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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be celebrating its fifth birthday in 2017 and to mark the occasion, they will be continuing what they do best - hosting the biggest, best and most legendary music in London’s historic Hyde Park.
The first headliner to be announced is the incredible Green Day, who will take to the stage on Saturday 1st July! One of the world’s most revered rock bands, the Grammy Award-winning trio release their brand new album ‘Revolution Radio ‘ on October 7th and celebrate by revealing this huge show.
'London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world's most legendary venues,' says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, 'We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.'
Since breaking through in 1994 with the Dookie album, Green Day – formed by Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer) – have become one of the world’s biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation.
Rock giants Green Day are a fitting addition to the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park hall of fame, which hits its fifth year in 2017 and cements its status as one of London’s defining summer events.
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The Californian trio of Billie Joe Armstrong, Mike Dirnt and Tré Cool have been re-inventing punk since the late 80s. They shifted over 20 million copies of their breakthrough 1994 album 'Dookie', accompanied by the MTV heavy rotation of hit anthems like 'Basket Case' and 'Welcome To Paradise'. With 12 studio albums to their name, they've proved that punk is certainly not dead. Their career took an unexpected turn following 2004's concept album 'American Idiot' when it later spawned a stage musical, at first on Broadway then in the West End. Not even the legacy of the Sex Pistols managed to achieve a jukebox musical! The boys continue to release new albums and play worldwide tours, proving that they are certainly no American idiots.
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A mix of American thrash minimalism and Brit punk's sound and fury which transcends revivalist mimicry and establishes Rancid as true punks of the old school playing brutally exuberant rock for the new generation.
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Gypsy meets punk-rock as Gogol Bordello bridges the gap between Eastern European and Western culture. Their meteoric live shows have earned them a solid reputation as "the hottest global touring act to come out of New York (Billboard)" and "the world's most riotous live band (Rolling Stone).” Their wildly energetic live shows are celebrated by fans worldwide and have brought them to nearly every corner of the globe. Frontman Eugene Hutz founded Gogol Bordello in New York City in 1999, after leaving Ukraine in the aftermath of Chernobyl. In keeping with his vision of creating an international groove, he recruited musicians of all ages, races and cultures, including bassist Thomas Gobena, from Ethiopia, Russian violinist Sergey Ryabtsev from Moscow and percussionist Pedro Erazo-Segovia from Ecuador. "Rousing punk-meets-folk at one of the best live shows you'll see!" - (Time Out).
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Direct from Fagersta, Sweden, The Hives have a sound like a velvet glove with brass knuckles, both brutal and sophisticated at the same time. Based on youth, energy, and taste The Hives are giving you 'punk rock music avec kaboom!
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Seventies punk icons whose rat-infested songs plagued both the album and singles charts through the subsequent decade. Their compounded musical talents and enthusiasm, infused with large doses of charisma and dark notoriety goes more than a little way to explaining why The Stranglers have survived the vagaries of the music business. These days The Stranglers have at their core original members Jean-Jacques Burnel (bass), Jet Black (drums) and Baz Warne (guitar), with the lead vocals shared between Warne and Burnel (Burnel singing the songs he originally recorded as lead vocalist, and Warne performing the numbers originally sang by Hugh Cornwell). Keyboardist Dave Greenfield died in May 2020 at the age of 71.
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Instrumental in kick-starting the original punk rock scene, The Damned have never been afraid to push themselves musically and throughout their years together have cruised through whatever areas of progressive, psychedelic, goth and pop rock that take their fancy. Smash it up with the original gothic punks - back with original members Dave Vanian and Captain Sensible.
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The Living End
A frenetic three piece punk rock-a-billy group from Melbourne, Australia playing trademark hi-octane gigs wherever they go.
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The Orwells are a young five piece band from Chicago, Illinois who play a mixture of blues / garage rock. Two years have passed since they emerged from their boring Chicago suburb as five high schoolers hell-bent on reminding the world that American rock & roll is still alive. A lot has happened since then for The Orwells. They’ve slain and sweated on audiences around the world, recorded with their favourite contemporary producers, shared the stage with childhood heroes, and even had David Letterman begging them for more!
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Bash & Pop
When The Replacements ended their 33-show reunion tour in June 2015, founding bassist Tommy Stinson decided to reanimate ‘Bash & Pop’, the band he started immediately following The Replacements first split in 1991.
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Already a veteran of the NYC hardcore scene by the time he was a teenager, Jesse Malin first rose to fame with the influential punk band D Generation, a group Rolling Stone called 'the best thing to happen to New York noise in the Nineties'. Malin traded in his electric for an acoustic in 2002, though, shedding his skin and embarking on an acclaimed solo career with his Ryan Adams-produced debut, The Fine Art of Self Destruction. Hailed by Uncut as 'an instant classic', the record was stripped-down, raw, and intimate, earning comparisons to Neil Young and Tom Waits for its ragged, poetic beauty. In the decade-and-a-half that followed, Malin would go on to blur the lines between singer-songwriter and punk rocker with a string of similarly celebrated solo albums.
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Beach Slang are an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, formed in 2013. They have been described as sounding like “a one-night stand between The Psychedelic Furs and The Replacements”.
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SWMRS (pronounced as "Swimmers") is an American punk rock band formed in Oakland, California in 2004. Drummer Joey Armstrong is the son of Billie Joe Armstrong, lead singer and lead guitarist of punk rock band Green Day.
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Stiff Little Fingers
Original 70s punks from Belfast still fronted by the iconic Jake Burns - and fave band of former England defender Stuart Pearce. Unlike many of the genre, SLF's music combines lyrics that meld the personal and political, music that combines the energy of punk with infectious hooks, and delivery that rings of honesty and commitment.
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Marked by two vocalists who often take turns within a song, Sunflower Bean is an indie pop trio out of Brooklyn. Formed in August 2013 with singer/guitarist Nick Kivlen, singer/bassist Julia Cumming, and drummer Jacob Faber (all teenagers at the time), they quickly earned attention for their alternately rock-edged and dreamy guitar tunes, and were invited to open on tours for the likes of DIIV and The Vaccines.
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Public Access T.V.
An alternative / indie four-piece from New York City.
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San Francisco Bay Area-band Culture Abuse write dope sing-a-long pop songs. Formed in 2013, the band lean full tilt into garage punk, throwing keyboards and even the occasional string arrangement on top of their distorted attack. This refreshingly try-anything approach to songwriting makes for an unpredictable listen.
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