US rockers Metallica have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for this year's Glastonbury festival.
Organisers confirmed the band would fill the vacant slot on the iconic Pyramid Stage, sandwiched as the headliner act over the three nights between Arcade Fire and Kasabian.
– Michael Eavis, Glastonbury organiser
Metallica are one of the most popular bands in the world, and they really are a phenomenal live act.
This a band that can sell out stadiums in pretty much every country on the planet. From Newlyn to Newcastle on my travels, all through the years, people keen asking me, 'When are Metallica going to play?'
There's a huge swathe of people who love Metallica to bits and just think they're absolutely amazing. They're worthy headliners.
The festival officially runs from June 27-29.