Iron Maiden: 'We will never play Glastonbury'

Bruce Dickenson says the festival is 'too polite'

Iron Maiden: 'We will never play Glastonbury'

Photographer: Roy AngeloSam Chapman on 25 August 2010

Lead singer Bruce Dickinson, who returned to the band in 1999 after six years out, was the one to dismiss their possible attendance at the world-famous festival held every June on Worthy Farm in Somerset.

Mr Dickinson is quoted on contactmusic.com as saying: “Glastonbury is a bit too cream cakes and afternoon tea for us. It's all yurts and people being far too polite.”

The group has just released their 15th studio album entitled 'The Final Frontier' and show no signs of packing up yet, despite this latest confession.

After performing at the recent Pukkelpop Festival in Belgium, they head to Australia in February 2011 to continue The Final Frontier tour.

Heavy metal is one of the few genres the Glastonbury line up is yet to embrace.

Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis has said that he’s has booked two headliners for the Glastonbury 2011 line up and approached U2 to play after they pulled out in June.


Glastonbury Festival 2011 will take place at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset from 22-26 June.

Glastonbury 2011 tickets are expected to go on sale on 3 October.

Glastonbury 2011 registration is open now.

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