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Wednesday 16 April 2014

Old hippies: Rolling Stones to headline Glastonbury

THE Rolling Stones were finally confirmed as headliners for this summer's Glastonbury Festival after months of rumours, with Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.

Primal Scream, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello are also among the big names with chart acts such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.

The full line-up was announced on the Glastonbury website this evening. As ever it has thrown up a few surprises including country star Kenny Rogers who is among the figures playing the main Pyramid Stage.

The Stones have not played Glasto before but their name became linked to the event late last year when it emerged they were getting together for 50th anniversary shows. They will play the festival on Saturday, June 29.

Glastonbury, being staged over the final weekend of June, took a year off last year due to the Olympics and to allow the farmland to recover.

This year's Glastonbury is already a sell-out with around 135,000 tickets going in the space of less than two hours. However there will be some resales next month.

The Rolling Stones are to headline at Glastonbury
The Rolling Stones are to headline at Glastonbury

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