Mick Jagger on Glastonbury: 'It's the alternative Ascot'

Rolling Stones frontman says he "had fun" headlining the 2013 festival

Mick Jagger on Glastonbury: 'It's the alternative Ascot'

Photo: Richard Johnson/NME

Mick Jagger has labelled Glastonbury festival the "alternative Ascot".

In an interview with The Observer , looking back at The Rolling Stones' momentous year, in which they celebrated 50 years of being together as a band and headlined the Worth Farm bash, Jagger likened the festival to the posh horse racing event.

He said:

It's the alternative Ascot, let's face it. Not that I've ever been to the proper Ascot.


However, he went on to talk favourably about headlining the festival and revealed that Bono and Coldplay's Chris Martin convinced him that it was a good idea to play Glasto. He added: "It was kind of fun."

Jagger famously posted a picture of himself on instagram standing outside a luxurious yurt with the caption: "Me and my yurt! #StonesGlasto #yurtalert#glastonbury." But he has now come clean and admitted he never actually spent the night camping – and the yurt belonged to his daughter. "I wasn't going to rent my own," he said.

Last week, The Rolling Stones announced a series of live dates to take place in 2014, including shows in the Far East, Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Mick Taylor, who was a member of The Rolling Stones from 1969-1974, will be a special guest for the tour, which is titled '14 On Fire'.

The band played two sold-out headline dates at London's Hyde Park in July this year (2013). They are yet to announce any further UK dates.

Read More On This Artist

More News
Jamie T covers Townes Van Zandt's 'Waiting 'Round To Die' - listen
Eddie Vedder releases a cover of John Lennon's 'Imagine'
Cloud Nothings unveil 'New Here In' video – watch
45th anniversary release of 'The Velvet Underground' to include previously unreleased LP
Prince performs alongside Kendrick Lamar to mark double album release
Ryan Adams covers Foreigner's 'I Want To Know What Love Is' - listen
Stevie Nicks shares new song 'Mabel Normand'
Crowdfunder campaign to bring Foo Fighters to Cornwall raises nearly £100,000 in two days
Darlia to headline Club NME KOKO Halloween Ball
BBC Radio 1 and 2 play too much mainstream music, claims Radio Centre study
Midweek chart update: Jamie T on course for Number One position
David Bowie teases album artwork for 'Nothing Has Changed'
NME readers vote Arctic Monkeys best headliner at this year's festivals
Ed Sheeran dedicates song to David Cameron
Metallica's Lars Ulrich 'immensely inspired' by U2 iTunes giveaway
Aphex Twin says he believes in the Illuminati and that September 11 was an 'inside job'
Johnny Marr says he makes 'outside music' concept to combat 'weedy, mopey shit'
BBC Four to show Foo Fighters documentary 'Sonic Highways'
Paramore's Hayley Williams accuses One Direction of copying New Found Glory
Kiss' Gene Simmons says that no 'iconic' new artists have emerged since 1988
Prince takes part in Facebook fan Q&A and only answers one question
Slipknot reveal plan to burn camel dung at Knotfest to give festival its own unique smell

More News

Comments

Please login to add your comment.

Featured Videos
Latest Tickets - Booking Now
 
Know Your NME
 

 
NME Store & Framed Prints
Most Read News
Popular This Week
Inside NME.COM
On NME.COM Today