Rolling Stones Performs for the First Time at Glastonbury Festival


Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, The Rolling Stones


The veteran rockers play their hits 'Jumpin' Jack Flash', 'Satisfaction' and the new 'Glastonbury Girl'.

People would expect that by now, legendary British rockers The Rolling Stones would have already played at Britain's most prestigious music event, the Glastonbury Festival. But it took forty-three years since its first staging for Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and the rest of the band to finally perform on the Pyramid Stage, headlining the Saturday show with Elvis Costello and Primal Scream.

After kicking off their set with "Jumpin' Jack Flash", the Stones entertained the crowd with a slew of their classic hits "It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (But I Like It)", "Paint it Black", "Wild Horses", "Gimme Shelter" and "Sympathy for the Devil". They also played a new song specially written for their debut appearance at the festival aptly titled "Glastonbury Girl" before eventually performing "Satisfaction" for the encore.

It was a special moment to see the Stones finally playing Glastonbury, considering they turned down offers to participate in the event for years, held in the fields of the Pilton Farms in Somerset, South West England. Richards felt it was "destined" as saying, "I look upon it as a culmination of our British heritage really. It had to be done."

Prior to their Glastonbury gig, the Rolling Stones came off a successful string of performances across North America in their "50 and Counting" tour. They will next play two concerts at London's Hyde Park next month. Last week, the band signed a publishing deal with German company Bertelsmann Music Group to represent their extensive catalog.








© AceShowbiz.com


MORE FROM NEWS

Leave a Comment

Required fields are marked with *

   

TODAY'S HEADLINES

  1. Kylie Jenner Reportedly Pregnant With Travis Scott's Baby
  2. 'The Voice' Live Finale Part 2: And the Winner of Season 12 Is....
  3. Camila Cabello Teams Up With Ed Sheeran, Pharrell and Charli XCX on Upcoming Album
  4. Iggy Azalea Responds to Odell Beckham Jr. Dating Rumors: I Don't Even Know Him
  5. Fans Loath ABC's 'Dirty Dancing' Remake - See the Hilarious Memes
  6. Mariah Carey and Nick Cannon Are Planning to Remarry This Summer
  7. Kylie Jenner Tells Bella Thorne to be Careful of 'Charming Player' Scott Disick
  8. Kim Kardashian Tries to Save Marriage to Kanye West for the Sake of Fame
  9. T.I.'s Alleged Side Chick Bernice Burgos Reportedly Wants to Have Baby With Him
  10. Vampire Nicki Minaj Sexily Licks Bella Hadid's Neck at AmfAR Gala in Cannes

CELEBS PHOTO