The Rolling Stones deny Glastonbury 2013 plans

Band deny reports they will headline Glastonbury Festival next June

The Rolling Stones deny Glastonbury 2013 plans

Chris Swindells - 18 June 2012

The band tweeted earlier today: "Every year the @RollingStones are asked to play this UK festival..but playing Glastonbury is not in our plans."

The Sunday Mirror yesterday quoted a source close to the band who reported: "All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives. It's as case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody's incredibly excited… it's a final bow."

A spokesman for the band told the Guardian: "Everybody in the year off thinks they've come up with the perfect Glastonbury lineup. But at the moment there isn't anything to confirm or deny."

The Sunday Mirror reported that their Glastonbury appearance will be their final date in a "handful" of shows in the UK and USA. The paper also suggested that, as it is part of the band's 50-year anniversary, it will be seen as a good time to call it a day on live performances.

Glastonbury Festival is due to take place from the 26-30 June 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Adele, Metallica and Paul McCartney have all been linked to the coverted headline slot at the festival which last year featured bill topping performances from U2, Coldplay and Beyonce.

Glastonbury 2013 tickets are not yet on sale but registration to buy them is. Everyone who plans to the come the Festival must register, and that includes children aged 13, 14 and 15. Each ticket sold will feature a photograph of the person in whose name it is registered and will be non-transferable. Tickets are expected to go on sale some time in the autumn this year.

Click here to register for Glastonbury 2013 tickets.


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