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Glastonbury 2014: Metallica to make its debut

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Glastonbury is prepared for the arrival of Metallica on a showery Saturday in Somerset.

Metallica is the first metal band to headline. Drummer Lars Ulrich said being asked to play was “the biggest honor”.

Metallica is the first metal band to headline Glastonbury festival

Metallica is the first metal band to headline Glastonbury festival

The festival was beset by a downpour for an hour, but a predicted lightning storm failed to materialize.

Acts on the main stage so far have included Nick Mulvey, Lana Del Rey and ex-Led Zeppelin frontman Robert Plant.

Classics such as Black Dog were given drastic West African and South East Asian overhauls, but a full-throttle rock version of Whole Lotta Love triggered a crowd surge – even after it took a detour into a violin solo.

Preceding him on the Pyramid Stage, R&B star Kelis also re-tooled some of her most famous songs, giving a jazzy big-band treatment to tracks like Milkshake and A Capella.

Famous faces spotted at the festival include Stella McCartney, Laura Carmichael, Lily James and Bradley Cooper.

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