The Rolling Stones have been confirmed as the headliners of this year's Glastonbury Festival, making it their first ever appearance at the Somerset fest.
The line up for this year's Glastonbury Festival was announced yesterday and it didn't disappoint one bit, with veteran rockers the Rolling Stones named the headline act - making the upcoming show, quite unbelievably so, their first ever at the Worthy Farm event.
Festival owner/organiser and cult legend Michael Eavis has made no secret of his desire to one day book the world most enduring rock group for his festival, only to be rebuffed at every time of asking. After a year away from the festival circuit, Eavis really couldn't have picked a better group to ushering in the return of Glastonbury and those thousands of people who snapped up tickets back in October will no doubt be thrilled with the icing on this year's cake.
Rolling Stones: Eavis has finally got his prize
Glastonbury has in no way been waiting for the Rolling Stones to arrive, as years of memorable performances from some of the best artists in the world has clearly seen. Over the years we've been treated to appearances from both Jay Z and Beyonce, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Radiohead, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney and more, but this really is the big one and with the group touring more sporadically with each passing year, it might also be the last time Eavis had to book up the dinosaur rockers.
Glastonbury 2013 is not the Rolling Stones Show of course, and a host of other great band will be taking to thestage over the weekend including fellow headliners the Arctic Monkeys and Mumford and Sons, whilst Vampire Weekend, Dizzee Rascal, Foals, The xx and Nas all performing, and of course, what Glastonbury Festival would be complete without Billy Bragg? Tickets for the festival have sold out, but highlights will be made available on the BBC over the course of the festivities and if you really want to go then you could always buy some tickets from a scalper, but obviously we wouldn't recommend that. The full line up is available on the Glastonbury website.