Snoop Dogg wanted for Glastonbury Festival 2010

Rapper Snoop Dogg has been asked to perform at this summer's Glastonbury Festival, Michael Eavis has revealed.

Following the successful release of his 2010 album ‘Blaze!’, the lucid instigator of G-funk looks likely to follow in the footsteps of fellow hip-hop artist Jay-Z who headlined the event in 2008.

Festival chief Michael Eavis trusts daughter Emily's judgement following the success of the Jay-Z performance, telling The Sun: “[Emily] is a bright girl and she is very keen on Snoop Dogg doing the show, so we want him.

"Her real claim to fame is booking Jay-Z. She came up with the idea, so I phoned his manager. At the end of a 40-minute chat he said Jay-Z would do the show, and the rest is history."

Snoop Dogg
, who is famed for tracks like ‘What's My Name?’ and ‘Gin and Juice’, was banned from entering the UK following a fracas at Heathrow Airport in 2006. However immigration judges overturned this decision on 5 March this year, allowing him to re-apply for a visa.

With U2, Muse and Stevie Wonder already confirmed as headliners for this summer's 40th anniversary event, the rapper would be most likely to appear further down the bill on the Pyramid Stage or on The Other Stage.

Glastonbury Festival 2010 is set to take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton from 23-27 June.

Tickets for this year's Glastonbury Festival have now sold out.