Rolling Stones Hyde Park Gig Sells Out in Minutes
5 April 2013, 15:11
The Rolling Stones concert in Hyde Park has reportedly sold out in just five minutes despite fans concerns over ticket prices.
The outdoor show is part of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park and marks almost 44 years to the day since the iconic rock bank played there.
"We had such a great time playing the five concerts last year, we want to keep it going," Mick Jagger commented when the gig was announced.
"Hyde Park holds such great memories for us and we can't think of anywhere better to perform to our UK fans this summer."
The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr and King Charles, Palma Violets, Tribes and The Boxer Rebellion are among the support acts.
65,000 were put on general release this morning with prices as high as £299 not including booking fees - for the VIP seats to the right of the stage.
It's not the first time the band have been critised for their high ticket prices - last year's shows at the O2 Arena ranged from £95 to a special VIP ticket at £950.
Speaking at the time Ronnie Wood said the Stones didn't feel bad about the high price, saying: "We've got to make something."
The guitarist said preparations for the two shows at the O2 Arena cost them millions of pounds.
According to the Telegraph Wood said: "We've already spent a million on rehearsing in Paris. And the stage is going to be another few million. And the lights.
"We feel no bad thing about ticket prices. We've got to make something."