THE Rolling Stones came to Southampton and brought huge crowds with them.

Excited fans made their way to St Mary’s stadium to see the legendary rockers perform.

While lightning was forecast, hundreds of fans were undeterred, arriving several hours early to soak up the building atmosphere.

And their determination paid off as a forecast downpour failed to materialise.

The show formed part of the second leg of the ‘Stones - No Filter Tour’, with for Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood taking to the road once again.

The band, who formed back in 1962, treated fans to a set list packed full of classics such as Satisfaction, Paint It Black, Tumbling Dice and Brown Sugar.

Rolling Stones production director Dale “Opie” Skjerseth told the Daily Echo the concert would be “a spectacular event, and not just a show”.

Indie rock band The Vaccines opened at St Mary’s.

There are several road closures and parking restrictions around the stadium and organisers recommend using the official park and ride service.