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Veteran rockers the Rolling Stones are to perform in London's Hyde Park this summer, the first time since 1969.

The group are headlining Glastonbury this year and the Hyde Park gig will take place a week later, on 6 July.

Rolling Stones famously played in the park just two days after death of guitarist Brian Jones in July 1969 reports The BBC.

"It seems like yesterday," guitarist Keith Richards said. "It's going to be a great summer, man."

Unlike in 1969, this year's show will not be free - but ticket prices have not yet been announced. 

The Stones have also announced a North American tour, but plan to give themselves plenty of time for resting up in between shows with more recovery time between gigs than in previous years.

"You gotta pace yourself," said Mick Jagger, who is now a grand old 69 years old. "We have enough time before we come back to England, so we'll be well recovered."

They will be supported in Hyde Park in July by The Vaccines, The Temper Trap and Gary Clark Jr.

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Rolling Stones set to play Hyde Park on 6 July
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