James Arthur says his music is good enough for Glastonbury as he blasts ‘snobs’

James Arthur has claimed his music is good enough for Glastonbury while he blasting the "snobbery" against him.

The 'Impossible' singer believes his sound would suit the music festival – so surprisingly has never been asked to sing at Worthy Farm.

Launching a dig at the organisers, James joked: "Maybe I've got to get another number one album. Then I'll get it.

"Where's my awards? How many UK artists have got a billion streams? Let me know."

Lorraine Kelly admitted she was baffled and said it didn't make any sense to her that James had not been invited to play.


James added: "I've come from being a front man in a rock band. My dream is to get on them stages. Reading, Leeds, Glastonbruy.

"I don’t know whether ill get the chance. And I’ve got to come to terms with that.

"It's not because of my music because I think my music maybe lends itself to those things. Unfortunately there's a touch of snobbery."


This isn't the first time that James has hit out at Glastonbury organisers for not inviting him to the music festival.

During an appearance on This Morning earlier this year, James insisted he was "made to perform at Glastonbury".

He said: "I think there has been a lot made of it. I would love to be considered I guess credible enough to perform at these things.

"I think I was made to perform at Glastonbury and these big festivals. I am a musician. I have worked very hard, it’s been seven years since The X Factor and it’s amazing that I have managed to sustain a career.

"It’s amazing what the likes of myself, Olly Murs, Little Mix, we have been able to be considered viable enough, to come from a show like that and then still be relevant.

"There is a little bit of snobbery attached to being from a reality TV show and I think maybe we get overlooked for things like that. For me, it sucks because I believe I am made for those kind of things."

*Lorraine airs weekdays on ITV at 8.30am

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