Mick Jagger: 'I don't know if you'd want to do Glastonbury more than once in your career'
The Rolling Stones frontman says "you have to have your wits about you" to play Worthy Farm
The band finally made their debut appearance at Worthy Farm on June 29 this year.
When asked by NME if the band would play the festival again should organiser Michael Eavis ask them to, Jagger replied: "I'd end up like Elvis Costello and play there 100 times! I don't know if we'd play Glastonbury again. It was such a high playing Glastonbury the one time, I don't know if Glastonbury's something you'd want to do more than once in your career… but people do so who knows."
Speaking about their debut appearance on the Pyramid Stage, Jagger revealed: "Glastonbury is a super intense weekend. People that go to Glastonbury haven't bought their tickets to go and see The Rolling Stones. They've gone to Glastonbury for Glastonbury – for the whole weekend and the experience. It's more than just a music festival. It's a mad social event."
He added: "Lots of people told me before we did it that it's quite a difficult gig before we did it so I was ready for it to be. And it was difficult. You have to have your wits about you to play Glastonbury. In the end it was a fantastic gig and the audience was amazingly responsive."
After their headline slot at the festival, the band played two headline gigs in London's Hyde Park earlier this month (July 6 and 13) to mark the close of their 50th anniversary tour. This week, they announced details of a live album recorded during the shows, which is available now on iTunes.
'The Rolling Stones - Hyde Park Live' tracklisting is:
'Start Me Up'
'It’s Only Rock 'N' Roll (But I Like It)'
'Street Fighting Man'
'Doom And Gloom'
'Paint, It Black'
'Honky Tonk Women'
'You Got The Silver'
'Before They Make Me Run'
'Jumpin' Jack Flash'
'Sympathy For The Devil'
'You Can't Always Get What You Want'
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction'