The world’s greatest rock and roll band finally performed at one of the world’s longest-running and most prestigious festivals Saturday. The Rolling Stones played England’s Glastonbury festival for the first time since the event began way back in 1970, kicking off their set with “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” and bringing it to a close with “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction.”
The only guest appearance turned out to be former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor, who has been a regular on the band’s 50 and Counting tour. Aside from the predictable hits, the band surprised the throng with a new customized version of “Factory Girl” titled for the occasion “Glastonbury Girl,” plus “2000 Light Years from Home,” the trippy track from their 1967 album, Their Satanic Majesties Request. The band’s next concert will be this Saturday in London’s Hyde Park.