450,000 turn out to see the veteran rockers and Justin Timberlake gets on stage with Jagger...

THE ROLLING STONES have played a massive benefit gig to help the SARS-hit city of TORONTO back on its feet.

Dubbed SARSStock, there was a 450,000 strong crowd at the venue, an abandoned military base, yesterday (July 30). The band’s frontman Mick Jagger commented: “I think this is the biggest crowd we’ve ever played to.”

Host of the event was actor Dan Aykroyd, and the bill included [a][/a], AC/DC, Rush, The Isley Brothers and Justin Timberlake.


Timberlake then joined the Stones for an impromptu vesion of ‘Miss You’.

A number of people suffered heatstroke in the boiling sun, although the day as a whole was completely peaceful.