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MAR
27
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Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys to Headline U.K.'s Glastonbury Festival

They will be joined by the likes of Mumford & Sons, Dizzee Rascal, Rita Ora and Elvis Costello at the annual open-air spectacular in late June.

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LONDON -- The Rolling Stones, Arctic Monkeys and Mumford & Sons will headline this summer's Glastonbury music festival, one of the biggest in the U.K.

Organizers unveiled key acts for the annual open-air Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts on Wednesday. The event, attended by an estimated 150,000 people each year, will take place June 28-30 on its traditional location near Pilton, Somerset, England.

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A farmer founded the event there in the 1970s. The first festival editions were heavily influenced by the hippie movement.

Joining the 2013 headliners as part of the lineup on the festival's so-called main Pyramid Stage will be the likes of Dizzee Rascal, Primal Scream, Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds, Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers, Rita Ora, Rufus Wainwright and Professor Green.

Performing on the "Other Stage" will be such acts as Portishead, The Smashing Pumpkins and The Hives.

The West Holts stage will feature Public Enemy, the Orb & Indigenous People and others.

The Silver Hayes stage lineup includes Nas and Hot Natured, while the Acoustic Tent will feature Sinead O'Connor, Stevie Winwood, Martha Wainwright and KT Tunstall, among others.

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