Last Monday, a petition regarding Kanye West's presence at Glastonbury as a headliner began to circulate the world wide web - with over 90,000 signees claiming that West doesn't fall in line with the festival's ethos. They'd like the organisers to book a rock act instead.

Now, Glastonbury co-founder Emily Eavis has addressed the issue in an editorial for The Guardian, defending the booking by saying they think "the story this year should not be: 'Why is Kanye coming?' but: 'How amazing is it that Kanye is coming?' One of the world's biggest superstars and a music legend, always interesting, never boring. He has agreed to play a festival where headliners get paid a fraction of their normal rate in support of Oxfam, Water Aid and Greenpeace as well as thousands of other worthy causes. We think that's pretty great."

"To say that our headliners should be 'rock' is, I think, a bit silly," she continues. "Those acts never have been limited to rock, and they never will be. Stevie Wonder, The Prodigy, Curtis Mayfield, The Chemical Brothers, Jay Z, Gorillaz, Beyoncé and plenty of others prove that."

Eavis concludes by saying Glastonbury only received four requests for refunds since the announcement of Kanye West as a headliner.