Rolling Stones to headline Glastonbury festival in England


The Rolling Stones will play Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, the world’s largest outdoor music and performing arts spectacle, organizers said Wednesday.

The group has not played the festival before, but speculation mounted that they could make an appearance after they revealed last year they were reuniting to play 50th anniversary shows. Frontman Mick Jagger later tweeted: “Can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt!”

The festival will take place during the final weekend of June.

Glastonbury attracts 170,000 partygoers to a dairy farm in Somerset, southwest England.

Other acts confirmed Thursday include folk group Mumford & Sons, rockers Arctic Monkeys and veteran performer Elvis Costello. Portishead, Rufus Wainwright, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes are also on the bill. Country star Kenny Rogers will also make an appearance on the main Pyramid Stage.