Bombay Bicycle Club say this year’s Glastonbury line-up is ‘disappointing generally’

Guitarist Jamie MacColl says he does not believe Metallica are the right headliners for this year's event

Bombay Bicycle Club have become the latest act to speak out about Metallica‘s position as Glastonbury headliner, saying that they do not think it is a good booking.

Earlier this week, both Alex Turner of Arctic Monkeys and Johnny Marr appeared to suggest that the US metal band were not right for the Saturday night of this year’s festival and Bombay Bicycle Club’s Jamie MacColl agrees, telling Digitial Spy that he would have preferred a more “left-field” choice for the Pyramid Stage.

“I personally don’t think [Metallica are] a very good booking,” MacColl said prior to the band’s performance at Radio One’s One Big Weekend in Glasgow. “I think the lineup is a bit disappointing generally.

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“My ideal line-up was Prince, Fleetwood Mac and Kanye West. I wanted a left-field Jay Z option again. I’m sure it will be great though.”

Bombay Bicycle Club will perform at Glastonbury, however, one thing MacColl actually is happy with “We’ve got a good slot and The Other Stage is probably the best stage at the festival.”

The first metal artists to headline Glastonbury in its 44-year history, Metallica headline the Worthy Farm festival on Saturday, June 28 with Arcade Fire the previous night and Kasabian starring on June 29.

Serge Pizzorno and Tom Meighan of Kasabian previously backed Metallica to impress, saying that the booking is a “bold” move that will pay off.