June 19, 2014 9:20

Glastonbury 'the most bourgeois thing on the planet' says Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson

Singer says he's glad to be playing hard rock festival Sonisphere instead

Glastonbury 'the most bourgeois thing on the planet' says Iron Maiden's Bruce Dickinson
Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has hit out at Glastonbury festival for being too "middle class".

The singer said his band have no intention of playing the Worthy Farm bash, which for the first time in its history will see a heavy metal band headline this year when Metallica play next Saturday night.

"In the days when Glasto was an alternative festival it was quite interesting," he said (via The Telegraph). "Now it’s the most bourgeois thing on the planet. Anywhere Gwyneth Paltrow [the actress] goes and you can live in an air-conditioned yurt is not for me."

Dickinson added that he was glad Iron Maiden were playing rock festival Sonisphere instead. "We’ll leave the middle classes to do Glastonbury and the rest of the great unwashed will decamp to Knebworth and drink lots of beer and have fun," he said in an interview.

Glastonbury Festival takes place on Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset over June 27-29, with the gates to festival opening on June 25.

Yesterday, a Met Office spokesperson told NME that the weather looks set to be mostly pleasant, starting off "warm and dry" with a possibility of showers on Saturday and Sunday.

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