Jack White has claimed that playing festivals is a 'necessary evil' to him and that he rarely enjoys playing at the outdoor events.
White, who released his first solo album 'Blunderbuss' earlier this year, has not made many appearances at the UK festivals this Summer bar a slot at Radio 1's Hackney Weekend. Speaking to the BBC about his feelings for festivals, White admitted how:
"I don't get excited about festivals - they're not my favourite place to play,"
Adding: "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 [the 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."
Luckily, Jack White does enjoy playing his own gigs and has anounced details of a UK tour later this year. You can find full details of the tour and ticket info here.
Photos: Jack White live in Amsterdam