Rolling Stones to play UK's Glastonbury Festival

Rolling Stones to headline UK's Glastonbury Festival in June; Mumford & Sons among other acts

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Rolling Stones to play UK's Glastonbury Festival
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FILE - A Thursday, July 12, 2012 photo from files showing, from left, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards, Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger, from the British Rock band, The Rolling Stones, as they arrive at a central London venue, to mark the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones first performance. The Rolling Stones will be taking the stage again this summer at one of Britain's leading music festivals. The Stones' appearance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival — set to take place from June 28 to June 30 — was revealed Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in a line-up posted on the festival's website. (AP Photo/Jonathan Short, File)

LONDON (AP) -- The Rolling Stones will be taking the stage again this summer at one of Britain's leading music festivals.

The Stones' appearance at the 2013 Glastonbury Festival — set to take place from June 28 to June 30 — was revealed Wednesday in a line-up posted on the festival's website.

Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and The Stones recently held a series of concerts to celebrate their 50th year together and there have been rumors of more activity.

Before those shows, the Stones hadn't performed in concert together since 2007.

They confirmed their June 29 Glastonbury appearance in a post on their official website, with Rolling Stones frontman Mick Jagger taking to Twitter to say he "can't wait" to play the festival.

Referring to the farmland in southwestern England where the festival his held, Jagger said: "I have my wellies and my yurt," a portable dwelling used by nomads.

Grammy winning group Mumford & Sons, Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Elvis Costello and the Arctic Monkeys also are on the lineup for the sold-out festival.

Other acts include Portishead, Rufus Wainwright, The Smashing Pumpkins, The Lumineers and Alabama Shakes.

Glastonbury was not held last year due to the Olympics and to allow the farmland to recover.

This year, around 135,000 tickets sold out in less than two hours.

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