Neil Young to headline Hard Rock Calling

neilyoungHARD ROCK CALLING organisers confirmed today that the headliner for Saturday 27 June in Hyde Park, London will be NEIL YOUNG. Joining him as special guests at this prestigious festival are FLEET FOXES, BEN HARPER & RELENTLESS7, SEASICK STEVE and THE PRETENDERS with more artists to be announced soon.

Neil Young will be performing in London at this year’s Hard Rock Calling. Undeniably one of the most influential artists in American music Neil Young is set to release his much-anticipated new album ‘Fork In The Road’ on 6 April on Warner Music. Chrissie Hynde commented on playing on the same bill as Neil Young at Hard Rock Calling:

‘We would play a garden shed to be on a bill with Neil Young but Hyde Park – summer – with ‘The Loner’? This is what makes a thousand hours on tour buses all worthwhile. This is why people get in bands.’

Fleet Foxes, Seattle’s finest and arguably one of the most exciting new bands around will be joining Neil Young on Saturday 27 June.

Ben Harper is introducing his fiery new band, Relentless7 at Hard Rock Calling on 27 June.

Having crossed over into the mainstream by word-of-mouth success and becoming a household name Seasick Steve will be bringing his American blues to Hard Rock Calling on Saturday 27 June.

Adding to an already incredible line-up the British rock legends The Pretenders will be joining Neil Young, Fleet Foxes and Ben Harper on Saturday 27 June.

With Sunday’s headliner already confirmed as Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band and day tickets selling out in under an hour, the addition of Neil Young proves that this is the best London music event on the UK calendar. Hard Rock Calling is bringing the biggest and hottest artists around right to London.

As part of Hard Rock’s 2009 Ambassadors of Rock Tour, fans will have the opportunity to win a V.I.P. weekend in London for Hard Rock Calling, and trips to other exciting Ambassador of Rock stops around the world, by entering the global sweepstakes on

Neil Young will take to the stage with his full band – Ben Keith, Rick Rosas, Chad Cromwell, Pegi Young and Anthony Crawford.

Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park, London;

Saturday 27 June – Neil Young, Fleet Foxes, Ben Harper & Relentless7, Seasick Steve, The Pretenders plus more to be announced.

Sunday 28 June 2009 – Bruce Springsteen, Dave Matthews Band. The Gaslight Anthem, Full supporting line-up to be confirmed.

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