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Rolling Stones at Glastonbury 2013: 'The Stones need this festival and it needs them'
The Rolling Stones performing at O2 last year
The world’s greatest rock’n’roll band at
the world’s greatest rock festival? It is an irresistible alliance of forces.
Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis has long
coveted having the Rolling Stones as headliners,
making many efforts to tempt them over the years, only to be constantly
rebuffed. With the band members all hitting 70, he must have thought time was
running out. But somehow, as the festival has become almost as venerable as the
band, their interests have coincided. Glastonbury will deliver an
audience of 135,000 dedicated music lovers intent on having the time of their
lives. And the Rolling Stones will deliver a headline set that no one who sees
it will ever forget.
The Stones are not really a festival band.
And who can blame them? When they played Altamont in 1969, it was policed by
Hells Angels on acid, and one hapless concert goer was savagely murdered. That
event, often depicted as the bitter end to the idealistic sixties, took place
just a year before Eavis launched the first Glastonbury on his dairy farm,
trying to keep the hippy spirit of the free festival movement alive. T Rex were
the headliners, and they have been followed onto the Pyramid stage by most of
the greatest rock stars of their day, including David Bowie, Bob Dylan, Paul
McCartney, Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, U2, REM, Oasis, Blur and Radiohead.
Of course, these days, Glastonbury is no longer free, which no doubt helped in
negotiations with the Stones. Whatever the outlaw myths the band like to
maintain, it has become clear over the decades that for Mick Jagger and company,
money is the grease that keeps the Stones rolling. Glastonbury is already sold
out. People rush to buy tickets before any acts are announced, just to
participate in the spirit of the event, and in anticipation that the organisers
will pull out all the stops to deliver big name headliners. And they don’t get
any bigger than theRolling Stones.