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Kendrick Lamar is perfect for Reading and Leeds: rappers are the new rock stars | Charlotte Richardson Andrews15 Feb 5:18am

Kendrick Lamar is perfect for Reading and Leeds: rappers are the new rock stars | Charlotte Richardson Andrews

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The outrage following the festival announcement is the last gasp of juvenile rockistsReading and Leeds festival fans are “outraged” at this year’s lineup. Chief among their gripes – which are many – is the announcement that Grammy-award-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will headline. A predictable and, frankly, tedious chorus of outrage has followed this news, with fans dubbing the 2018 lineup a “disaster”. Personally, I’m more concerned about the gender ‘play’ gap at Reading and Leeds, from the headline slot downwards. Priorities, eh? As any veteran will tell you, the annual August shindig hasn’t been a rock festival in any pure sense for many years
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