Rolling Stones to play Britain's Glastonbury festival for first time
(REUTERS) - The Rolling Stones will play Britain's Glastonbury music festival for the first time, organisers announced on Wednesday, joining Arctic Monkeys and folk band Mumford & Sons as headliners at the three-day June event.
The appearance by the veteran British rock group follows weeks of rumors that the Stones, who in 2012 celebrated 50 years in the music business with a handful of concerts, finally would play at Glastonbury, one of Europe's biggest music festivals.
According to a line-up on the Glastonbury website for the June 28-30 festival in western England, the Rolling Stones will play the main Pyramid Stage. The exact date of their appearance was not listed.
"Can't wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt!" Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger wrote on Twitter on Wednesday, referring to rain boots and an elaborate tent.