Glastonbury Festival: Dizzee Rascal says he ‘should have headlined’ instead of Gorillaz when U2 pulled out

Dizzee Rascal said he “should have made the headlines at Glastonbury” when U2 pulled out in 2010.

The rapper revealed he thought he had what it takes to replace the supergroup when they canceled their Pyramid Stage headliner due to emergency surgery for lead singer Bono.

Dizzee Rascal was due to play in the U2 forward slot, and he feels he should have been pushed into the headliners.

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In the end, the festival brought in a new band – Gorillaz – to fill the vacant slot.

Speaking on the JD In The Duffle Bag podcast, Dizzee Rascal says he thinks the festival should have trusted him after he said he “broke the shit out of him” since his first appearance at the event in 2008.

The rapper said: “I should have headlined Glastonbury.

“I’ve been doing Glastonbury since I think 2008, maybe that was the first time I did it.

“I was one of the headlines, then somebody dropped out, so they should have moved me up, but then they put Gorillaz or somebody else.”

Dizzee Rascal added: “It’s the confidence, they didn’t have the confidence.

“Even though they saw me breaking shit, they were just scared.

“And then Gorillaz came along, and don’t offend them, but you don’t get the same.

“You can’t put them after me – are you okay?”

Glastonbury Festival announces September Worthy Farm concert is canceled

A planned gig called Equinox, to be held at the Glastonbury Festival site at Worthy Farm in Somerset, will no longer take place, Emily Eavis has confirmed.

The concert was supposed to take place in September, but the details had not been fully confirmed.

Festival organizer and daughter of founder Michael Eavis confirmed there would be no concert or mini-festival in an Instagram post, where she shared a photo of the multicolored campsite – Worthy Pastures – which was created in the fields south of the Pyramid Stage on Worthy Farm.

Emily Eavis said organizers were putting “all our energy” into the camping experience.

Jan G. Gilbert