Rolling Stones to Headline Glastonbury

Mick, Keef and the boys will make their first ever appearance at legendary rock festival this summer


By Alex Baker


The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as the headliners of this year’s Glastonbury Festival in the UK. The band’s scheduled appearance this June will mark their first ever appearance at the legendary festival which has been held annually since 1970 at Worthy Farm in Somerset.


“We all had such a ball last year and the energy between the band is so good,” said guitarist Keith Richards, speaking to the Guardian. “We can’t wait to play Glastonbury. See you on a summer’s day in England.”


While in 2011 Mick Jagger told the BBC,  “I don’t want to play Glastonbury on the Sunday night in the pouring rain,” this year it was apparently drummer Charlie Watts who held things up.


“I didn’t want to do it, but the other three did,” said Watts, speaking to the BBC. “So whether we go there or not, I don’t know.”


Apparently Jagger, Richards, and guitarist Ronnie Wood were able to convince the veteran sticksman, as the Stones will headline a lineup that Glastonbury Festival organizer Michael Eavis calls “particularly British.”


Also on the bill are Primal Scream, the Arctic Monkeys, Professor Green, Mumford and Sons, Jake Bugg, and Elvis Costello also on the bill.


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