A stellar line-up is set to play across three days on July 13, 14 and 15 in Hyde Park in what has now become a much-loved event on the music calendar.
This year’s Hard Rock Calling concert includes a wide range of acts from all over the world and here’s a rundown of who’s playing on the different days.
Friday July 13
Hard Rock Calling 2012 is poised to get off to a rocking start as the likes of the iconic Iggy Pop and Chris Cornell arrive in London with their bands Iggy & The Stooges and Soundgarden respectively. Expect the volume to be cranked up to 11!
Main Stage: Soundgarden, Iggy & The Stooges, Cold Chisel, Black Stone Cherry, Kids In Glass Houses
Pepsi Max Stage: The Mars Volta, Skindred, Red, White & Blues, Hawk Eyes, The Dirty Youth
Hard Rock Rising Stage: Deap Vally
Saturday July 14
Undoubtedly the highlight of the weekend takes place on the Saturday night when Bruce Springsteen’s headlining set is expected to consist of an array of his classic hits from down the years. Former Rage Against The Machine guitarist Tom Morello is also well worth a watch.
Main Stage: Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band, John Fogerty, Lady Antebellum, Tom Morello: The Nightwatchman, Hey Monea!
Pepsi Max Stage: Amy Macdonald, Dawes, Gary Clark Jr, Lawson, NEEDTOBREATHE, The Night
Hard Rock Rising Stage: Jonathan Wilson, Dylan LeBlanc, Gabriel Bruce
Sunday July 15
The honour of closing Hard Rock Calling 2012 falls to Paul Simon, who will perform his influential album Graceland in its entirety. That special treat should prove a fitting finale after the likes of the Guillemots and Big Country play earlier in the day.
Main Stage: Paul Simon, Alison Krauss & Union Station ft Jerry Douglas, Christina Perri, Karima Francis,
Pepsi Max Stage: Big Country, Guillemots, Punch Brothers, Robert Randolph, Robert Ellis, Marlon Roudette, Ryan Sheridan
Hard Rock Rising Stage: Marcus Foster, Life In Film, Nina Nesbitt
Are you heading to Hard Rock Calling? Who are you excited about seeing?