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Arctic Monkeys to headline Glastonbury 2013?

The Rolling Stones also linked

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

Chris Swindells - 18 February 2013

British tabloid The Sun today reported that Arctic Monkeys are to headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury Festival 2013 on the Friday night (June 28) of the festival.

The article also suggested that many other Pyramid Stage acts had been booked, including The Rolling Stones and Mumford & Sons.

An anonymous source said: “There’s still a way to go until the festival so anything could happen but the Arctic Monkeys have been given the Friday slot. Festival bosses know that they’re a good group to get the crowd going.”

Back in 2011 Monkeys frontman Alex Turner said the band wanted  'another shot' at Glastonbury, after they first headlined the festival in 2007.

Glastonbury Festival 2013 takes place on Worthy Farm, Somerset from June 26-30. Yesterday Rihanna was linked to the festival top spot, despite playing tour dates in Zurich, Switzerland on the Saturday and Sunday night of the festival.

Malian singer Rokia Traoré is the only act officially confirmed for the festival as organisers revealed plans to book bands from the war-torn country of Mali to open the Pyramid Stage on each day of the festival.

All tickets for Glastonbury Festival 2013, estimated to be approximately 140,000 in number, sold out after one hour and 40 minutes last year. A resale date has been confirmed for Sunday 21 April, when a limited number of cancelled tickets will go back on sale.


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