Kanye West
Kanye West has been confirmed as a headliner for Glastonbury 2015Reuters

Kanye West might be one of the biggest stars on the planet but news that the US rapper will headline this year's Glastonbury Festival, has left some fans fuming.

Just hours after organisers of the annual summer festival confirmed that the Only One hitmaker will take to the iconic Pyramid stage at Worthy Farm, Somerset on Saturday, 27 June, an Change.org petition calling for him to be banned has amassed almost 1000 signatures.

According to the petition, Kim Kardashian's husband is "an insult to music fans all over the world" and doesn't deserve such an epic gig.

Started by disgruntled fan Neil Lonsdale, the petition states: "Kanye West is an insult to music fans all over the world. We spend hundreds of pounds to attend glasto, and by doing so, expect a certain level of entertainment. Kanye has been very outspoken on his views on music....he should listen to his own advice and pass his headline slot on to someone deserving! Lets prevent this musical injustice now!"

Encouraging those who share his views against West's headline performance, Lonsdale added in another message: "Thanks for signing my petition, but for this to really make an impact, I need you to share it where you can! The Eavis family do great work, but this egotistical, maniacal, disgrace was a clear oversight."

The uproar is raging on social media with some fans of the festival and ticket holders expressing their outrage and disappointment.

Festival organisers, Michael and Emily Eavis, announced West's upcoming performance via Twitter telling followers:

Although the hip hop star is said to have confirmed the news on his own feed, that tweet has since been deleted.

The reaction to West's performance resembles the criticism of Jay Z's headline slot at the festival in 2008. Many didn't believe the hip hop star deserved a place - most notably Noel Gallagher of Oasis - at the traditionally rock festival. The iconic rapper responded to the backlash by performing a cover of the Oasis hit Wonderwall.

Two months before, former band member Liam Gallagher had slammed the rapper's addition to the lineup in a rant, saying: "If it ain't broke, don't fix it. If you start to break it, then people aren't going to go. I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? No chance."

West will be joining Foo Fighters on the headline bill with the rockers previously announced. Glastonbury 2015 will be returning to Worthy Farm, Somerset from June 24-28.