Rolling Stones to headline Hyde Park concert

(left to right) Keith Richards, Mick Jagger, Mick Taylor and Bill Wyman before their concert at Hyde Park. Credit: PA Wire

The Rolling Stones will headline a concert in Hyde Park this summer, almost 44 years to the day that they first played there.

The event which features threestages and is formally known as Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time HydePark will be held on Saturday July 6.

The band's first Hyde Park concert, on July 5 1969, was only two days after the death of founder member Brian Jones and marked the live debut of his replacement guitarist, Mick Taylor.

The Rolling Stones: (left to right) Ronnie Wood, Mick Jagger and Keith Richards. Credit: PA Wire

Frontman Mick Jagger said: "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."

Tickets for the event will go on general sale on Friday for £95.