Muse are voted best festival band

And UK fans most want to be in Metallica

As festival season kicks in with Glastonbury 2008 next weekend, users of MSN Music have been having their say on the best and worst festival moments of all time.

Muse, who headline 2008's V Festival, were voted the best festival performers of all time, polling 31% of the 1209 votes. Gnarly legends The Rolling Stones, who headlined 2007's Isle Of Wight Festival, came second place (17%) followed by Oasis and Nirvana (11%).

Is Jay-Z right for Glastonbury?
More interestingly, Michael and Emily Eavis's decision to book Jay-Z for this year's Glastonbury has already been voted one of the worst festival moments of all time by 28% of music fans. His forthcoming Saturday headline slot is only 'beaten' by the grotty state of festival toilets (an understandable worst festival moment for 47%).

Noel Gallagher caused a media storm earlier this year by saying Jay-Z is "wrong for Glastonbury", but it seems a sizeable minority do agree with the Oasis songwriter, even though Jay-Z hasn't even performed. Glastonbury has been voted only the third best festival after Reading/Leeds and V.

The full results of the MSN poll are as follows...

Best festival performers of all time:

  1. Muse - 31%
  2. Rolling Stones - 17%
  3. Oasis - 11%
  4. Nirvana - 11%
  5. The Killers - 8%
  6. Radiohead - 7%
  7. David Bowie - 5%
  8. Coldplay - 4%
  9. James Brown - 3%
  10. Morrissey - 2%

Best festival line up for 2008:

  1. Reading / Leeds - 35%
  2. V Festival - 17%
  3. Glastonbury - 13%
  4. Download - 10%
  5. T in the Park - 10%
  6. Isle of Wight - 7%
  7. Bestival - 3%
  8. Creamfields - 2%
  9. The Big Chill - 1%
  10. Wireless - 1%

The artist that UK fans would most like to perform with:

  1. Metallica - 23%
  2. REM - 13%
  3. Kaiser Chiefs - 13%
  4. The Verve - 11%
  5. Amy Winehouse - 10%
  6. Sex Pistols - 8%
  7. Kiss - 7%
  8. Fat Boy Slim - 6%
  9. Jay-Z - 5%

Worst festival moment of all time:

  1. The toilets at any music festival - 47%
  2. Michael Eavis announcing Jay-Z as a headliner at Glastonbury 2008 - 28%
  3. Daphne and Celeste performing at Reading 2000 - 15%
  4. The trench foot of Glastonbury 2005 - 7%
  5. Morrissey singing at Madstock 2002 - 2%
  6. The Stone Roses festival at Spike Island 1990 - 1%

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