Paul Simon to headline Hard Rock Calling with Graceland

also confirmed Alison Krauss & Union Station

published: Mon 19th Mar 2012

Paul Simon (1)

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH, England MAP
£60 for Saturday - sold out, £55 for Sunday, £50 for Friday
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jun 2012

As expected, it has now been confirmed that Paul Simon will headline Hard Rock Calling on Sunday 15th July in Hyde Park, performing the album 'Graceland' in its entirety, along with some of his greatest hits.

Paul Simon (1)
Paul Simon
This performance will be part of the 24th anniversary celebrations of the release of the album which caused controversy on its release as it broke the cultural boycott of South Africa at that time. He'll be joined on stage by Jimmy Cliff, on songs including 'Harder They Come' and 'Too Many Rivers To Cross', before Ladysmith Black Mambazo take to the stage for a 'Graceland' reunion, to air classic hits including 'Diamonds on the Soles of Her Shoes' and 'You Can Call Me Al' for the first time in the UK since 1987.

Today, Alison Krauss & Union Station featuring Jerry Douglas are also confirmed to join the line-up.

Live Nation's Vice President of Promotions, Toby Leighton-Pope commented, "We have some fantastic additions to the lineup. A full performance of Paul Simon's 'Graceland' in Hyde Park is going to be incredible and we can't wait to see the crowd's reaction. Hard Rock Calling 2012 is a big one with many stand out moments, this will be a special one."

The established London open air music event showcases well known international acts, and a few legends over three days, has a genuine festival feel to it. The only acts confirmed are Saturday headliner Bruce Springsteen, plus on the same day John Fogerty, and Lady Antebellum. Tickets were priced at £60 for Saturday and have sold out.

For the line-up details, and rumours as available please click here.

The dates for the three days of Hard Rock Calling 2012 are confirmed as from Friday 13th until Sunday 15th July 2012 with gates expected to open at 1pm, the music starting at 3pm, and ending at approximately 10:30pm on all three days.

Tickets for Sunday at Hard Rock Calling will be priced at £55, and will go on general sale from 9am, on Friday 23rd March, and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

Friday 13th to Sunday 15th July 2012
Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH, England MAP
£60 for Saturday - sold out, £55 for Sunday, £50 for Friday
daily capacity: 50000
last updated: Fri 22nd Jun 2012


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