Sir Mick Jagger has appeared to give the clearest hint yet that The Rolling Stones will be playing Glastonbury this year.
During an interview with NME, Jagger revealed the Stones are currently weighing up the merits of many live offers which have been presented to the band as they look to continue a comeback tour this year.
“Well, I’m just looking at what offers are coming in for this year and sorting them out,” he has said. “I hate announcing things when they’re not booked. People are always like, ‘Yakety yak, you didn’t do that in the end’, and I say, ‘Well, yeah, we never really announced it!’”
“All I’m doing at the moment is sifting through the possibilities, looking at the dates and how each one can fit in and so on. And then we’ll see what we can come out with.”
The Rolling Stones have been strongly linked with Glastonbury for months as fans await further concrete news on their live plans following a handful of gigs in the UK and US late last year. When asked specifically about Glastonbury later in the interview, Jagger eventually non-too-subtly hinted at a Sunday night headline appearance in June.
“There are other things in the world, you know, apart from Glastonbury,” he continued. “But then again, Glastonbury is very important. It seems to be very important to my children – highlight of their year. But is it going to be rainy on the Sunday? Isn’t it nearly always rainy on the Sunday?”