Jack White dreads festival season, insisting he would rather play solo concerts than watch crowds "drinking and lazing in the sun".
Everyone's drinking and lazing in the sun and walking around and that's a fun thing for them but it's not interesting for me
The former White Stripes star has spent the summer travelling the globe to perform at a handful of outdoor festivals but admits they are "a necessary evil in the business" rather than his idea of a good time.
He tells the BBC, "I don't get excited about festivals - they're not my favourite place to play. A lot of people come to them and there's all these pros to them. You get exposure to people who would never come and see you and (organisers) offer bands a lot of money so they can't say no, but they're not my first choice to perform music.
"Everyone's drinking and lazing in the sun and walking around and that's a fun thing for them but it's not interesting for me. I'm not trying to be negative, it's just never been too exciting for me".