Arctic Monkeys to headline Glastonbury

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 February 2013
Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner

Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury's Pyramid stage on Friday, June 28

Arctic Monkeys will headline Glastonbury.

The 'R U Mine' band will close the main Pyramid stage of the English festival on June 28th, their second appearance as headliners, after performing in 2007.

Frontman Alex Turner recently said the band wanted another shot at playing the event.

When asked what he still has left to achieve with the band, he said: "There's a lot left, yeah. I'd really like another shot at headlining Glastonbury.

"I don't think we got that quite right when we did it in 2007."

Also rumoured to be headlining - but not confirmed - are The Rolling Stones, who have reportedly been offered £1 million to appear.

Frontman Sir Mick Jagger said: "Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children - highlight of their year."

However, he also added the band would not announce anything until an agreement was firmly in place.

He said: "I hate announcing things when they're not booked. People are always like, 'Yakkety yak, you didn't do that in the end,' and I say, 'Well, yeah, we never really announced it.'

"All I'm doing at the moment is sifting through the possibilities, looking at the dates and how each once can fit in and so on."

Folk rockers Mumford and Sons are also strongly rumoured to be joining the bill for the festival, which runs from June 26 to 30. Tickets for the event have already sold out.

Arctic Monkeys

The stomping Sheffield tykes have graduated from songs about chip shops and taxi ranks, but the ferocious singalong favourites of old should also make an appearance.

3Arena, Dublin

Mon 24 Sep

Times to be confirmed

Birmingham Arena

Sat 15 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Sun 16 Sep

prices vary / 0871 945 6000

Manchester Arena

Thu 6 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

Fri 7 Sep

£40.70–£70.70 / 0844 847 8000

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