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The Rolling Stones Headline Glastonbury

03 Jul 2013

The Rolling Stones Headline Glastonbury

The Rolling Stones made their first appearance at Glastonbury, headlining the Pyramid Stage on Saturday 27thJune.

‘After all these years they finally got around to asking us.’ – Mick Jagger

During their two-and-a-half-hour strong set, the Stones played classic tracks including encores ‘You Can’t Always Get What You Want’ and ‘Satisfaction’, with Mick Taylor joining Mick, Keith, Ronnie and Charlie onstage for several songs.

Highlights included a phoenix rising from the Pyramid Stage amidst blasts of fire during ‘Sympathy for the Devil’; a rare performance of ‘2000 Light Years From Home’; and a song written especially for the occasion, a reworking of ‘Factory Girl’ entitled ‘Glastonbury Girl’.

‘Gave her all my wet wipes washed off all her dirt Lit her up a cigarette I gave her my clean shirt Offered her my luxury yurt.’ – The Rolling Stones tweet some lyrics from ‘Glastonbury Girl’.

You can watch the Rolling Stones and other Glastonbury acts on BBC iPlayer, or click here to watch our blurry video.

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