London Rolling Stones gig sells out in minutes

Stones guitarist Keith Richards has said that he hopes there will be "some emotion involved" in the gig. Credit: REUTERS

The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park sold out in just five minutes despite fan concerns over ticket prices.

The 65,000 tickets for the central London gig went within minutes of being put on general release this morning.

AEG Live promoter Rob Hallett said the response had been "incredible".

Tickets cost £95, although there were hospitality packages for sale at up to £299 but Mr Hallett said basic ticket - holders would not lose out.

The band will headline the Hyde Park gig in July - almost 44 years to the day they played a famous free concert in the central London park.

The band's first Hyde Park concert, on July 5 1969, was only two days after the death of founder member Brian Jones. Credit: PA

The band will also headline Glastonbury and play a north American tour this year.

The band were criticised over the price of tickets for their 50th anniversary gigs at the O2 last year when the face-value price of the tickets ranged from £95 to £375.

A "VIP hospitality"' ticket was priced at £950.