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Jay Z To Headline Glastonbury

Posted on February 9, 2008 by

  
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Recently confirmed by BBC News, JAY-Z will headline this summer's Glastonbury Festival.

Though January just ended, Hov's had a pretty active 2008. The Glastonbury announcement caps off an eventful week for the mogul. On Monday, JAY-Z premiered an Exclusive Video of "Pray", which was comprised of live footage from his "American Gangster" Tour. Sandwiched between today's announcement and Monday's premiere, JAY and DJ Clue hit the web with "Ain't I" from Clue's upcoming I Am Legend mixtape, among other things.

This summer in the United Kingdom, JAY-Z will, again, be putting on a historical, groundbreaking performance. The Glastonbury Festival is traditionally headlined by Rock and Alternative acts like Radiohead, Coldplay, Muse and Oasis. JAY-Z will be the 1st rapper - not to mention, one of the most successful artists - to ever headline the Festival. Glastonbury Festival organizer, Michael Eavis, told the BBC he was looking to "break with tradition this time and put on something totally different." Getting JAY-Z on stage seems like a pretty good step in that direction.

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