Glastonbury: 5 Heavy Bands That Could Legitimately Headline

5. Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden are the kings of British heavy metal, they’ve been a consistently reliable touring act for just over four decades, and they show no signs of slowing down any time soon. Their size in the metal world is matched only by a few, and their headline arena tours are regular sell-outs.

Maiden also have a sizeable back catalogue, with several hits that broke into the mainstream, including Run To The Hills, The Trooper, and Bring Your Daughter To The Slaughter, which will be recognisable to some of the more mainstream fans, and their mere prescience at the event would attract a new crowd entirely, accompanied by the standard Glastonbury demographic.

Frontman Bruce Dickinson also has the talent and showmanship to make a believer of even the most uneasy metal sceptic, with his great vocal range and enthusiasm towards elements of audience participation throughout their live set.


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