You can't always get what you want: Rolling Stones' Charlie Watts 'doesn't want to play Glastonbury because of the wind'
Mick Jagger might have his yurt and his wellies at the ready but his Rolling Stones bandmate Charlie Watts says he doesn’t want to play Glastonbury.
The legendary drummer said in an interview that he doesn’t like festivals or playing outdoors because of the wind.
"I don't want to do it [Glastonbury]. Everyone else does. I don't like playing outdoors, and I certainly don't like festivals," he told the Guardian.
"The worse thing playing outdoors is when the wind blows, if you're a drummer, because the cymbals move … it really is hard to play then."
Yesterday the Stones added another outdoor date to their summer line-up confirming they will play London’s Hyde Park in July.
Tickets will be priced at £95 for the Saturday 6 July concert, part of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series at the Royal Park.
Last month the band, who also announced a North American tour, confirmed they would headline at Glastonbury on 30 June. Jagger tweeted: “Can’t wait to play Glastonbury. I have my wellies and my yurt!”
In an earlier interview Jagger expressed similar views to Watts’, telling the BBC of the muddy swamp the 2011 festival became: “I was watching it on the telly, and my kids were there. I was on the phone saying ‘it’s awful’. They said it’s really fun, but it didn’t look fun to me. You’ve got to pick your slot.”
He said: “I don’t want to play Glastonbury on the Sunday night in the pouring rain, which is what the Who did [in 2011].”
GlastonburyWI to make debut appearance at Somerset festival
TV reviewIt has taken seven episodes for Game of Thrones season five to hit its stride
FilmPalme d'Or goes to radical and astonishing film that turns conventional thinking about immigrants on its head
Potter's attempt to create an Essex Taj Mahal was a lovely treattv
Arts & Ents blogs
- 1 10 ways we damage our teeth – without realising
- 2 There is something wrong but very right about this Bible illustration
- 3 iPhone 'effective power' text: how to be safe from iOS bug that lets people crash your phone
- 4 Photo of wedding guest proposing to girlfriend in front of bride and groom goes viral
- 5 Charlie Charlie Challenge explained: it's just gravity — not a Mexican demon being summoned
Royal Academy of Arts' Tim Marlow: Bronze statue of lovers embracing at St Pancras station is a lesson in 'how not to do' public art
Britain's Hardest Grafter: Petition set up as Twitter reacts to BBC 'poverty porn' series pitting low-paid workers against each other
Britain's Got Talent 2015: Jamie Raven divides Twitter as fans expose mind-boggling magic trick
Big Brother contestant Aaron Frew removed from house for 'inappropriate behaviour' after flashing fellow contestants
ASAP Rocky gives nauseating response to explicit Rita Ora rap: 'I'm not saying she's a terrible person'
EU referendum: David Cameron's rules are a 'democratic disgrace', says French-born Scottish politician set to be denied a vote
British tourists complain that impoverished boat migrants are making holidays 'awkward' in Kos
SNP fury as HS2 finds 'no business case' for taking fast train service to Scotland
Australian man punched in the face for defending Muslim women from abuse on train
A nation of inequality: How the UK is failing to feed its most vulnerable people
EU referendum: David Cameron to deny EU migrants and under-18s the chance to vote