Between a new song, a new book, a new film, a new compilation, and more, this year has seen plenty of news from the Rolling Stones. And now, with the announcement that the band, now in its 50th year, might be headlining Glastonbury 2013, there’s even more. Yes, according to NME, the band is in talks to top the bill at the legendary annual festival in Somerset, England, next year. Here’s the word from The Sun:
“The band are gearing up for a load of live dates but tend to leave big decisions like this until the last minute,” [a source] said. “[Glastonbury head] Michael Eavis is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people.”
“It would be a massive coup to get the band playing Glasto on what could be their last round of live dates,” [the source] added. “Getting a decision from the whole band can be tough and at the moment they are without an agent for live shows, which is not helping the situation. But there is a good chance 2013 will finally be the year they make it.”
Getting the Stones for next year’s spot would continue Glasto’s seemingly UK-only slate of headliners. The Stones’ forthcoming greatest-hits comp, GRRR!, debuts November 12.