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Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park: Black Sabbath + Soundgarden + Faith No More + Motorhead + Soulfly + Wolfmother + Hell + Gallows + Rise To Remain + Kobra & The Lotus + Bo Ningen + Blitz Kids + Broken Hands + The Graveltones + The Struts + The Bots + Hang The B*stard + A Plastic Rose + The First + UME + Reignwolf
The 10-day Summer extravaganza, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is back and getting set for 2014 with an enviable line up of artists in July!
Each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy. From Monday to Thursday, the entire Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park site, except for the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events in the areas of film, music, literature, sport. There will also be a specific family day that will expand the experience to genuinely appeal to the whole family.
Brace yourselves for what will undoubtedly be another scorching summer of sound.
The original, the best, the greatest - how many more superlatives do you want? Widely regarded as creators of heavy metal, the hugely influential band from Aston, Birmingham, have sold in excess of 70 million records worldwide and are responsible for all time classic rock anthems such as ‘Paranoid’, ‘War Pigs’ and ‘Iron Man’ – which won a Grammy in 2000. The band was inducted into the UK Music Hall of Fame in 2005 and the U.S. Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2006.
Black Sabbath tour dates
The Seattle grunge legends were perhaps best known for their worldwide '94 hit 'Black Hole Sun', they were originally signed to Seattle indie label Sub Pop (which reportedly influenced Kurt Cobain to sign Nirvana with them). Soundgarden then went on to become the very first grunge band to sign to a major label when they joined A&M Records.
Following two GRAMMY ® award wins, seven overall nominations and over 21 million records sold worldwide, in 2010 the band announced a new beginning. They released their first retrospective album, 'Telephantasm', followed by their first live album, 'Live on I-5', before penning the end title song, 'Live to Rise', for the feature film The Avengers.
A highly influential band to future grunge, metal and alt-rock bands alike, they were praised for their technical musical ability and expansive sound. Frontman Chris Cornell passed away in May 2017 at the age of 52.
Soundgarden tour dates
The massively influential Faith No More has had a huge impact on the world of rock music, their many years of glory defining them as one of the most experimental, exciting and interesting bands to exist on a major label, and helping to establish Mike Patton's reputation as one of the greatest rock vocalists ever.
Faith No More tour dates
'Fast, filthy and very, very loud!' Lemmy & co represented 35 years of being a household name in British Heavy Metal, their primary success being with the memorable albums Overkill, Bomber, Ace of Spades and No Sleep 'til Hammersmith.
One of music's most recognisable voices and faces, frontman Lemmy passed away in December 2015 following a short battle with cancer.
Motorhead tour dates
Ultra-heavy rock band fronted by former Sepultura singer, guitarist and songwriter Max Cavalera. Calvera describes his idea for the band as 'combined sounds and spiritual beliefs', his aim being to innovate in the already well-established field of heavy rock.
Soulfly tour dates
Led by vocalist/guitarist Andrew Stockdale, Wolfmother have amassed a global fanbase, played to packed-house crowds around the world, delivered show-stealing sets at star-studded festivals like Coachella, Lollapalooza and Reading and Leeds, and have been invited to share stages with rock icons Aerosmith and AC/DC.
For their induction into the UK Music Hall of Fame, Led Zeppelin personally invited Wolfmother as their guests (the band showed their appreciation by delivering an electrifying cover of 'Communication Breakdown').
Wolfmother tour dates
After a 24 year silence, NWOBHM pioneers Hell return to the world of metal. Cited as a huge indirect influence, and as one of the true founding fathers of occult metal, the band formed in 1982 from the carcasses of UK metal bands Race Against Time and Paralex. Seemingly plagued by disaster, Hell were shunned by the metal press at the time, who could not get their collective heads around a band so different and ahead of their time. Add to this a bankrupt label, and the tragic suicide of singer/guitarist Dave Halliday, the world was not yet ready for Hell. The band now return with re-recordings of 10 classics from the 80s, and armed with legendary metal producer, guitarist Andy Sneap replacing Halliday on guitar, and David Bower on vocals, Hell's legacy is reborn.
Hell tour dates
British punk-rock band making hardcore screamo and punk-led noise. Fans of Bullet For My Valentine, As I Lay Dying and Senses Fail are sure to enjoy, as will anyone who likes their music hard, fast and passionate as hell.
