Ronnie Wood Talks Stones At Glastonbury

So, The Rolling Stones + Coachella rumor didn’t pan out. But what about the band playing Glastonbury? Ronnie Wood says he’s down with the idea and is trying to convince the rest of the gang to book the big U.K. festival.

Scheduled June 26-30, Glastonbury Festival is returning to Worthy Farm in Pilton, U.K., after taking 2012 off. According to Glasto’s website, the “2013 lineup will not be announced until much nearer to this year’s festival.”

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In the meantime, we can imagine what it would be like for the Stones to headline the Pyramid Stage.

“Wouldn’t it be nice,” Wood told London’s Independent about the possibility, adding that he’s going to talk to the Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts soon.

“We’ve got a meeting next month and that’s going to be my first question to them. It’s something I’ve always been interested in. I’m going to twist their arms.”

In October U.K.’s The Sun reported that a source was claiming Glastonbury Festival organizer Michael Eavis “is desperate to get the band confirmed and has made initial contact with their people.”

Since the Stones wrapped up its scheduled 50th anniversary dates with two nights in Newark, N.J., in December, the world has been waiting on the band’s next move. Each of the band members have offered quotes to various publications implying that the Stones have more dates coming.

Wood has another quote to tease fans with: “I’ve got lots of high hopes this year, now that we’re all rehearsed – let’s get it cracking this summer!”

Whether or not the Stones end up headlining Glastonbury, the festival is already sold out. Canceled tickets will be put up for resale in April.