The 2013 Glastonbury Festival of Contemporary Performing Arts was held from 26–30 June 2013. It followed a fallow year, in which there was no festival.[2][3]

Ticket sales

On 20 June 2012 it was announced that tickets for the 2013 festival would go on sale at 9am on Sunday 7 October 2012.[4] All 135,000 tickets were sold in a record 1 hour and 40 minutes.[5][6] [7]

2013 line-up

The Arctic Monkeys headlined on the Pyramid stage on the Friday night.[8] The Rolling Stones made their Glastonbury debut, headlining on the Saturday.[9][10] The band played twenty songs throughout their two-hour set,[2] with the second hour broadcast by BBC Two.[2] The Rolling Stones performance had a peak audience of 2.6 million on BBC 2.[2][2] Mumford and Sons closed the festival with their first ever headline set on the Pyramid stage.[2][2]

Artist/Band[16]Day[16]Stage[16]Time[16]
Arctic MonkeysFridayPyramid Stage22:15-23:45
Dizzee Rascal20:15-21:30
The Vaccines18:30-19:30
Professor Green17:00-18:00
Rita Ora15:30-16:30
Jake Bugg14:00-15:00
Haim12:30-13:30
Jupiter & Okwess International11:00-12:00
The Rolling StonesSaturday21:30-23:45
Primal Scream19:00-20:00
Elvis Costello17:15-18:30
Ben Howard15:30-16:30
Laura Mvula14:00-14:45
Billy Bragg12:30-13:30
Rokia Traoré11:00-12:00
Mumford & SonsSunday21:45-23:15
Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds19:45-21:00
Vampire Weekend18:00-19:00
Kenny Rogers15:45-17:00
Rufus Wainwright14:00-15:00
First Aid Kit12:45-13:30
Bassekou Kouyate11:30-12:15
PortisheadFridayOther Stage22:30-23:45
Foals21:00-22:00
Alt-J19:30-20:30
Tame Impala18:05-19:00
The Lumineers16:35-17:35
Enter Shikari15:15-16:05
Amanda Palmer13:50-14:45
The Hives12:25-13:20
Beady Eye11:00-11:55
Chase & StatusSaturday22:30-23:45
Example21:00-22:00
Two Door Cinema Club19:30-20:30
Alabama Shakes18:00-19:00
Noah and the Whale16:30-17:30
Azealia Banks15:00-16:00
Dry the River13:40-14:30
The 197512:30-13:10
The Staves11:30-12:10
The xxSunday22:05-23:15
The Smashing Pumpkins20:25-21:35
Editors18:50-19:50
Of Monsters and Men17:30-18:20
Public Image Ltd.16:10-17:00
I Am Kloot14:50-15:40
Stornoway13:30-14:10
The Heavy12:10-13:00
Zulu Winter11:00-11:40
Chic featuring Nile RodgersFridayWest Holts Stage22:15-23:45
Seasick Steve20:30-21:30
Tom Tom Club19:00-20:00
Toro y Moi17:30-18:30
Alice Russell16:00-17:00
Goat14:30-15:30
Zun Zun Egui13:00-14:00
Classica Orchestra Afrobeat11:30-12:30
Public EnemySaturday22:15-23:35
Major Lazer20:45-21:45
Maverick Sabre19:15-20:15
The Orb feat. Kakat Sit Si17:45-18:45
BadBadNotGood16:15-17:15
The Bombay Royale14:45-15:45
Fatoumata Diawara13:15-14:15
Troker12:00-12:45
Bobby WomackSunday21:30-23:15
Lianne La Havas19:45-20:45
Sérgio Mendes18:15-19:15
Ondatropica16:45-17:45
The Congos15:25-16:15
Dub Colossus14:05-14:55
Matthew E. White12:35-13:35
Riot Jazz11:30-12:15

On 17 January 2013 it was announced that on each day, in an act of solidarity, musicians from Mali would open the Pyramid Stage.[17] Islamists have banned music in the North of the North African nation. The first musician announced to open the Pyramid Stage was Rokia Traoré.[17]

Rodriguez, the Detroit pop star at the centre of the Oscar-nominated documentary Searching for Sugar Man, will perform at Glastonbury Festival[2]

The London-based indie group The Vaccines announced on their Facebook page that they would be playing the Pyramid Stage on the Friday. The lineup was announced on 27 March at 7pm on the Glastonbury website and on the Zane Lowe radio show on BBC Radio 1.[2][3]

Beady Eye opened the festival with a surprise unadvertised performance on Friday at 11am.[3]

Unconfirmed dates

The Park Stage

The John Peel Stage

BBC Introducing

Avalon Stage