The Rolling Stones - The Rolling Stones make history with Glastonbury debut
The Rolling Stones didn't disappoint with their first-ever hit-packed performance at Glastonbury festival on Saturday night (29.06.13).
The Rolling Stones made their Glastonbury debut in front of 135,000 fans last night (29.06.13).
The rock legends took to the stage at Worthy Farm in Somerset for their first ever performance in the festival's 43-year history, kicking off their historic set with a lively rendition of 'Jumpin' Jack Flash'.
The British band gave Glastonbury's younger headliners a run for their money as they powered through an energetic two-hour set, which included old classics like 'Brown Sugar' and 'Wild Horses'.
Frontman Sir Mick Jagger, clad in a sequined green jacket, told the crowd gathered around the Pyramid Stage: ''I'm going to tell you something, you know it's great to be here doing this show.
''You all look amazing, after all these years they finally got around to asking us. Thank you Michael [Eavis, the festival's founder].''
The Stones - who were joined at one point by former guitarist Mick Taylor - also treated fans to an acoustic song called 'Glastonbury Girl', which Jagger revealed he had written the previous night.
The crowd went wild as Mick bounded around the stage, inviting fans to sing along to toe-tapper 'Miss You', and appeared awe-struck when a giant mechanical phoenix come alive on top of the stage during 'Sympathy For The Devil', flapping its wings as it burst into flames.
As their performance came to an end, the 69-year-old frontman suggested the band weren't planning on calling it quits just yet.
He said: ''I want to thank you for coming to see us, we've been doing this for 50 years or something, we have been doing this and if this is the first time you've ever seen the band, do come again.''
The Stones bowed out after an encore featuring an all female choir singing along to 'You Can't Always Get What You Want', ending their set with 'Satisfaction' as fireworks exploded in the background.
The group enjoyed the VIP treatment during their stay at the EE-sponsored festival, with Mick staying in a luxury £3,000 yurt complete with a king-size bed, mirrors and candles, and living it up in private area Shangri La.