The Rolling Stones reportedly lining up farewell gig for Glastonbury
Wrinkly rock legends The Rolling Stones may be set for an iconic farewell gig - with reports circulating today that the music legends plan a final outing at Glastonbury next year.
The band, which has never performed at Glastonbury, may be heading to the Somerset festival for the first and only time next summer, according to the Sunday Mirror.
Sources close to the tabloid have revealed that the act - which has an incredible combined age of 272 - will take the coveted Sunday slot on the Pyramid stage, having already spoken to Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis.
“All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives," a source cited by the newspaper has said.
“It’s a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody’s incredibly excited... it’s a final bow.”
If true, the move would mean that the band bows out 50 years after what they consider their first gig. Although The Rolling Stones' first actual gig was in July 1962, member Charlie Watts did not join the group until 1963 and thus next year will be considered their "true" 50th anniversary.