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Rolling Stones hope to play Glastonbury festival

Updated: 2013-03-01 09:41
( Agencies)

Rolling Stones hope to play Glastonbury festival

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. [Photo/Agencies]

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.

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

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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.

The veteran British rock group - comprising Wood, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Charlie Watts - is one of four acts to be nominated four times for the annual NME awards, organized by NME music magazine.

As part of its golden jubilee celebrations, the band collaborated on the documentary film "Crossfire Hurricane" recalling its meteoric rise to fame.

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