Line-up: Wade MacNeil (vocals), Laurent Barnard (guitars/keys/vocals), Stu Gili-Ross (bass), Lee Barratt (drums)
Gallows tour dates
Up-and-coming London-based metal band and Kerrang! favourites. The band are already award-winners, having won 'Best British Newcomer' at the 2010 Kerrang! Awards and the Metal Hammer Golden God Award, for 'Best New Band', an award that was voted for by over 400,000 people across the globe.
Rise To Remain tour dates
Female-fronted metal band from Calgary, Canada, often compared to classic Iron Maiden, Dio, and early Metallica.
Kobra & The Lotus tour dates
Japanese industrial rock influenced by Melt Banana, Stooges, Black Sabbath, Minutemen, etc., delivering a superb mix of 1960s punk trash, 1970s Detroit dirt, 1980s New York art-rock and psychedelic post-rock.
Bo Ningen tour dates
Riotous indie rockers from Nantwich and Crewe who take the melodic rock and punk-pop template made successful by the likes of Taking Back Sunday, You Me At Six and My Chemical Romance. Formed in 2009, they found themselves on the underground circuit for a while, but their 2014 album 'The Good Youth' finally saw them cross over to a wider audience, thanks to its catchy hooks, powerful riffs and a skill at writing bigger anthems than ever before.
Blitz Kids tour dates
There's a ragged glory to Broken Hands' music - a rumbling growl and cathartic howl suggesting decades on the road, if not the wagon; half a lifetime of hard days, wild nights and regretful dawns.
The fact that the impossibly youthful band are actually only just embarking on their own rock odyssey is hard to fathom, and will probably prove deeply upsetting for the many addled bluesmen forced to symbolically sell their souls to achieve something like it.
The roots of R&B run strong in such young blood, but dare to call what they do 'classic' rock and they'll scoff politely: these are contemporary songs, culled from countless sessions down in their borrowed basement rehearsal space. They've just done it in a quiet bit of Kent.
Broken Hands tour dates
The Graveltones are Jimmy O and Mikey Sorbello, a heavy blues and rock 'n' roll duo from Australia, now residing in London. Their lyrics have been compared to Dylan, their riffs compared to Rage Against The Machine, their vocals to Howling Wolf and their beats to Bonham. They also take influences from Captain Beefheart and John Lee Hooker to Zeppelin.
The boys picked up 'Best New Band' at 2013's prestigious Classic Rock Awards and have met with rapturous reviews for their live shows. “The Graveltones live are a phenomenal experience for a mere duo. Watching them bulldozes any presumption of a new White Stripes or Black Keys thanks to their Bonham-esque thunder drumming and cocooning vocals” - Londonist.
The Graveltones tour dates
The Struts are a 4 piece indie rock band who formed in Derby in 2009. They have been described as a mix between Primal Scream and Hard-Fi. However, never ones to define themselves by a specific genre – the band can best be described as an eclectic mix of music's most heady influences; from anthemic floor stompers of 60's and 70's Rock n Roll to the heart-melting melodies of soul and catchy hooks of Motown classics. Add to that mix some truly epic live shows and a lead singer with both the vocals and the moves to rival any other frontman, The Struts are definitely a band to keep your eye on…
The Struts tour dates
Brothers Mikaiah Lei and Anaiah Lei produce an infectious strain of rock and with a style all their own. Known for their fast-paced driving drums, grinding melodies and radical breakdow
ns, The Bots’ songs have been reviewed as ‘fresh’ and ‘raw’, their deep appreciation for the truth of their music always evident, never over producing and ever exploring a variety different styles and instruments.
The Bots tour dates
West London doom metallers who announced they would be quitting the music scene after final shows in October and November 2016.
Hang The B*stard tour dates
A Plastic Rose were formed in 2006 from the scattered remains of Sligo band Haiku Thiefs. The observant, passionate songwriting and endearing melodies of the two front men, already familiar to some discerning Sligo music fans, now benefits from the backing and interaction of a full band.
A Plastic Rose tour dates
The First are a melodic rock band from the Norfolk/Cambridgeshire border that started with the single aim of making classy rock music. A combination of Jimmy Eat World, Taking Back Sunday and Funeral For A Friend, amalgamated into a crunchy post-hardcore package.
The First tour dates