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Fatboy Slim: “Glastonbury Festival has become more Middle-Class”

Fatboy Slim: “Glastonbury Festival has become more Middle-Class”

DJ Fatboy Slim sitting in home office

DJ Fatboy Slim, aka Norman Cook, has said In an interview with NME, that the festival has become “more middle-class” and “less dangerous”

As a veteran DJ, Fatboy Slim, who has been a regular performer at every Glastonbury Festival for almost the last 20 years says the Festival is “better organised every year” but says he thinks, the big headliners have kind of run out.

“You know, once they’ve got Springsteen and The Rolling Stones, they almost got Prince then he died. They’ve run out of people who would really impress you as a headliner, so poor old people like Muse and Coldplay keep coming back and people are like ‘oh Christ, Coldplay and Muse again!”

Fatboy Slim says his comments are not meant as a “diss”. However, he went on to say: “Glastonbury are kind of running short of legends…even on there Sunday night legends’ slot. It’s only because everybody wants to do it that they’re kind of running out of people who haven’t done it yet.”

Mentioning Fleetwood Mac would make for a good future headline act, while sharing his surprise to the fact that they have yet to take to the festival’s iconic Pyramid Stage.

Fatboy Slim added: “I think everyone, even the people who think they are too big to do it, actually realise that Glastonbury is bigger than them. Like U2 and Prince didn’t do it for a long time and it took Prince so long to come around before he died. It got to a point that Glastonbury became so much bigger than any band and no band can go out without doing it. Unless it’s a lot of money, because obviously you don’t get paid much for Glastonbury.”

This year’s main stage headline acts at the farm are Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran.

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