Will it be a case of first time nerves for the seasoned rockers?
Glastonbury organisers have this week announced the much-anticipated festival’s line up for 2013 and on the bill for Saturday’s headline slot is none other than legendary act: The Rolling Stones. This will be the first time in their 51 years of making music that they are set to play at Worthy Farm in Somerset.
Mick Jagger went straight to his Twitter account to express his delight in headlining at the renowned festival. He told his fans: “can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my Wellies and my yurt!”
Glastonbury organiser Emily Eavis believes that this year’s line up is quite possibly the best yet and when asked about The Rolling Stones, she says it is ‘as big a coup as we ever thought would be possible.’ She goes on to say that it ‘is such an honour to have them. I get the real sense they are excited too … it has been a dream booking.’
Other headline acts include the Artic Monkeys who play on the Pyramid Stage on the Friday, and Mumford & Sons on the Sunday. The full line up for the three-day event, which takes place on the last weekend of June, also includes the likes of Primal Scream, Nick Cave, Elvis Costello, Vampire Weekend, Ben Howard, Billy Bragg and The Vaccines. On the Other Stage you can expect to see Portishead, Example, The Smashing Pumpkins, Two Door Cinema Club, The Lumineers and The Hives.
The event is already a sell out seeing tickets disappear in minutes when they were released back in October. But one thing’s for sure, whether you are lucky enough to be going to the iconic festival or consoling yourself by watching it on the box, it is sure to be an unmissable event this summer!