Metallica: "Glastonbury is the one festival eluding us"
Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich has said the band would love to play Glastonbury Festival, saying they are "ready to go" as and when Michael Eavis needs them.
The US band have never played at Worthy Farm before but, with no headliners yet revealed for the 2014 bash, Ulrich has put Metallica's name into the hat. Speaking to MTV, the drummer revealed that he worries that the chances of seeing the band headline the Pyramid Stage are decreasing but he remains keen to play.
"Every year there's probably less chance of us doing it than the previous year, but it just looks like it would be a fun night out," said Ulrich. He adds: "We've been fortunate enough to play every other festival on this planet numerous times, so Glastonbury is the only one that's eluding us."
Ulrich continues: "There's such a vibe and it's maybe the most quintessentially English festival. Everybody who goes there loves it and obviously Michael [Eavis] doesn't need our help – I completely appreciate and respect that – but if he ever wants to get hold of us we're in the Yellow Pages and ready to go!"
Tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2014 sold out in record time, after going on sale earlier this month (October 6). 120,000 tickets were snapped up in 1 hour and 27 minutes, beating last year's record of 1 hour and 40 minutes. Michael Eavis had recently revealed that over one million people have registered for tickets for next year's event.
Earlier this year, Eavis revealed that he already has all three headliners in place for next year's event.
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