Rolling Stones to Play London's Hyde Park in July


Music fans in London have an amazing opportunity this summer: According to the BBC, the Rolling Stones will perform in Hyde Park for the first time since a legendary free concert for an estimated 250,000 people in 1969, two days after death of guitarist Brian Jones.

The outdoor gig will take place on July 6, a week after the group's first appearance at the Glastonbury festival.

Unlike in 1969, this year's show will not be free - but ticket prices have not yet been announced. (The group reportedly angered some fans when they charged up to £406 for shows at the O2 arena last year.)

The Hyde Park show - part of Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - will come a week after the Stones headline the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury. The Stones have also announced a North American tour, beginning in May, but with more recovery time between gigs than in previous years.

"You gotta pace yourself," the 69-year-old Mick Jagger said. "We have enough time before we come back to England, so we'll be well recovered."


Read more on:

Suggested Articles:

The Faroe Islands are becoming particularly popular with intrepid cyclists. Here's an insider's guide to the destination.

The Gothic style of architecture, primarily employed in churches, evolved in medieval France. Here are some of the best examples.

The Andhorinha, which will exclusively sail Portugal’s Douro River, will have an interior design reminiscent of the local culture. See more here.