Iron Maiden singer Bruce Dickenson is back in the news again after calling Glastonbury ‘too middle class’. maybe he was miffed after Metallica got the token rock band slot, maybe he feels this…
“In the days when Glasto was an alternative festival it was quite interesting.
“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.”
When it was first set up in 1970, it was intended perceived as a hippie and counter culture festival but things have maybe changed. It’s now the only festival the BBC covers and has a huge backstage of expensive celeb and media.
Bruce Dickinson, who attended the private Sharrow Vale boarding school in Sheffield, said the band had no interest in playing there.
Is he right? has Glastonbury become too middle class? has music from festivals to the BBC become too middle class? or is this a load of pointless criticisms?