Kasabian and Bruce Springsteen for Hard Rock Calling at Olympic Park
Story by Jack Foley
KASABIAN and Bruce Springsteen have been confirmed as the headline acts for the first Hard Rock Calling at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London.
Kasabian make their UK festival exclusive headlining Saturday, June 29, while Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band return to finish what they started on Sunday, June 30, 2013.
Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes are all confirmed in what is set to be one of the biggest Hard Rock Callings to date.
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 8, 2013.
Modfather Paul Weller joins Kasabian as special guest on the Saturday, while US rockers the The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes both join the Sunday bill.
Some of the best of British indie, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes are all confirmed for Saturday as well, with many more additions still to be announced across the weekend.
Springsteen’s presence at this year’s event is particularly relevant given that it was his concert last year in Hyde Park that sparked the controversy surrounding the change of venue by hosts Live Nation.
Sprinsteen’s gig was cut short when authorities pulled the plug as he was finishing off his act with special guest Paul McCartney, prompting Live Nation’s decision to start the search for a new venue for their key summer concerts.
Hamish Dodds, CEO of Hard Rock International, commented: “Last year, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band made international news and history when their Hard Rock Calling encore with Sir Paul McCartney was unceremoniously cut short due to a noise curfew at Hyde Park.
“This summer we are giving Bruce and the band the opportunity to finish what they started and make history again with celebrated performance at Hard Rock Calling.
“Additionally, we are looking forward to christening Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a Saturday lineup of some of Britain’s hottest talent, including headliner Kasabian, Paul Weller and more.”
Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday, March 8. Tickets for Saturday are priced at £45 plus booking fee. Tickets for Sunday are priced at £62.50 plus booking fee.
For further information please visit www.hardrockcalling.co.uk