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Iron Maiden’s Bruce Dickinson says Glastonbury is ‘too middle class’.

Iron Maiden frontman believes that Glastonbury has lost it’s alternative vibe.

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Bruce Dickinson, front man of Iron Maiden has made the controversial statement when discussing the group’s decision to play Sonisphere festival. Talking to The Guardian, Dickinson stated that Glastonbury has lost its Alternative status which existed in the 1970s:

Now it’s the most bourgeois thing on the planet. Anywhere Gwyneth Paltrow goes and you can live in an air-conditioned yurt is not for me.’

Several upgrades have been implemented for this year’s Glastonbury festival, including a £600,000 upgrade of the festival site toilets which are now long-drop and composting loos and mobile phone charging points.

Dickinson added that he is happy Iron Maiden will be instead playing rock festival Sonisphere:

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.

Glastonbury Festival opens its gates on June 25th with music kicking off from the 27th.

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