The Rolling Stones finally agree to play Glastonbury for the first time – and will it be their last ever appearance
19:21 GMT, 27 March 2013
20:38 GMT, 27 March 2013
The Rolling Stones were finally confirmed as headliners for this summer's Glastonbury Festival on Wednesday night.
The band will be the final act to perform on the pyramid stage on Saturday night and while it will be their debut performance at the festival there is speculation it may be their last every appearance after 51 years.
The Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons have also been named as headline acts.
Big hit: The Rolling Stones have been announced as a headline act at Glastonbury
After the announcement was made Keith Richards tweeted: 'Can't wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt!'
Shortly after Keith Richards posted: 'We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good. We can't wait to play Glastonbury, see you on a summer's day in England.'
Festival organiser Emily Eavis described how securing the Stones was a 'dream booking'.
She told the Guardian: 'It is about
as big a coup as we ever thought would be possible. It is something we
never thought we'd be able to pull off – a dream booking. We've tried or
talked about getting the Rolling Stones to play Glastonbury throughout
my entire life – I can't remember a year it hasn't been wished upon.'
Within seconds of the full line-up
being revealed on the Glastonbury website fans had spoke of their
delight at the Stones appearing in the line-up.
Veterans: Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagge make their debut at Glastonbury on June 29
Will it be their last There is speculation that the performance at the festival will be their last ever appearance together
One Twitter user wrote: 'Might have
to sell all my organs so I can afford a Glastonbury ticket so I cry over
seeing the Rolling Stones #PLAN.'(sic)
Another posted: 'Had to pull over on motorway to check out the #glastonbury line-up. It's awesome and am now SO EXCITED!'
And it seems that Caroline Flack was happy to hear the news and posted: 'YES glasto line up! YES Stones…. Can we go now.'
But not everyone was as thrilled with the set list as others.
One Twitter user wrote: 'What sort of pum would be under 40 and want to watch rolling stones'(sic)
Who's hitting the stage: The full line-up reveals who will perform on which stage
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Seeds and Elvis Costello are also among the big names with chart acts
such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.
The Stones have not played Glasto before but their name became linked to the event late last year when it emerged they were getting together for 50th anniversary shows.
Glastonbury, being staged over the final weekend of June, took a year off last year due to the Olympics and to allow the farmland to recover.
This year's Glastonbury is already a sell-out with around 135,000 tickets going in the space of less than two hours. However there will be some resales next month.