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Sat 29th Jun
Hard Rock Calling
@ Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London
Featuring: Kasabian, Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Cribs, Klaxons, Tribes, Dark Horses, Twin Forks, The Weeks, Eliza And The Bear, Syd Arthur, My Preserver, Steve Cradock, Twin Atlantic, Vuvuvultures
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Hard Rock Calling: Kasabian + Paul Weller + Miles Kane + Kodaline + The Cribs + Klaxons + Tribes + Dark Horses + Twin Forks + The Weeks + Eliza And The Bear + Syd Arthur + My Preserver + Steve Cradock + Twin Atlantic + Vuvuvultures
Two of the world's biggest acts are ready to rock at Hard Rock Calling, held at the brand new iconic home of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.
Kicking off what will be the first show at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London since the London 2012 Games, one of Britain's biggest and most contemporary bands Kasabian are announced in a UK festival exclusive, making their debut appearance at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday 29th June.
Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are confirmed for Sunday 30th June in what marks a third epic headline performance at the festival. Back for some unfinished business, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band will bring The Wrecking Ball Tour to Hard Rock Calling. Expect a high energy all out rock performance that goes down in history with some of their biggest and most loved hits plus a few surprises and special guests.
A glorious synth-tinged melting pot of indie rock that will caress the eardrums. Formed in Leicester while still at school, they took their name from Linda Kasabian, one of the members of the Charles Manson cult. Their electronica-indie rock fusion akin to Primal Scream combined with the rough vocal style and unrepentant Mancunian swagger of Oasis has firmly established them as more than just a flash in the pan and injected a large dose of energy back into the Brit-rock scene.
Kasabian tour dates
Former Jam and Style Council frontman, the legend that is Paul Weller re-discovered himself as a solo talent in the 90s, effortlessly straddling the fields of indie, rock and acoustic musings.
Paul Weller tour dates
The singer of Liverpool band The Rascals, Miles Kane also co-fronts The Last Shadow Puppets alongside the Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner. As a solo artist, Miles has built up a head of steam on the live circuit, proving to be one of the most exciting young talents in the country.
Miles Kane tour dates
Irish rockers hailing from Dublin, consisting of Steve Garrigan (vocals), Mark Prendergast (guitarist), Jason Boland (bassist) and Vinny May (drummer).
Kodaline tour dates
From the unlikely beginning of a toilet paper factory in Wakefield to touring the world and notching up three Top 10 albums in the UK, The Cribs are masters of addictive, wiry indie pop suss. Since 2002 the Yorkshire men have produced passionate anti-hipster anthems including ‘Men's Needs’, ‘Mirror Kissers’ and ‘Hey Scenesters!’.
The Cribs tour dates
Neo-rave meets indie-rock from this London band, who merge guitars with synthesized sound to create their unique acid-rave sci-fi punk-funk sound. With influences ranging from Bowie to KLF, Klaxons' art-rock-rave-revolution has been setting fire to dancefloors across the country.
Klaxons tour dates
Camden four-piece comprising Johnny Lloyd (vocals, guitar), Jim Cratchley (bass), Miguel Demelo (drums) and Dan White (guitar), heavily influenced by bands such as Nirvana and Pixies. The band have built themselves a cult following in their London hometown.
Tribes tour dates
Dark Horses may wallow in their pretty surfaces but their musical merits can't be denied. The 'Horses won the coveted 'Best Single Of The Year 2012' at the prestigious Artrocker Awards for their effortless composition 'Radio', voted for by the readers of Artrocker. Dark Horses also travelled across Europe and Australia in 2012, as hand-picked guests of both Sigur Ros and Beck and with more nocturnes planned, 2013 promises to be an electric adventure for all.
Dark Horses tour dates
Twin Forks is the new project by Chris Carrabba of Dashboard Confessional. Florida four-piece Twin Forks is a change of mood and pace, moving away from the rock sounds of DC to a more folk and Americana feel with a pop sensibility. "Dashboard Confessional fans may cry foul given the band's similarity to the current pop-folk trend of bands like Mumford And Sons or The Lumineers, but if it's good music what is the point in complaining?" - Letssingit.com
Twin Forks tour dates
The Weeks are an indie rock band from Jackson, Mississippi. The five piece came together in 2006 and earned their rock’n’roll stripes on the Mississippi live circuit, playing in sweaty drunk clubs and supporting the likes of the Meat Puppets. The Weeks consist of Sam Williams (guitar), Damien Bone (Bass), Alex ‘Admiral’ Collier (keyboards) and twin brothers Cain (drums) and Cyle Barnes (vocals).
The Weeks tour dates
A five piece band from Essex who spent their first year together only performing in the close cofnines of a practice room in North London. One of the UK’s most promising young bands with guitar-driven indie-folk hooks reinforced by beautifully orchestrated horns, punctuated rhythms and the emphatic vocals of lead singer James Kellegher.
Eliza And The Bear tour dates
Folk-tinged Rock n Roll, fiery funk infused with psych soul wigouts. Syd Arthur is brothers Liam Magill, Joel Magill (bass, vocals), and Josh Magill (drums) and Raven Bush (violin, keyboards, mandolin). Formed in Canterbury, England, in 2003, the band has explored the myriad possibilities of improvisation, taking an exceptional approach born of prodigious musicianship, elemental songcraft, and an unabashed spirit of adventure.
Syd Arthur tour dates
Throw your full body weight into their catchy, powerful and edgy anthemic Rock.
My Preserver tour dates
Widely regarded as one of the UK's most talented guitarists, Steve Cradock is a member of Ocean Colour Scene, Paul Weller's band and a solo artist in his own right.
Steve Cradock tour dates
Glaswegian quartet bringing heavy rock across the country with stabbing guitars and vocalist Sam McTrusty's charming style.
Twin Atlantic tour dates
When Vuvuvultures first fly across your field of vision, you could be forgiven for thinking them a bit intense, perhaps even intimidating. There's the dark, some might say gothic imagery that peppers their visuals and videos: eyes in mouths, mouths for eyes, lips dribbling black blood. The backstory is uncompromisingly underground: self-promoted parties in abandoned buildings, rather than the regular new-band circuit. But then you actually hear those songs, and the word that springs to mind, more often than not, is 'pop'.
Vuvuvultures tour dates
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