Rapper Snoop Dogg Confirmed For Glastonbury Festival

Organizers for the Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that rapper Snoop Dogg will headline the event, which includes performances by U2, Stevie Wonder, Muse, Jack Johnson, Slash and others.

The five-day festival takes place from June 22nd to June 27th at Worthy Farm in Pilton and will feature hundreds of bands and poets on multiple stages.

Snoop will perform at the five-day festival for the first time on the Pyramid Stage on Friday (June 25th) which will includes shows by U2, Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend and Willie Nelson.

"This is it! It is the most staggering line-up, to match the 40-year reputation of the festival,” Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis told The Guardian.

Snoop will return to the stage in the UK after winning a controversial battle against the country, after it banned him from entering the country over a brawl with airport security inside of Heathrow Airport in 2006.

“Jay-Z worked so well, when we heard it was a possibility that Snoop Dogg could do it we went to work. We never pass judgment on the people who play here; we hire them for their musical ability. We are only interested in their music and what they will bring to the festival. We never compromise on that.”

Other artists performing during the weekend include Groove Armada, Florence and the Machine, MGMT, Orbital and others.