Metallica's debut appearance at Worthy farm and it is the first time a heavy metal band have headlined the event. Tickets for this year sold out in just one hour and 27 minutes in October. Glastonbury Festival founder Michael Eavis told BBC 6 Music's Matt Everitt: "[Metallica] wanted to play for a long, long time and they're one of the most amazing rock bands in the world, everywhere I go people say 'When are Metallica going to play?' I said, 'They will be here one day' and this is their time now. "We've done it before (with Rage Against the Machine in 1994). People think that we're prone to have Radiohead and Coldplay and Oasis but when we had Jay Z a few years ago, people said he wasn't a Glastonbury act but we have all kinds of music."BBC Metallica Ride The Lightning Metallica Through The Never Master Of Puppets