Rolling Stones to rock Prague on July 4

People should have bracelets for entry and remember the baggage restrictions

The Rolling Stones are returning to Prague on July 4 for a concert at Letiště Letňany. It will be their fifth concert in Prague, and the first since 2003 when the played at Letná park on the Licks world tour. They bypassed Prague to play Brno in 2007 on the Bigger Bang tour.

The Letiště Letňany show is one of the biggest on the current tour and the next to last one. There is no information yet on future tours.

In 1995, the Stones played to 125,000 people in Prague (see video below), one of their largest shows ever. The coming concert is expected to be just as large.

The band remains famous though for their 1990 concert at Strahov Stadium, the first big event after the Velvet Revolution. To show their gratitude to then-president Václav Havel, the Stones paid for lights to illuminate Prague Castle at night.


The Rolling Stones' Prague show has a few rules

For the current concert, it bears repeating that bags larger than half a sheet of paper, or 15 by 20 centimeters (roughly six by eight inches) will not be allowed and there is no place to store bags or prohibited items. Tickets will not be refunded due to refused access based on package size.


There is also no parking of any kind. Public transportation will be increased, and run for longer hours after the concert to avoid overcrowding.

Also, as previously announced, access to the concert area is by a bracelet that most people should have already received. If not, people can exchange tickets at the gate but lines to so may be long.

People with tickets purchased after June 1 can exchange them for bracelets at Vodafone stores.

The concert will also take place regardless of the weather.

The concert will be cashless. People who want to buy beer or food at the venue need to transfer money to the chip on the bracelet.

People who have seating will have to bring their ticket along with their bracelet.

The sets have been varying from show to show. The opening song has usually been “Start Me Up” or “Street Fighting Man” but “Sympathy for the Devil” and “Jumpin’ Jack Flash” have also been played.

About 13 songs have been in every show, including “Miss You,” “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” “Gimme Shelter” and “Paint It Black.”

Others have only appeared once or twice such as “Shattered” “Angie” and “Shine a Light.”

Keith will also sing lead on a few songs during the show.

A day before the concert, people will have the chance to vote over social media on one song for the band to play, from a list of four.

The opening acts will be the Swiss band Gotthard and Pražský výběr. The latter band formed in 1976 but was banned. It is led by political activist Michael Kocáb, who was human rights minister in 2009–10. He promised the band won’t play too long to keep people from the Stones.


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