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article imageRolling Stones to headline at UK's 2013 Glastonbury Festival

By Robert Myles     Mar 28, 2013 in Entertainment
Following much speculation, the organisers of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival have confirmed that evergreen rockers The Rolling Stones will headline at this year’s Glastonbury Festival to be held from June 26 to 30 at Worthy Farm, Pilton in Somerset, UK.
The Stones will be making their first ever appearance at Glastonbury and will headline along with Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys. Other leading bands in the line-up spread across a number of stages at the Somerset venue include Primal Scream, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello.
The Rolling Stones will not be the oldest act on the 2013 Glastonbury roll call, however. One of the surprises announced by the organisers is country singer Kenny Rogers, still going strong at the age of 74.
The Glastonbury programme is subject to change but at the moment, the Stones are down to play the festival of Saturday June 29, according to Virginmedia.
The Glastonbury Festival, possibly the largest music festival in the UK, is returning in 2013 after a one year break in 2012, which was London’s Olympic year. Festival organisers hope the break will allow the grassland and farmland to recover. In recent years, Glastonbury has often come to be associated with a mudbath just as much as for music.
Despite the unreliable British weather, enthusiasm for Glastonbury remains undiminished and Breakingnews.ie reports that this year’s 135,000 tickets have already sold out although there will be a second market for ticket returns and cancellations.
Other highlights from a line-up of almost 200 acts scheduled for Glastonbury 2013 include Portishead, the Smashing Pumpkins, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright and Billy Bragg. Glastonbury organisers have now published the full 2013 line-up of acts online and it can be found on the Glastonbury website.
As in previous year’s Glastonbury will be supporting a number of charities and good causes, the principal ones for 2013 being Greenpeace, Wateraid and Oxfam.
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