Jay-Z wows them at Glastonbury

London - The controversial choice of American rapper Jay-Z, pictured, to headline Glastonbury proved to be a masterstroke by the event's organiser, Michael Eavis, as the hip-hop star wowed the music festival on Saturday.

Oasis songwriter Noel Gallagher had called hip-hop at Glastonbury "wrong" and traditionalists in Internet chatrooms had said they would have preferred a band like Radiohead, while critics also blamed the rapper for slow ticket sales.

In a nod to Gallagher, Grammy Award winner Jay-Z took to the stage to the strains of the Mancunian band's hit Wonderwall. - Reuters