The legendary metal heads to headline the Somerset festival alongside Arcade Fire & Kasabian.
The final additions to the Glastonbury 2014 lineup have been announced, and as expected the annual UK music festival’s complete is as amazing as it is massive. Metallica will be heading the pack, marking not only their Glastonbury debut but also being the first metal band to headline the festival in it’s 44- year history.
Other important acts also include Lana Del Rey, Ed Sheeran, Lily Allen , Dolly Parton, Rudimental and many more. Skrillex, Jake Bugg and Massive Attack were named as headliners of the Other Stage, while MIA, Bryan Ferry and Disclosure will headline the West Holts Stage.
New headliners of the John Peel Stage are Kaiser Chiefs, joining MGMT and London Grammar.
Also note that Indian pop artists Shaa’ir & Func will also be performing at the festival, be sure to catch them as well.
Here’s the full line – up:
Metallica’s mention as festival headliner didn’t seem to go down very well with the majority of festival goers, sharing their disappointment at the metal act being named one of the ‘headliners’ of the iconic festival.
Metallica at Glastonbury is ridiculous. They should have broke the bank to bring Oasis back
— Mark Cliffe (@mark_cliffe1) May 13, 2014
Don’t care what people say about Metallica..the fact organisers are having to defend a Glastonbury headliner is poor. It should sell itself!
— Robbie Jones (@rob89jones) May 11, 2014
Still cant get over how much of an irrelevant headliner Metallica are going to be at Glastonbury ✋✋
— Grant (@grant_mathieson) May 9, 2014
Metallica = Worst choice for Glastonbury headliner ever.
— Paul George Mellon (@PaulGMellon) May 10, 2014
Prince would be a better headliner than Metallica. I’ll be in the bar when that happens. #Glastonbury
— Stu (@MrDotpot) May 11, 2014
People complain about Metallica headlining Glastonbury. They forget every headliner for the last 14years has either been irrelevant or shit.
— Ashnthat (@Mathley1) May 12, 2014
Even Ellie Goulding, who is scheduled to perform at Glastonbury, expressed her opinion on her Instagram :
While some seem pretty content with it:
Don’t see at all why Metallica is a “controversial” Glastonbury headliner, seems a pretty solid booking to me
— Daniel Kirk (@Kirkybui) May 10, 2014
Metallica to head line Glastonbury , proper festival headliner !!!
— pirate mark coultrup (@markcoultrup) May 10, 2014
The Glastonbury festival is one of the largest and most popular festival in the world, bringing the best live acts from all over the world together on one platform. It will be held at the Worthy farm, Pilton between 25th – 29th June this year. Tickets for the festival are currently SOLD OUT.