Johnny Depp To Set Up Tent And Camp At Glastonbury, Amid Backlash Over Booking Due To Heard

Glastonbury is one of the UK’s and the world’s biggest music festivals and will be gaining one Hollywood star as a headliner, not as just a guest, but as a camper and participant. Johnny Depp is reportedly set to be a part of the muddy event by camping like all other attendees.

The report about Depp’s intentions at Glastonbury come via his own good friend, filmmaker Julien Temple. The Mirror relays the reason behind Depp’s decision and Temple’s words on the subject.

“Filmmaker Julien Temple, who’s been Johnny’s pal since the 1980s, says the Pirates of the Caribbean star is ‘in for a penny, in for a pound’ at the annual Somerset mudbath. ‘He’s never been to Glastonbury, so that was our big selling point, that it involved seeing the festival.'”

Additionally, Depp is partaking in the Glastonbury festivities for his current project – he will be launching “the new Cineramageddon four-day film festival installation which Julien is curating.”

And as it turns out, Johnny Depp is not opposed to experiencing all that goes along with Glastonbury. He will, in fact, be camping in the muddy conditions. Temple shares that Depp will be setting up a tent and will be “in his element” at the event. The filmmaker noted, however, that Depp’s location will not be disclosed.

Temple goes on to relay that Depp will likely be there all days but the last, and on Thursday will present his film The Libertine, which was shot in the area. As noted by the publication, Depp will then “watch himself in the movie in a VIP limo at the drive-in style cinema, where 2,000 festival goers will sit in classic cars mutated by sculptor Joe Rush.”

There has been some criticism, however, regarding the festival organizers booking Depp, due to his rumored abuse against his ex-wife Amber Heard. Organizers have responded to the criticism and defend booking the notable actor. Emily Eavis, the main organizer of the event, spoke out stating that if you start looking at each guest’s morals and ethics, it would be tough to book anyone. She, therefore, stands behind her decision, as NME notes.

The actor has experienced a bit of a tumultuous year, not only due to his divorce from Heard, but also due to financial woes. Depp has gone so far as to launch a lawsuit against his former management team, TMG, for allegedly mismanaging his $600 million fortune and failing to pay his taxes in a timely manner.

All of the negative press that has hounded Depp month after month, is hopefully fully in the past as the actor focuses on moving forward in his career.

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