The Rolling Stones will play at the Glastonbury music festival for the first time later this year, organisers have confirmed.
The Rolling Stones will play the world famous Glastonbury music festival for the first time this year.
The legendary British rockers were reportedly considering an offer from organiser Michael Eavis to headline the event kicking off in June.
BBC News now confirms the deal is done.
The band – comprising of Sir Mick Jagger, Ronnie Wood, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts – will headline the Pyramid Stage on June 29.
Charlie revealed earlier this month he was the one holding up the gig.
“I didn’t want to do it, but the other three do. So whether we get there or not I don’t know,” the drummer told the news outlet.
His bandmates appear to have finally convinced the 71-year-old musician to be a part of the show following their whirlwind 50th anniversary tour.
The rockers sold out shows at London’s O2 Arena and New York City’s Madison Square Garden and its rumoured the band is in talks for a North American tour later this year.
Keith seemed to hint there may be some truth to those reports in a recent interview.
“My experience is that once the juggernaut starts rolling, it ain’t gonna stop,” UK newspaper The Mirror quoted the musician as saying.
Fans have already scooped up tickets to Glastonbury with all shows being completely sold out.
Other acts lined up to perform on the iconic Pyramid Stage include Mumford & Sons, the Arctic Monkeys, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright, Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, the Vaccines, Kenny Rogers, Ben Howard, Jake Bugg, Professor Green, Laura Mvula, Billy Bragg, Rokia Traoré, First Aid Kit and Haim.
Copyright: Cover Media 2013
Wednesday, 27. March 2013