London, February 10 (ANI): Metallica will be scratching their guitars to entertain the crowds at The Knebworth festival, the British leg of a new Europe-wide rock tour to be launched this year.
The head banging crowd pullers will perform in August at the grounds of Knebworth House, which has played host to veterans such as Led Zeppelin and other performers including Queen, Oasis and Robbie Williams.
"We're starting an entirely new brand, with one of the biggest rock bands in the world," the Telegraph quoted Stuart Galbraith, the series producer, as telling The Times.
"We've seen increasing levels of complaints from fans that rock festivals are too diluted, with four or five stages going on at the same time when you can only ever watch one.
"We're focusing on having 12 to 14 acts of massive quality. There's no point in going to a festival with a load of bands there, but most of them are rubbish," he added.
Other bands confirmed to be feature in the "broad church" of rock music on a single stage included Linkin Park, Guns N'Roses, Iron Maiden, Foo Fighters, and Muse.
The tour will tread Holland, Germany, Spain, Sweden and Finland, and nearly 60,000 people have been estimated to attend each day, with weekend tickets costing fans 125 pounds. (ANI)