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North Devon drummer, 71, to headline Glastonbury Pyramid Stage

By NDJNews  |  Posted: March 28, 2013

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The Rolling Stones, whose drummer Charlie Watts lives in North Devon, are to headline at the Glastonbury Festival.

The news that the Stones would make their first appearance at the festival in June was confirmed last night.

They will headline the festival's Pyramid Stage on Saturday night, June 29.

It's been reported that Mr Watts, 71, who lives near Dolton, was initially reluctant but was persuaded by fellow band members Mick Jagger and Keith Richards.

Video: Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones

Mr Watts, who in 2011 made a rare public appearance in North Devon when he officially reopened the refurbished Dolton Village Hall, has recently performed some solo gigs.

Mr Watts' wife Shirley is one of Britain’s leading breeders of Arabian horses.

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