Last Updated on 24th June 2011
As Glastonbury festival official gets underway today, many festival-goers will be braving the muddy fields to see the likes of U2, Coldplay and Beyonce perform live on the main stage – all except Kate Moss, that is.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis has told Moss she must “muck in” with other campers this weekend if she wants to enjoy the event, after he closed the luxury private VVIP PlayStation tent where the model usually does most of her Glasto partying every year.
A statement revealed that Eavis has become concerned the event is becoming too gentrified, and wants to limit the amount of showbiz extravagance celeb guests demand.
“Michael feels Glastonbury has already become too middle class and gentrified, and is adamant that the festival continues to attract a range of ages, ethnicites and classes. Not just showbiz wannabes,” reports The Mirror.
“Kate has been a great patron of the festival over the years but Michael believes the last couple of festivals have become too much about the Kate Moss show – and not enough about grass-roots music. Each year Kate takes over the PlayStation tent which is basically pitched as the VVIP party of the weekend. Mere mortals don’t stand a chance of gaining entry.”
But Kate’s not entirely banned from Glastonbury, as long as she’s fine with pitching up her two-man tent next to us mere mortals.
“Similarly, Kate is welcome to attend but only if she mucks in with everyone else, and doesn’t insist upon any special treatment.”
We can’t see that happening somehow, can you?