have been confirmed as the third, and final, headline act at Glastonbury 2014, joining fellow headliners Arcade Fire
at the top of the bill, NME
reports. The first metal artists to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history, Metallica headline on Saturday June 28 with Arcade Fire the previous night and Kasabian starring on June 29.
Speaking to BBC Radio 1
's Zane Lowe
, Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich
said: "To be honest with you, we didn't sit around and have a big conversation when the call came. In Metallica we have a saying called a 'no-brainer'. Headlining Glastonbury is a no-brainer. We didn't need to sit around thinking about the pros and cons."
Ulrich reassured the skeptics: "Trust your friendly neighbourhood Metallica, we'll put something suitable together."
He added: "It's great that, 32 years into our career, we're still able to knock down doors - doors we didn't think were open to us."
Meanwhile, the full line-up for the festival has been confirmed, including which stage each artist is playing. Skrillex
headlines the Other Stage on the Friday, followed by Jake Bugg
on Saturday and Massive Attack
on the Sunday. Disclosure
and Bryan Ferry
headline West Holts, while Metronomy
and James Blake
top the bill at The Park Stage. Headlining the John Peel Stage are MGMT
, London Grammar
and Kaiser Chiefs
, who are a new name on the bill.
Other notable new additions include The Horrors
and Bombay Bicycle Club
, who all play on the Other Stage, and Radiohead
guitarist Jonny Greenwood
, who performs with The London Sinfonietta
at West Holts along with fellow new addition Deltron 3030