Rolling Stone wants Glastonbury show

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 31 October 2012
Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood

Ronnie Wood wants The Rolling Stones to headline English music festival Glastonbury in 2013

Ronnie Wood wants The Rolling Stones to play Glastonbury.

The group - who will play four anniversary shows in London and New Jersey, US, in November and December to mark their 50th anniversary - have been touted as headliners for the world-famous music event, and though the guitarist says they haven't yet been approached, he is keen to take the slot.

He said: "There's been no mention of Glastonbury within the band but I'm going to bring it up.

"They'll probably go, 'Get out of here Woody, shut up, no.' But I don't care, I always take risks like that so I'll put it forward.

"I have great respect for Glastonbury because it is an institution, that frolic in the mud... the ghost of Woodstock, I regard it as."

Ronnie also admitted he is keen for the band to play a world tour, though he admits he is unsure if the group are up to such a gruelling schedule.

He told NME magazine: "I don't know if we really want to schlep around the world because it's very wearing on you, but the music and the audiences are such a reward, the adrenaline is something you can't fight.

"So hopefully, I'll go for it. I'll go for the duration."

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