Rumours circulating that band will play farewell gig at next year's festival
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The Rolling Stones will bow out from live performances with a headline slot at next year’s Glastonbury festival, according to a tabloid report.
The band have never played the Worthy Farm festival but a rumour suggests that they will be heading there for their first and only time next summer, according to the Sunday Mirror.
The tabloid newspaper reports that “sources” close to the band have indicated that their Glastonbury appearance will be their final date in a “handful” of shows in the UK and USA in 2012. It is also suggested that, as it is part of the group’s 50-year anniversary, it will be seen as a good time to call it a day on live performances.
One source revealed: “All four members have agreed that next year is the right time to have one final hurrah and put on the gig of their lives. It’s a case of now or never, and obviously Glastonbury is the most important festival on the circuit. Everybody’s incredibly excited… it’s a final bow.”
Meanwhile, A new photography exhibition called The Rolling Stones: 50 is set to open at London’s Somerset House this summer.
The free exhibition will be held from July 13-August 27 in the landmark venue’s East Wing Galleries and will coincide with the release of a book of the same time. The book will feature 700 shots and words from the band on their history, and will hit UK bookshops on July 12.
The exhibition will show a host of unseen and rare photographs, including more than 70 prints, with live shots, studio images and reportage pictures on display as well as contact sheets and negative strips.