Metallica headlined at Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 28 June 2014

This article is from 2014.



Metallica headlined at Glastonbury tonight (27.06.14) and had fans going crazy with their hits such as 'Creeping Death; and 'Wherever I May Roam'

Metallica headlined at Glastonbury tonight (27.06.14).

The heavy rock band - consisting of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammet and Robert Trujillo - kicked off their energetic set on the Pyramid Stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset this evening with their classic hit 'Creeping Death', which had fans violently head-banging along.

The stage flashed with red and gold lights as the American quartet - who are the first metal act to headline the festival since 1970 - performed hits such as 'For Whom the Bell Tolls' and 'Wherever I May Roam'.

The group then got a little sentimental as they admitted they felt honoured to be representing heavy music.

Lead vocalist, James, 50, told the crowd: "Well Glastonbury, Metallica is grateful to be invited to such an event called Glastonbury.

"We're very proud to be here and to be representing, shall we say, the heavier side of music.

"Me and the boys would like to dedicate this new song to everyone here who's been waiting for someone like us and also to all the heavy metal British bands who have ever dreamed or are still dreaming of playing here."

He later dedicated their 2008 song 'Cyanide' to those whose soul has been moved by music.

The band then asked for the lights to be turned on so they could see "the Glastonbury family", before rounding off the show with their final song, 'Seek and Destroy'.


Chart-topping metal behemoths on a world wide tour following the release of their latest album Hardwired…To Self-Destruct.

Genting Arena, Birmingham

Mon 30 Oct

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Manchester Arena

Sat 28 Oct

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The O2 Arena, London SE10

Sun 22 Oct

£58.75–£97.75 / 0844 856 0202

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Tue 24 Oct

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