BBC One to broadcast The Rolling Stones Return To Hyde Park: Sweet Summer Sun
The BBC will broadcast The Rolling Stones' stunning live performance which was recorded in Hyde Park in July 2013 on BBC One on Saturday 12 October at 10.35pm.
The concert took place almost 44 years to the day after The Rolling Stones first invited 200,000 fans to listen to them for free in a legendary concert at the central London park on 5 July 1969, only two days after the tragic death of founder member Brian Jones – a landmark event, now widely acknowledged as one of the most significant moments in modern music history.
Featuring greatest hits from across their career, plus a special appearance by former Stones guitarist Mick Taylor – who made his debut with the band at Hyde Park in 1969 – the gig took the huge success of The Rolling Stones' 50 And Counting anniversary celebrations into a second year, and followed an acclaimed Glastonbury appearance – their debut performance at the festival in a career spanning 50 years.
Acquired from Eagle Rock Entertainment and directed by Paul Dugdale, this 19-camera HD shoot in front of 65,000 fans captures just why The Rolling Stones are still the greatest live rock 'n' roll band after all these years.
Highlights include Gimme Shelter, Jumpin' Jack Flash, You Can’t Always Get What You Want and (I Can't Get No) Satisfaction.
Jan Younghusband, Head of Commissioning, Music and Events TV said: "The Rolling Stones are one of the UK’s best-loved bands and I’m delighted that BBC viewers will have a chance to watch this glorious concert."