Rolling Stones to play Glastonbury for first time ever

The Rolling Stones pictured playing London's O2 arena last year. Credit: DPA

The Rolling Stones were finally confirmed as headliners for this summer's Glastonbury Festival after months of rumours, with Mumford & Sons and Arctic Monkeys.

Primal Scream, Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds and Elvis Costello are also among the big names with chart acts such as Professor Green and Dizzee Rascal.

The full line-up was announced on the Glastonbury website this evening.

The Stones have not played the festival before but their name became linked to the event late last year when it emerged they were getting together for 50th anniversary shows. They will play the festival on Saturday, June 29.