The Stones arrive to perform historic, free concert in Cuba, where their music was banned decades ago under Fidel Castro. Saskia O'Donoghue reports.
The Rolling Stones have hit Havana ahead of a free concert on Friday. The show is set to be historic, considering that the band's music was banned under former Cuban leader Fidel Castro. In fact, the musicians will be the first international rock stars to play in the country for decades. Frontman Mick Jagger said he was thrilled that the Stones had the opportunity to play in Cuba. (SOUNDBITE) (English) MUSICIAN MICK JAGGER, SAYING: "Time changes everything. We're very pleased to be here. I'm sure it's going to be a great show." The band have performed their 'Ole' show across Latin and South America - from Mexico to Uruguay - but Cuba marks the last date on their tour. Their visit comes just days after Barack Obama made the trip to Cuba - the first by a U.S. president in 88 years. Friday's concert will take place at an outdoor sports complex in the capital, with 400,000 people expected to turn up.