One Week To Go Until Hard Rock Calling and the Final Acts Announced

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With only one week to go until London’s Hyde Park opens its gates for one of the most rocking weekends in the music calendar, Live Nation and Hard Rock International today announced the final few acts as well as onsite facilities for Hard Rock 2012

 Hard Rock Calling takes place 13-15 July and is headlined by Soundgarden, Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band and Paul Simon.

In an exciting addition, US rockers RedWhite and Blues join the Hard Rock Calling bill. Formed from the ashes of groups Skin and Jagged Edge, the band have recently wowed crowds touring with Whitesnake and Steel Panther. The lineup for the Amex Bandstand and Bella Union stages has also been announced, showcasing some of the best in new music. Indie/ rockabilly outfit Peggy Sue, hotly tipped London indie band Sissy & The Blisters and Leeds group Shields are all confirmed, joined by Drop Out Venus, Danny Shah, Alessi’s Ark, Vukovi, Daytona Lights, Chailo Sim, Turbogeist, Alistair Griffin, Honey Rider, Micro Jupiter, Richard Cowey, Scams and Halfway to New York.

This year sees the return of the Hard Rock Rising stage, where 21 hand-picked, up and coming bands will take to the stage. It is curated by Steven Van Zandt, founding member of The E Street Band, and rockers Fyfe Dangerfield of Guillemots and Starsailor's James Walsh. Additionally, Hard Rock Rising global competitionwinners Hey Monea will open proceedings on the main stage on Saturday 14 July. Out of 12,000 bands from 86 Hard Rock Café cities across the globe, Hey Monea won the Hard Rock Rising competition to open for Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band at Hard Rock Calling.

For the second year running, The Serpentine Bar is presented by American Express, allowing Cardmembers to skip queues using the ‘American Express Card only’ payment lane. Why not also visit the Amex Green Room for a rock star experience, where Cardmembers can enjoy VIP washroom facilities and a personalised cloakroom.  This is just one example of the service offered to Cardmembers through the award-winning Preferred Seating programme, which provides exclusive access to some of the hottest shows andevents, often before they go on sale to the general public. Visit www.amex.co.uk/potentilal to find out more. .


Pepsi Max also return for Hard Rock Calling 2012. Max it with your mates at the Pepsi Max stage, where The Mars Volta, Amy MacDonald and Big Country amongst many others will perform www.pepsi.co.uk

Turborg Town offers a one-stop-shop for all your festival needs, including a bar, resident DJ, customization station, giveaways and above all else, a little bit of the unexpected. Red Bull also return for Hard Rock Calling 2012, enjoy a cold can and some new surprises at the Red Bull container Bar www.redbull.co.uk. And Jägermeister are also back with their awesome JägerIce truck where you can enjoy an Ice Cold Jäger shot. Download the App for a chance to win awesome prizes! http://www.facebook.com/JagermeisterUK

Published on 05 July 2012 by Wayne Feltham

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