The Rolling Stones back in Hyde Park Saturday 6 July 2013!
Barclaycard Unwind Pre-Sale: Wednesday 3 April 3pm BST
The Rolling Stones are returning to London’s Hyde Park this summer for a sensational outdoor concert on Saturday 6 July as part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
The concert takes place almost 44 years to the day since the Stones first played Hyde Park, and will see Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood return to where they truly belong, back on the live stage, following the huge success of their 50 & Counting shows last year. A North American tour has also been announced today, for more information go here.
Tickets for the Rolling Stones in Hyde Park go on general sale 9am Friday 5 April from www.bst-hydepark.com. Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from 3pm Wednesday 3 April.
Support acts for Hyde Park are The Vaccines, The Temper Trap and Gary Clark Jr.
The Rolling Stones’ Hyde Park concert on 5 July 1969 is widely acknowledged as one of the most significant moments in modern music history. As well as seeing the live debut of guitarist Mick Taylor, the concert became a tribute to founder member Brian Jones, who tragically passed away two days prior.
Mick Jagger commented, “We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going! Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can’t think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer.”
Keith Richards added, “We all had such a ball last year, and the energy between the band is so good, we can’t wait to get back on that stage where the Stones belong.”
Rob Hallett of AEG Live says, “This will be the biggest gig of the summer in London. The Rolling Stones are a true British institution and the true spirit of rock n roll. Their return to Hyde Park is a landmark event.”
Linda Lennon CBE, Chief Executive, The Royal Parks, said: “We can’t wait to welcome the Rolling Stones back to Hyde Park. The Barclaycard presents British Summer Time is a new era for music events in Hyde Park so what better way to celebrate that then to have the original headliners return to where it all started.”