The Rolling Stones to headline Glastonbury Festival 2013 with Mumford and Sons
It's another huge year for the Glastonbury Festival in the U.K. After taking 2012 off so it didn't compete with the Summer Olympics, Glastonbury is back with a loaded lineup. With over 200 bands on 11 stages, the three-day festival, running June 28-30, has something for just about everyone.
As usual, festival organizers have lined up huge names to headline the main stage each night. On Friday, Arctic Monkeys will close out the night. The next day The Rolling Stones will take the stage. Finally, Sunday night, Mumford & Sons will end the festival.
The Rolling Stones will be making their Glastonbury Festival debut, as they celebrate their 50th anniversary as a band. The Stones have played a small number of concerts marking the milestone, since last summer. In a statement on their official website, guitarist Keith Richards says, "We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good. We can't wait to play Glastonbury, see you on a summer's day in England!"
Front man Mick Jagger tweeted his excitement to play the festival, writing, "I have my wellies and my yurt!" Wellies are rubber boots, useful for trudging through mud, while a yurt is a type of tent.
Other notable acts playing the festival include Kenny Rogers, The Smashing Pumpkins, Vampire Weekend, The Lumineers, Alabama Shakes, Nas, and Crystal Castles.
If you're planning on going to the festival, hopefully you already have tickets. When they went on sale in October, all 135,000 sold in less than two hours.
Check out the full list of performers below:
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