Bruce Springsteen and Kasabian to headline Hard Rock Calling 2013

Posted: 5th March 2013
The Boss takes his chances by returning to London again, tickets on sale [08/3/2013]

Stratford's brand spanking new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is currently being rebuilt and transformed into a serious alternative to West London's Hyde Park, as a venue at any rate. Already confirmed to test out the new grass is Wireless Festival with Justin Timberlake and Jay-Z, set to take place in July - but if it's stadium rock monsters you want, read on.

Hard Rock Calling 2013 has been announced and it looks like a beauty. The two-dayer will celebrate its move from the sensitive Hyde Park environment to the more up-and-at-'em East London quarter for an unmissable weekend.

Kasabian will headline the Saturday (29th June), while Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will return to the city that cut him short in 2012 for the Sunday headline slot.

Supporting Kasabian is a string of big names, including Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes - that is quite a roll-call right there.

Springsteen's support is less about quantity but still packed with quality - Alabama Shakes, whose UK concert action this year is currently at a minimum and the evergreen Southern rockers The Black Crowes. And then, of course, The Boss will take to the stage for another of his Olympic-sized live shows that hopefully won't upset the local council. Good on him for coming back, by the way.

Tickets for Saturday will cost £45.00 whereas Sunday tickets will be £62.50 (both subject to booking fee). So when divided up between the bands, it means less than a tenner an act on the Saturday and just over twenty quid for each on the Sunday!

Tickets on sale now. Like Wireless, demand for tickets will be huge so be prepared!

Paul Pledger