The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones

The Rolling Stones have been confirmed for this summer's Glastonbury festival in England.

The rockers will headline the late-June weekend event, alongside Mumford and Sons, the Arctic Monkeys and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Rumours suggesting the Stones would make their debut at Glastonbury have been circulating since Mick Jagger nixed plans to perform at California's Coachella festival, insisting the April date was too soon for the band, which played five shows at the end of 2012 to mark its 50th anniversary.

More 2013 dates are expected to be announced shortly.

Also confirmed to play at Glastonbury this year are Vampire Weekend, Elvis Costello, Portishead, the xx, Foals, Smashing Pumpkins, PiL, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Azealia Banks, Chic, Public Enemy, The Weeknd, Dinosaur Jr., Billy Bragg, Rita Ora, Solange, Phoenix and Johnny Marr.