Rolling Stones tour that points towards Glasto

How a cross-lawsuit fuelled Worthy Farm rumours

Rolling Stones tour that points towards Glasto

Photographer:Shirlaine Forrest

Daniel Fahey - 01 February 2011

Music News.com picked up on cross-lawsuits between concert group Live Nation and Michael Cohl, who has produced tours for the Stones over the last two decades, which shows a disagreement over an upcoming tour.

“The two parties have filed cross lawsuits,”
said the article, “Live Nation saying that Cohl breached an agreement he had with the company when he left it in 2008.

“In the other direction, Cohl has sued Live Nation saying that they had breached the contract and were attempting to interfere with his right to work on the Stones tour set for the latter part of 2011.”

If Live Nation have a hand in producing the tour, it could mean stop offs at Glastonbury Festival and Hard Rock Calling during the summer.

The company run Hard Rock Calling and have a stake in Glastonbury Festival and the likes of Stevie Wonder, Neil Young and Bruce Springsteen have headlined both events in recent summers.

Rumours that The Rolling Stones could play the Somerset event, which is set to take place at Worthy Farm from 22-26 June, were rife last week after an image of the group's infamous Tongue and Lip Design image appeared on a Somerset website.

Both events have had the band on their wishlists for some time as well.

U2 and Coldplay are strongly rumoured to be headlining the Friday (24) and Sunday (26) nights respectively, but there have been question marks over who will bring the Pyramid Stage to a close on the Saturday (25).

Organiser Emily Eavis took to Twitter herself to confirm that the third headliner had now been booked but speaking to NME, she said that the rumours of Prince, Coldplay and U2 weren’t 100% accurate.

“I can't say how many you'd get right, not yet,”
she told the magazine, “But no, unfortunately you're not right.”

Beyonce and Rihanna are also among the acts rumoured to be performing.

Click here to see the latest Glastonbury Festival rumours.


Glastonbury Festival tickets are currently sold out with re-sale tickets expected to go on sale in the spring.


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