Rolling Stones hope to play Glastonbury festival, Ronnie Wood says

Wed Feb 27, 2013 9:58pm EST
 

By Mike Collett-White

LONDON (Reuters) - The Rolling Stones picked up two prizes at the NME Music Awards in London on Wednesday, and guitarist Ronnie Wood said the band hoped to play at Britain's Glastonbury music festival in June.

The Stones won for best live act and best film, and Wood was on hand to accept a pair of irreverent "middle finger" statuettes.

The Stones returned to the stage in late 2012 to celebrate 50 years in business, and their sellout mini-tour of London and the United States was a hit with critics and fans.

Wood told Reuters Television he wanted to do more live shows, including playing Glastonbury.

"Keep your eye out because you know I want to do some more (live shows) and I know that the boys do too," he said.

Asked about rumors the Stones could play at Glastonbury, one of the biggest European music festivals, for the first time in their long career, Wood replied:

"I want to do it badly, but I've no idea yet ... but I am just looking forward to. ... I know we're the best live, so I just hope we get it," he said.

The lineup for the June 26-30 Glastonbury festival has not yet been announced.   Continued...

 
Ron Wood (L), Mick Jagger (2nd L), Charlie Watts and Keith Richards (R) of the Rolling Stones perform during the "12-12-12" benefit concert for victims of Superstorm Sandy at Madison Square Garden in New York December 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson