18 MORE ACTS ADDED TO THE HARD ROCK CALLING LINE UP!
Organisers have added 18 diverse new acts to join the 2012 bill, supporting the weekend’s iconic headliners for what is sure to be a once in a lifetime lineup, blending rock legends and today’s hottest up-and-coming talent – Black Stone Cherry, Kids in Glass Houses, Christina Perri, Guillemots, Big Country and Amy MacDonald are amongst those confirmed, joining headliners Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Paul Simon in London’s Hyde Park on July 13-15th.
Black Stone Cherry will jet in fresh from their US tour to join the Friday July 13th bill. Also confirmed for this year’s rock spectacular are Welsh rockers Kids in Glass Houses. Skindred, combining reggae and dancehall with searing thrash and punk and indie rockers Life In Film.
Saturday July 14th sees Scotland’s Amy MacDonald return to Hard Rock Calling. She shot to fame in 2007 with the release of This is the Life, an album which sold over three million copies. Following a storming performance at this year’s Coachella, Dawes have been added to the bill, as well as the acclaimed saviour of blues, Gary Clark Jr, South Carolina’s NEEDTOBREATHE, rockers The Night and American singer / songwriter Jonathan Wilson.
Christina Perri, American songstress and Jar of Hearts hitmaker, is back on UK shores and joins the Sunday July 15th lineup. She has recently been on tour with James Blunt and her album Lovestrong debuted in UK Top Ten. Following their 2010 reformation, internationally renowned Scottish rockers Big Country founding members Bruce Watson, Tony Butler and Mark Brzezick will play their first Hard Rock Calling.
Other exciting Sunday 15 July additions include BRIT-nominated indie band Guillemots, progressive bluegrass band Punch Brothers and virtuoso on the pedal steel guitar, Robert Randolph & The Family Band, who were chosen by none other than Eric Clapton to join him on tour. US acoustic country/folk singer songwriter Robert Ellis and London born musician Marlon Roudetten and Marcus Foster also join the bill.
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