The Rolling Stones
have been confirmed as headliners
at Glastonbury Festival
, but festival organisers says they'll be paid the same standard headliner fee as everyone else.
The 'Stones had been criticised for listing expensive tickets for their 50th anniversary tour
last year, but the band defended the prices because their rehearsal and stage fees cost them millions of pounds.
Glastonbury has been chasing the Stones to headline their festival, one of the biggest in the world, since October last year.
"There's a bog standard price for the headliner. We get the headliners for a tenth of the normal price. So they're not being paid very much,
" Glastonbury Festival organiser Michael Eavis
"Headliners are always good to us because they want to do it because they get TV and they get huge record sales straight after the show.
He added: "We've waited a long time for the Stones to play. It's their 50th year and this [show] is part of their 50th anniversary, so what a place to be. Of course it's a thrill for us as well. It's taken a long time to get confirmed. So we were all thrilled obviously, we threw our hands in the air with joy and we hugged each other and everything. It's like winning a football match really or winning the World Cup I suppose I should say. It really is a huge thing for us.
Other Glastonbury acts to be revealed yesterday include the Arctic Monkeys
, Primal Scream
, Smashing Pumpkins
, Tame Impala
, among many others.
See the full Glastonbury Festival lineup via NME
Arctic Monkeys; the Rolling Stones; Mumford & Sons; Dizzee Rascal; Primal Scream; Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds; Vampire Weekend; Elvis Costello; the Vaccines; Kenny Rogers; Ben Howard; Rita Ora; Rufus Wainwright; Jake Bugg; Professor Green; Laura Mvula; Billy Bragg; Rokia Traoré; First Aid Kit; Haim.
Portishead; Chase & Status; The xx; Foals; Example; The Smashing Pumpkins; Alt-J; Two Door Cinema Club; PiL; Tame Impala; Alabama Shakes; Editors; Azealia Banks; Of Monsters and Men; the Lumineers; Enter Shikari; I Am Kloot; The Hives; Amanda Palmer.
West Holts Stage:
Chic featuring Nile Rogers; Public Enemy; The Weeknd; Seasick Steve; Major Lazer; Tom Tom Club; Maverick Sabre; Lianne Les Havas; Toro Y Moi; Ondatrópica; Sérgio Mendes; Dub Colossus; the Orb & Indigenous People; The Child of Lov; Alice Russell; Goat; Badbadnotgood; The Bombay Royale; Matthew E. White; Riot Jazz.
The Park Stage:
Cat Power; The Horrors; Fuck Buttons; Django Django; Rodriguez; Dinosaur Jr; Calexico; Steve Mason; Palma Violets; Devendra Banhart; Michael Kiwanuka; Solange; King Krule; Stealing Sheep; Tim Burgess; Melody's Echo Chamber; Ed Harcourt; Half Moon Run; Josephine; Teleman.
John Peel Stage:
Crystal Castles; Hurts; Phoenix; Bastille; Everything Everything; James Blake; Johnny Marr; The Courteeners; Jessie Ware; Tyler, The Creator; Frightened Rabbit; Miles Kane; Local Natives; The Strypes; Savages; Tom Odell; Peace; Daughter; Villagers; Toy; Jagwar Ma.
Nas; Hot Natured; Disclosure; Rudimental; The Family Stone; Skream & Benga; Sub Focus; Charles Bradley; SBTRKT; Netsky; Dogblood; The Congos; The 2 Bears; Aluna George; Julio Bashmore; Wiley; TEED; Gold Panda; David Rodigan.
Sinéad O'Connor; Stevie Winwood; Lucinda Williams; Glen Hansard; Bill Wyman's Rhythm Kings; Gabrielle Aplin; The Proclaimers; Martha Wainwright; Seth Lakeman; KT Tunstall; Gretchen Peters; Martin Stevenson & The Daintees.
Ben Caplan; Beverley Knight; Crowns; Evan Dando; Gary Clark Jr.; JJ Grey & Mofro; Josh Doyle; Lucy Rose; Mad Dog Mcrea; Molotov Jukebox; Newton Faulkner; Oysterband; Penguin Café; Shooglenifty; Stornoway; The Destroyers; The Staves; The Urban Voodoo Machine; Vintage Trouble; Xavier Rudd.