28 Mar 2013

The Rolling Stones to play first ever Glastonbury

Glastonbury will play host to The Rolling Stones for the first time ever, after reuniting last year to celebrate their 50th anniversary, the music festival announces.

Rolling Stones confirmed to play at Glastonbury (pictures: Reuters)

The full line-up, which also includes Primal Scream, the Arctic Monkeys, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello, was announced on the Glastonbury festival website last night.

This year’s event, which is already a sell-out with around 135,000 tickets being sold in the space of two hours, will take place over the last weekend in June. It did not take place last year due to the Olympics and to allow farmland to recover.

Rolling Stones frontman Sir Mick Jagger told fans via Twitter: “Can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt.”

Last year The Rolling Stones marked their 50-year anniversary with a gig at the O2 arena in London. Before the 2012 comeback, they had not played together since 2007.

Also featuring on the main Pyramid stage at festival will be Mumford & Sons, Dizzee Rascal, Vampire Weekend and country singer Kenny Rogers.

On the Other stage, acts include Portishead, The xx, Smashing Pumpkins and Chase & Status. Elsewhere at the Somerset gig there will be performances by 1970s’ disco pioneers Chic, Tom Tom Club, Public Enemy, Dinosaur Jr, The Horrors and Johnny Marr.