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Glastonbury festival returns for 2013, Rolling Stones the headline act

It is the first time the legendary rockers have played the festival which returns in 2013 after taking last year off.

ROCK GIANTS THE Rolling Stones will play Britain’s Glastonbury Festival, the world’s largest greenfield music and performing arts spectacle, organisers revealed on Wednesday.

The legendary 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, which had a year off last year for the Olympics, will take place during the last weekend of June with the Stones headlining on Saturday.

Glastonbury attracts 170,000 party-goers to a dairy farm in Somerset, southwest England, and this year’s event is already a sell-out. Other acts confirmed tonight include folk group Mumford & Sons, rockers Arctic Monkeys and veteran performer Elvis Costello.

Country star Kenny Rogers will also make an appearance on the main Pyramid Stage.

© AFP, 2013

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