London: American heavy metal band Metallica is set to headline this year`s Glastonbury festival.
The second night of the iconic festival, will witness the extravaganza by Lars Ulrich and company to be hosted in Somerset, south-west England, reported Contactmusic.
The band will also join `Reflektor` famed Arcade Fire and English band Kasabian in closing another night at the festival.
The Glastonbury Festival is an annual music carnival and is recorded as world`s largest festival to be hosted on natural pastures. Last year bands like Rolling Stone and Arctic Monkey headlined the festival.
Although many have expressed surprise at the decision to have a heavy metal act headline the festival, but organisers do not think it matters too much about who is chosen to perform on the main stage as the event offers a number of choice.
"Everything is now in place. We are more than happy with the calibre of the acts. The headliner on Saturday will be one of the biggest-selling bands in the world at the moment," said organiser Michael Eavis.
The festival will be hosted between June 27-29 and all tickets are already sold out.