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It’s wrong.”

In defence of the selection, the event organizer has chosen to attack a perceived musical conservativism among the British public,

“There is also an interesting undercurrent in the suggestion that a black, U.S. hip-hop artist shouldn’t be playing in front of what many perceive to be a white, middle-class audience,” she wrote in the Independent. “I’m not sure what to call it, at least not in public, but this is something that causes me some disquiet.”

So is the problem racist undercurrent that the organizer seems to want to suggest or the ever increasing ticket prices, increased competion from other festivals, the logistical & security nightmares or the muddy swamp that the festival grounds seem to turn into every year?

Perhaps the reflective glory of Jay-Z’s bling & gold records will shed some light.

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Written by Jonathan Dunn

April 16, 2008 at 10:54 am

Posted in Music

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