The Stone Roses "possible headliners" for Glastonbury 2013?

Michael Eavis gives Roses hint and promises 'a new era' at Glasto 2013

The Stone Roses "possible headliners" for Glastonbury 2013?

Photographer:Jason Downes

Chris Eustace - 13 August 2012

Eavis had been spotted watching the reformed Manchester legends at Hungary’s Sziget Festival on Friday (10 August), telling NME: "I'm very keen on The Stone Roses – I always have been. They played at Pilton Party for 300 people in 1995, which the year they cancelled on the main event and Pulp stepped in to replace them. I would like them to come back at some point. Are they a possible headliner for next year? I think it is possible, yeah."

Talking up next year’s event, he continued: "We've already got some acts confirmed, but I can't say who they are. There’s not a shadow of a doubt – it will be the best festival we've ever done.”

Michael Eavis also attended the first show back on UK soil for The Stone Roses in Heaton Park back in June and told our reporter: "We would love to have The Stone Roses headlining Glastonbury next year, if they are still together."

The Glastonbury boss also talked about the changes in management and structure to the festival, after the event’s ten-year partnership with Festival Republic came to an end recently, enthusing: "We're managing the licencing, the health and safety now ourselves, which means we're back driving the train again. We'll be back to how we were before the problems we had in the year 2000. We're venturing into a new era now and it's very exciting. Will there be more of a sense of freedom? You bet there will be."

Glastonbury 2013 tickets will go on sale at 9am on Sunday 7 October. As with the last few years, anyone wishing to buy a ticket for the festival will have to register in advance.

Registration is open now and free of charge, and can be done by heading to www.glastonburyregistration.co.uk and filling in your details and uploading a photo of yourself, which will be printed on the ticket. You’ll be able to buy up to 8 tickets per transaction, but every would-be ticketholder will need to be registered individually.

If you have registered to buy tickets to the Festival before, you may well still be registered, as you now only need to do it once, and you can also now edit the details of your existing registration (for example if you need to change your address) on the site.

Ticket prices will be confirmed at a later date.

Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place on 26-30 June 2013 at Worthy Farm, Pilton.

Other acts rumoured to be playing next year include The Rolling Stones, Paul McCartney, Radiohead, Adele, Kasabian, Fleetwood Mac, Florence & The Machine, Bon Iver and Arctic Monkeys, while Metallica have spoken of their desire to play at the event, but no-one has been confirmed yet.


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