Glasto's Too 'Middle Class' for Maiden, Says Bruce Dickinson

artist: Iron Maiden date: 06/02/2014 category: general music news
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Glasto's Too 'Middle Class' for Maiden, Says Bruce Dickinson
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has vowed he'll never follow Metallica to the Glastonbury festival – and he's slammed the Worthy Farm event as "middle-class" and "bourgeois," Classic Rock reports.

James Hetfield and co were this month confirmed as headline act on June 28 – a week before they and Maiden both top the bill at Sonisphere.

But Dickinson tells the Daily Star: "Personally I have no interest in going to Glastonbury. In the days when Glasto was an alternative festival it was quite interesting. Now it's the most bourgeois thing on the planet.

"Anywhere Gwyneth Paltrow goes and you can live in an air-conditioned yurt is not for me."

He claims the BBC send "thousands" of people to cover that festival and adds: "They can't be arsed to turn up to Sonisphere or Download with a camper van and a hand-held."

The vocalist continues: "We'll leave the middle classes to do Glastonbury – and the great unwashed will decamp to Knebworth, drink a lot of beer and have fun."

Dickinson yesterday revealed he'd take part in a World War I dogfight re-enactment in the sky above Soniphere just hours before Maiden perform. Sonisphere Radio will be powered by TeamRock throughout the event.
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