New acts have been announced for Glastonbury and one performer is getting a very mixed reception
The UK's biggest (and arguably best) festival Glastonbury announced a bunch of new performers on Thursday.
Joining the already confirmed Radiohead, Foo Fighters and Ed Sheeran are the likes of Biffy Clyro, The National, Laura Marling, Chic, Justice, Run The Jewels and a whole lot more.
One name in particular stood out on the bill, however: that of Katy Perry.
As one of the biggest names in music, it was a bit of a surprise that she'd take a non-headlining slot - best guesses suggest that she'll be on before Ed Sheeran on the Sunday.
That said, her appearance on the bill was a bit of a surprise. For some, that was a nice surprise. For others, not so much.
Plenty of people were thrilled that Katy Perry would be appearing at Worthy Farm this year.
KATY PERRY IS PLAYING GLASTONBURY OMG
— Ellen Bennion (@ellenbennion) March 30, 2017
OK SO KATY PERRY PLAYING GLASTONBURY IS WORTH THE £250
— moe (@wankintosh) March 30, 2017
Could not be more jazzed about this Katy Perry Glastonbury situation thank you and goodnight
— Kate Solomon (@katiesol) March 30, 2017
Others felt that she wasn't right for the festival.
Katy Perry playing Glastonbury....they may as well just add the Cheeky Girls. It's turning into the lame V Festival
— Steve (@steve_upfront) March 30, 2017
Katy Perry to play Glastonbury pic.twitter.com/LFeGd6imxu
— 𝐃𝐚𝐦𝐞 𝐀𝐠𝐧𝐞𝐬 𝐆𝐮𝐚𝐧𝐨 (@agnes_guano) March 30, 2017
Why is Katy Perry doing Glastonbury pls
— Lucas (@LucasJV_) March 30, 2017
The fact is, this happens almost every year at Glastonbury. There's always one act that people single out as being 'wrong' for the festival, be it Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, Kanye West, Beyoncé - basically anyone that doesn't play guitar or is a bit too close to pop/hip-hop.
And the funny thing is, they always come out and kill it. Maybe not Kanye, actually, that did go a bit wrong. But whether you like Katy Perry or not, there's no denying that she's going to put on a hell of a show.