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Rolling Stones land in Cuba for historic concert

Published 25/03/2016

(L-R) Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
(L-R) Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
The iconic tongue symbol of the Rolling Stones is placed on top of the also iconic image of Cuba's revolutionary hero Ernesto "Che" Guevara on a sign placed by fans outside the venue where the Rolling Stones will play their concert in Havana, Cuba, Friday, March 25, 2016. The Stones are performing in a free concert in Havana Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
Fans wait outside the venue where the Rolling Stones will play their concert in Havana, Cuba, Friday, March 25, 2016. The Stones are performing in a free concert in Havana Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.(AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
A fan lies on the floor as she waits outside the venue where the Rolling Stones will play their concert in Havana, Cuba, Friday, March 25, 2016. The Stones are performing in a free concert in Havana Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution.(AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rollling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rollling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rollling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones talks to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones rock and roll band exits his plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rollling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rollling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones talks to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: (L-R) Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones talks to media after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones walk off their plane at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after their plane landed at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after their plane landed at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: The stage is prepared for the free concert by the Rolling Stones on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play the concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones wave as they exit their plane after landing at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: The stage is prepared for the free concert by the Rolling Stones on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play the concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood (L-R) of the Rolling Stones stand together as they talk to media after their plane landed at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
HAVANA, CUBA - MARCH 24: Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood of the Rolling Stones talk to media after their plane landed at the Jose Marti International Airport on March 24, 2016 in Havana, Cuba. The Rolling Stones are in Havana to play a free concert for the first time, after the music was once banned by the Cuban government. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood arrive to Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood pose for photos from their plane as they arrive to Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from right, Ron Wood, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger deplane at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Mick Jagger, right, and Ron Wood, from The Rolling Stones, walk on the tarmac as they arrive to Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ron Wood talk to journalists upon arrival to Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from, Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ron Wood pose for photos from the plane that brought them to Cuba at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Members of The Rolling Stones, from left, Charlie Watts, Mick Jagger, bottom, Keith Richards and Ron Wood, descend the plane upon arrival at Jose Marti international airport in Havana, Cuba, Thursday, March 24, 2016. The Stones are performing a free concert in Havana on Friday, becoming the most famous act to play Cuba since its 1959 revolution. (AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa)
Technicians prepare, on March 24, 2016, the stage where UK rock band Rolling Stones will perform at "Ciudad Deportiva" in Havana. When the Rolling Stones rock Havana this Friday in their first ever Cuban concert, the sound system will blast to as many as a million fans. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO ARANGUARODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images
Police officers and fans remain, on March 24, 2016, near the stage where UK rock band Rolling Stones will perform at "Ciudad Deportiva" in Havana. When the Rolling Stones rock Havana this Friday in their first ever Cuban concert, the sound system will blast to as many as a million fans. AFP PHOTO/ Rodrigo ARANGUA / AFP PHOTO / RODRIGO ARANGUARODRIGO ARANGUA/AFP/Getty Images

The Rolling Stones have arrived in Cuba for their historic free concert in Havana.

Sir Mick Jagger, Charlie Watts, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood flew into Jose Marti international airport with family members and crew aboard their private plane.

Their concert is the second landmark event in the country this week, after the visit by American president Barack Obama - the first US president to visit the country since the 1959 revolution.

Sir Mick greeted fans in Spanish on their arrival, saying he was happy to be there.

Prior to their landing, the band released a video in Spanish, with English subtitles, saying: "We have performed in many special places during our long career but this concert in Havana is going to be an historic event for us. We hope it will be for you too."

The band, who are due to play at Havana's Ciudad Deportiva stadium, invited fans to vote for a song to be played on stage on their official website.

The Rolling Stones have been touring Latin America, performing concerts in Mexico, Peru, Colombia and Brazil.

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