Rolling Stones' free public concert in Havana set for 25th March

Posted: 06-Mar-16 11:45

Just a few days ago we announced that The Rolling Stones' planned performance in Havana this coming March had been confirmed by local authorities in Cuba. Now we can reveal when exactly it will all be happening: just three days after President Obama's official visit to the island, on 25th March! The chosen location remains as revealed before with La Ciudad Deportiva set to become the stage for the legendary band and their first ever concert in the Cuban capital.

Rolling Stones' free public concert in Havana set for 25th March

The most famous international act to make it to Cuba since the 1959 revolution, The Rolling Stones have finally announced the exact date their concert in Havana will be taking place this coming March, also revealing that it will be free and open to everyone who wants to come.

It’s all happening in Havana’s Ciudad Deportiva as we announced earlier and the ground-breaking performance has been dubbed “Concert for Amity” by the band, who during a recent official statement said:

"We have performed in many special places during our long career but this show in Havana is going to be a landmark event for us, and, we hope, for all our friends in Cuba too."

The legendary British foursome also added that during their visit to Cuba they will be donating instruments and other musical equipment from sponsors to local musicians.

Taking place in the same week that President Barack Obama will be visiting Cuba and a couple of weeks after Major Lazer gives another free concert in the Cuban capital, March will certainly be a busy month in the country’s cultural calendar.

Cuban rock fans have been buzzing for months since the concert was first announced at the end of last year and after Mick Jagger’s visit to Havana, especially as rock music was once censored and frowned upon in the island. One such person is Ivia Perez, 39, who excitedly revealed:

"I'm definitely going to go...It makes me think about being in high school, after the period of censorship. I listened to a lot of rock back then."

A Cuban music critic, Joaquin Borges Triana, couldn’t contain his excitement either as he said:

"It's part of a dream to see the greatest icons of music who couldn't come before for various reasons, above all Cuba's isolation... The Rolling Stones are going to magically unite generations of Cubans, from people in their 60s to their children and grandchildren."

The date has been set for 25th March 2016 and The Rolling Stones’ upcoming concert in Havana will indeed be historical; marking a before and after in the island’s music scene and possibly becoming the biggest musical gathering the country has ever seen.


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