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BBC News – Michael Eavis defends ‘keen’ Metallica’s Glastonbury slot

Michael EavisGlastonbury founder Michael Eavis has defended Metallica’s right to be this year’s headline act, saying no band has been as “keen” to play at the festival.

Eavis was responding to criticism that the heavy metal band does not fit in with Glastonbury’s mainstream image.

“There’s no other band in the whole history of the festival that has been so keen to play, they will do the best set of their lives here,” said Eavis.

Metallica’s Glastonbury debut is the first top slot for a metal band.

Other headline acts at this year’s festival, which is held on Eavis’s Somerset farm from 25-29 June, include Arcade Fire and Kasabian.

“We have been going for so long that people don’t expect us to put on a heavy metal band,” Eavis said.

“We had Rage Against The Machine and we have had lots of fairly heavy metal bands in the past but this is not a typical headline.

“We usually have bands like Radiohead, Coldplay and U2, the Rolling Stones, but I am really looking forward to them.”

The US metal veterans, known for tracks such as Enter Sandman and Nothing Else Matters, will play the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm on Saturday 28 June.

via BBC News – Michael Eavis defends ‘keen’ Metallica’s Glastonbury slot.

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