HEAVY metal rockers Iron Maiden have snubbed ‘middle class’ Glastonbury in favour of a hard rock festival.
Iron Maiden’s lead singer Bruce Dickinson, a privately-educated lead singer and a qualified airline pilot, said he is glad to be playing at this summer’s Sonisphere event at Knebworth Park.
He said: “In the days when Glasto was an alternative festival it was quite interesting.
“Now it is the most bourgeois thing on the planet. Anywhere Gwyneth Paltrow goes and you can live in an air-conditioned yurt is not for me.
“We’ll leave the middle classes to do Glastonbury and the rest of the great unwashed will decamp to Knebworth and drink lots of beer and have fun.”
This year, Glastonbury boasts VIP areas and £600,000 ‘super loos’ instead of the portable toilets of old.
By contrast, the first festival attracted just 1,500 punters, each paying £1 to get in.