In order to study the influence of mechanical stress fields on the kinetics and texture evolution of grain growth, experiments were performed on high purity aluminium. Samples were annealed under the influence of different mechanical stresses. The temporal evolutions of grain sizes and of macrotexture were analysed in ependence on the applied stress. The results show that mechanical stresses can change the kinetics of grain growth and slow down the increase in the grain size. Also effects on the texture evolution were observed and shall be discussed.