Metallica have been confirmed as the third, and final, headline act at Glastonbury 2014, joining fellow headliners Arcade Fire and Kasabian 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, MIA and Bryan Ferry headline West Holts, while Metronomy, Mogwai 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, Haim 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.