Says the festival booker...
Scott Colothan

09:28 18th May 2007

The chief Glastonbury booker has revealed exactly why The Rolling Stones didn’t play Glastonbury this year – they demanded £1million for the privilege.

The festival prides itself on paying much less for artists to perform than other big British festivals and say that the demand by The Stones was simply too much.

Booker Martin Elbourne told BBC6music that there was no way they could compromise on the figure.

Despite their high fee, The Rolling Stones will be playing the Isle of Wight festival as part of their never-ending tour world tour schedule.

As we told you earlier this week, Mick Jagger came under fire from his ex-wife Jerry Hall in a newspaper interview, when she claimed that the singer was “tight” with his money.

Jagger reacted by saying that these claims were “absurd.” Not quite as absurd as your booking fee Mick.  

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