Almost half a million Cubans attend historic Rolling Stones concert

"Time changes everything. So we're very pleased to be here," said Mick Jagger

Almost half a million Cubans attend historic Rolling Stones concert

Fans wait for the start of the Rolling Stones concert in Havana, Cuba, Friday March 25, 2016 (AP Photo/Enric Marti)

Hundreds of thousands of Cubans gathered yesterday to hear an historic Rolling Stones concert in Havana.

It's the first time the British rock band - which was one banned there - has played in the country.

A reported 450,000 people attended the gig overnight, while thousands more thronged rooftops near the stadium to get a glimpse of the action.

The band performed an 18-song set including Sympathy for the Devil and Satisfaction.

The concert brought an historic week for the country to a close, after President Barack Obama and his family visited Cuba and met with the communist President Raul Castro earlier.

"Time changes everything. So we're very pleased to be here," said Mick Jagger. "It would have been surprising for this to happen 10 years ago."