Fleetwood Mac Ruled Out of Glastonbury Running

24 January 2013, 17:12 | Updated: 11 August 2013, 21:47

Fleetwood Mac

Sorry Fleetwood Mac fans - they won't be playing this year's Glastonbury.

Rumours (geddit?) had been floating around ever since the first bright spark noticed that the band had a convenient gap in their touring schedule the same week as the event.

But sadly that hope has been extinguished.

Fleetwood Mac have announced a load of new tour dates for North America including some over the Glastonbury weekend.

Malian singer Rokia Traore is the only act confirmed so far as part of "an act of solidarity with the musicians from Mali", where Islamists in the north have banned music.

An artist from the country will open the Pyramid Stage each day.

The Rolling Stones are the other big rumour for this summer's event - which takes place June 26-30.