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The rapper, who has been banned from entering the UK by immigration authorities since an altercation involving his entourage at London's Heathrow Airport in 2006, has recently been allowed to reapply for a visa.
Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis is reported to have said his daughter Emily -- who books many of the acts for the Somerset bash is keen to get Snoop -- saying, "She's a bright girl and she is very keen on Snoop Dogg doing the show, so we want him."
The news the rapper is potentially appearing on the bill could lead to criticism from some of the festival's rock fraternity, in a similar vein to when Jay-Z was revealed as a headliner in 2008.
Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher said at the time, "I'm sorry, but Jay-Z? Glastonbury has a tradition of guitar music and when they throw the odd curve ball in on a Sunday night you go, 'Kylie Minogue?' I don't know about it... But I'm not having hip-hop at Glastonbury. It's wrong."
Jay-Z played to rapturous acclaim in the end, beginning his set with a tongue-in-cheek slice of the Oasis track 'Wonderwall.'
The 2010 Glastonbury festival is now sold-out, and headliners are U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder.
Spinner contacted the Glastonbury press office but no comment has been forthcoming as yet.