Eavis, who founded the festival in 1972 and now runs it with his daughter Emily, came under fire for booking the hip-hop star for the 2015 event and more than 130,000 angry fans signed a petition demanding West be replaced with a more traditional rock act.

West attracted a large crowd for his Saturday night set, but Eavis has now admitted he decided to skip the show and watch the Moody Blues instead because he is not a fan of the rapper's material.

He tells NME, "I wasn't there, I was at the Moody Blues... (I am) not a fan of that kind of music... (but I heard it went down) reasonably well."