Rolling Stones turn over a new...

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Rolling Stones turn over a new leaf

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11:37 AM - 5 Jul 2013



The Rolling Stones are taking an unusual step (for a rock band) before their big return to London's Hyde Park this weekend.  They're planting new trees!

Huge model oak trees have been planted on top of the stage, with bushes installed on the sound desk and around other equipment. The oaks are more than 70ft high and around 10,000 branches have been attached to make the stage blend in.  They want to recreate the atmosphere of their first Hyde Park concert back in 1969.

A source said: "When Mick and the band looked out from the stage back in the Sixties all they could see was a sea of people and a load of trees, but many of those have been cleared or replanted since. So they want to recreate the woodland. The two oak trees either side of the stage are absolutely massive."

Last weekend, the band made their first appearance at Glastonbury, headlining the Pyramid Stage.  Commenting on the Stones' absence from the Worthy Farm bill over the years, and the festival's reportedly dogged pursuit of them to headline, Jagger joked "So they finally asked us."



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