Rolling Stones to headline world's largest greenfield music festival at Glastonbury

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The Rolling Stones will headline the world's largest greenfield music festival on Saturday night at Glastonbury in the south of England.

The Glastonbury Festival has achieved global fame and attracts 135,000 visitors who pay 205 pounds (about 311 U.S. dollars) each for a ticket for the weekend event.

Many more tickets could be sold, as the event is hugely oversubscribed, with tickets selling out in just over an hour when they went on sale earlier this year.

This is the first Glastonbury Festival since 2011, with 2012 set aside as a year off by the organiser, Michael Eavis who owns and farms the land on which the festival is held.

This year's headline act is the Rolling Stones, and other global stars at this year's festival include Elvis Costello, Kenny Rogers, Primal Scream and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds.

Glastonbury Festival began in 1970 as part of the youth culture movement of the 1970s, in imitation of other outdoor music festivals such as Woodstock in North America.

The festival has been held in most years since then on the same farm, which is a dairy farm for 350 cows for the rest of the year.

A total of 600 police work on the site for the duration of the festival, in an operation that takes over a year to plan.

More than 860 tonnes of rubbish are recycled after each festival, and the removal of waste from the site costs 780,000 pounds (about 1.1 million U.S. dollars). (One pound equals 1.52 U.S. dollars). Endi

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