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Rock gods Metallica to headline Britain's Glastonbury

Published on May 9, 2014 6:08 AM
 
Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica performs during the band's Latin America tour concert at the Jockey Club in Asuncion on March 24, 2014. US metal giants Metallica will play this year's coveted Saturday night headline spot at Britain's Glastonbury festival, organisers announced on Thursday. -- FILE PHOTO: REUTERS

LONDON (AFP) - US metal giants Metallica will play this year's coveted Saturday night headline spot at Britain's Glastonbury festival, organisers announced on Thursday.

It will be the Master Of Puppets four-piece's first appearance at the legendary festival, held in south west England, following on from The Rolling Stones' Worthy Farm debut last year.

The band took to Twitter, writing: "Worst kept secret in rock and roll is now confirmed... see you at @GlastoFest on June 28th!" Arcade Fire and Kasabian are the two other headline acts, while the Pixies, Jack White and Dolly Parton are some of the other artists playing the main stage.

Elbow, The Black Keys, Robert Plant, Blondie, Massive Attack, M.I.A and Skrillex will also perform at the festival over the weekend of June 27 to 29.

 
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