March 28, 2013 16:26
Glastonbury's Michael Eavis: 'The Rolling Stones are getting the bog standard headline fee'
Festival organiser also said signing up the veteran rockers felt like 'winning the World Cup'
The veteran rockers, who are making their debut at Worthy Farm, are not getting any special fee for their performance, Eavis revealed. He told BBC Radio 4's Today programme: "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. 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."
Eavis also said their decision to play at the bash on June 29 felt like "winning the World Cup". 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."
The band have also expressed their delight at headlining the three-day festival. Guitarist Keith Richards told The Sun: "We all had such a ball last year and the energy between the band is so good, we can't wait to play Glastonbury." Ronnie Wood added: "I've been using all my persuasive charm on the boys for a few weeks now. Really pleased to be doing it. Can't wait to be getting out on that stage at Worthy Farm."
The Glastonbury line-up as it stands is:
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 La 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
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