According to LA Weekly’s West Coast Sound, The Rolling Stones will not headline Coachella 2013. The website cites several sources, including “one concert industry insider” who said negotiations were “broken off over a money dispute.”
Update: RollingStone.com has published a similar report.
The Stones have long been a favorite to play Coachella, especially after the festival was briefly listed in the Tour section of the band’s mobile app. The festival also seemed to hint at the band’s appearance when they posted an image of what appeared to be a rolling stone on their Facebook page.
However, in an interview with RollingStone.com in late December, Mick Jagger claimed that the band had yet to be approached by Coachella organizers. He also swore no knowledge of why the Coachella listing appeared on their mobile app. Jagger added, “I always said that we’d see how this would go,” referring to the band’s recent string of 50th anniversary concerts, “then we’d think about doing more – or not.”
Coachella 2013 takes place over two weekends from April 12th-14th and April 19th-21st at Indio’s Empire Polo Grounds.