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The Rolling Stones look set to rock Hyde Park this summer as part of secret plans to celebrate the band's 60th anniversary during a tour of Europe.
The rumour mill has been swirling over how bandmates Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood would mark their impressive milestone.
The band finished up a highly successful North American tour in November after being knocked back by Covid and then the sad death of long-serving drummer Charlie Watts.
Big plans: The Rolling Stones look set to rock Hyde Park this summer as part of secret plans to celebrate the band's 60th anniversary during a tour of Europe
But now the rock 'n' roll legends are expected to announce they are heading back to Europe, and could headline Hyde Park festival in June as well as a number of other UK dates.
Eagle-eyed fans spotted a mysterious note that appeared on the Festaff website recently, asking for volunteers to help at the BST event in Hyde Park on June 25.
No artist has yet been named to play that empty Saturday slot, but the site suggested that the artist headliner would be the Rolling Stones.
Exciting: The rock 'n' roll legends are expected to announce they are heading back to Europe, and could headline Hyde Park festival in June after a mysterious staffing note asking for volunteers for a Rolling Stones show on June 25 appeared online
Old times: The plans previously performed an infamous free concert there in 1969 - just two days after the death of founder bandmate Brian Jones. Pictured: Mick Jagger in 1969
The huge gig fits in between Elton John's sold-out farewell show and a performance by The Eagles on the Sunday.
The page has since been removed.
BST Festival and the Stones' promoters AEG have been contacted for comment.
Playing Hyde Park on June 25 would mean the Stones clashing with old rival Paul McCartney's Saturday night headlining Situs Slot Mpo at Glastonbury.
Curious: Eagle-eyed fans spotted a mysterious note that appeared on the Festaff website recently, asking for volunteers to help at the BST event in Hyde Park on June 25
The Rolling Stones last headlined two nights of the BST Festival in 2013 as they finished off celebrations for their 50th anniversary the previous year.
The shows were a triumphant return to the central London park 44 years after their infamous free concert there in 1969 - just two days after the death of founder bandmate Brian Jones.
On both occasions Mick Jagger wore a white dress in tribute to Brian. At the 1969 show they also released thousands of butterflies from the stage.
Good times: It comes days after lead singer Mick Jagger posted a photo from a getaway holiday in Jamaica where he suggested he was having 'a little downtime before things get busy!'
Is it expected that the Hyde Park date will be part of a wider European tour this summer by the Stones - marking the band's 60th anniversary.
According to , The Stones will also be taking their tour to Liverpool's Anfield Stadium.
Rumours among fans suggest dates in France and Germany.
It is not clear whether the band will perform anywhere on July 12, to mark 60 years since their first gig at the now-defunct Marquee Club in 1962.
Reaching out: Sir Mick's post prompted many of his fans to call for him to go on tour with his band once again
It comes days after lead singer Mick Jagger posted a photo from a getaway holiday in Jamaica where he suggested he was having 'a little downtime before things get busy!'
The Rolling Stones singer, 78, could be seen standing with his guitar in a tropical setting, with tall palm trees and lush green vegetation behind him with the azure sea in the distance.
Meanwhile, in another image, he was seen standing outside The Roof Nightclub in the city of Black River on the island.
Colourful life: Sir Mick gave his fans a glimpse at his travels after spending some time relaxing in Jamaica after a busy couple of years touring with his band
Sir Mick's post prompted many of his fans to call for him to go on tour with his band once again.
'European Tour this year, Mick,' wrote one fan, while someone else posted: 'NEW TOUR IS COMING!'
Jamaica is not Jagger's usual spot - he prefers to take family and friends on an annual trip to the island of Mustique.
But the island nation is well known to the Stones, who used studios there to record their 1973 album Goats Head Soup. Keith Richards has also lived there, and was until recently staying at his home in nearby Turks and Caicos.
There has been continued speculation for much of the last decade as to whether the Stones may ever produce another original studio album.
Their 2016 album Blue & Lonesome - their first studio record for more than a decade - was a series of blues covers recorded over a marathon three-day session the year before.
But this is believed to have come about after work on original songs stalled.
Keith Richards has suggested the band has 'four or five tracks' for an album, although this includes Living in a Ghost Town, which was released as a single during the Covid lockdown because it seemed 'prophetic' for the situation the world found itself in.
During a 2021 interview for Apple Music, Jagger said of new material: 'I don't want it to just be a good album — I want it to be great (laughs), y'know?
'So, I'm very hard on myself, y'know, if I write something, or if I write something with Keith (Richards), or whatever — it can't just be good.
'We've been recording and we've got some really good stuff — But, I mean, don't hold your breath.'