exclusive: Metallica to headline Glastonbury Festival

playing classic album in full

published: Tue 1st Apr 2014

Metallica

Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June 2014
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£210 (secured with a deposit) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Wed 17th Sep 2014

eFestivals can finally exclusively who this year's Pyramid Stage headliners will be on the Saturday night of this year's Glastonbury Festival.

Yes, Glastonbury is going to rock out this summer to the crunching riffs of Metallica!

There has been speculation for sometime that the Californian heavy metal band may make an appearance after drummer Lars Ulrich revealed in an interview in 2012 how much they wanted to appear at the Somerset Festival, saying, "We've never played Glastonbury. I don't know if Michael would ever invite a harder rock band to play. It's something I would love to do at some point. We love playing, we love connecting with people, and you want to try to do that in as many situations as possible. Mid May to September in Europe, it doesn't get better than that."

However in order to get around the worry that Festival organiser Michael Eavis would never invite a hard rock band to headline, it seems the dairy farmer has come up with a clever solution.

The farmer rang us late last night and revealed, "Emily and I were sitting in the kitchen discussing how we'd not had much luck with headliners, with the Fleetwood Mac thing, and not hearing back from Prince. The radio was on and we were listening to news about how quickly Kate Bush tickets had sold. They sold as fast as our own Festival tickets do, and we were commenting on how much we liked her album Hounds Of Love when that drummer from Metallica pestered us again about playing. Turns out he likes Kate Bush too!"

"Right there and then it came to me, a way to have them headline and not be too metal, by not playing their own material!

"So that was it, proper job, Metallica will be headlining The Pyramid Stage this year,  doing the classic Kate Bush album ''Hounds Of Love' in full, plus a selection of hits from Kate Bush's back catalogue. Personally I'm shaking in my shorts with excitement!"

Some or all of the above may or may not be completely accurate. Check the date.

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Wednesday 25th to Sunday 29th June 2014
Worthy Farm, Pilton, Shepton Mallet, Somerset, BA4 4AZ, England MAP
£210 (secured with a deposit) - SOLD OUT
daily capacity: 177500
last updated: Wed 17th Sep 2014


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