Former Sex Pistols star John Lydon laments the loss of “free will” at modern music festivals – insisting organisers only care about making money and selling tickets.
The rocker is gearing up to play a number of outdoor events with his band Public Image Ltd next summer (11) but admits the rock ‘n’ roll spirit of the gigs has vanished.
He says, “Next year’s gigs are booked. I love the festivals, although the spirit of free will just isn’t there which festivals used to have.
“Forty years ago, festivals were stunning and now it is just people with cash in hand, which is a little tough. It is all about headlining and half the bands are miming anyway.”