Published on April 21st, 2013 | by Fulham840
Hard Rock Calling 2013
Hard Rock Calling is back and will take place from June 29th to June 30th at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Headliners are Kasabian and Bruce Springsteen.
This year the Hard Rock festival is hitting the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London this year after being moved from Hyde Park. This will be the first time the venue has been used since the Olympics in 2012 and starts a trend within the festival world, with Wireless festival following in July. The festival runs over the course of 2 dates and ends on June 30th. The festival has been running since 2006 and has previously seen performances from rock legends The Who, Aerosmith, Bon Jovi, Bruce Springsteen and Paul McCartney.
Kasabian are headlining the first night of the festival, being one of the most popular indie/rock bands Kasabian have taken the U.K crowds by storm. The band has won many awards including best British band at the Brit awards in 2010. ‘West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum’ brought the band to a more public forefront, with hits such as ‘Fire’ and ‘Underdog’. With continuous sell out tours the band are set to blow crowds away. Other bands performing on the Saturday are ; Paul Weller, Miles Kane, The Cribs and the Klaxons.
Sunday holds host to last year’s headliner Bruce Springsteen. Despite last year’s performance with Sir Paul McCartney was cut short due to the curfew in Hyde Park ‘The Boss’ is back! Earlier this year Springsteen made somewhat of a comeback with his 2012 album, Wrecking Ball with an accompanied tour throughout May, June and July. Hard Rock calling will be Springsteen’s only other performance in London after Wembley and is set to be something special for all fans. Other acts performing during Sunday are, The Black Crows, Alabama Shakes and the Zac Brown Band.
The festival is being held on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London site, not inside the stadium keeping the festival close to its roots by being an outdoor gig. This is the start of something special for the festival, and hopes to draw in even more festivalgoers. Tickets are on sale now.