Just when you thought a date with Green Day at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park couldn’t get any better, eight mega bands have been announced, completing the essential rock line up of the summer.
Rancid will be hitting Hyde Park in continued support of Green Day’s massive Revolution Radio world tour. Founded by 1980s punk veterans Tim Armstrong and Matt Freeman, Rancid is often credited, along with Green Day, for reviving mainstream interest in punk rock during the mid-1990s.
Also joining Green Day is New York’s wildest Gypsy punk group, Gogol Bordello. The band rose to mainstream fame in 2005 with the release of their thunderous track Start Wearing Purple, taken from the their third album ‘Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike’. The band’s latest album ‘Pura Vida Conspiracy’ was released in 2013. Its title derives from a Spanish slang phrase for “pure life”, a theme that undoubtedly resonates with the band. Known for their theatrical stage shows and the immense force of energy that is Ukranian front man Euguene Katz, Gogol Bordello are guaranteed to set Hyde Park alight.
Sweden’s coolest garage band The Hives will be warming up the crowds for Green Day on 1st July. Hailed as one of the best live rock bands of the 21st century, The Hives stormed to stardom in 2000 with the release of album “Veni Vidi Vicious”, including infectious hit Hate To Say I Told You So. Hot off the heels of their European and UK tour this spring, howlin’ lead singer Pelle Almqvis, plus Nicholaus Arson, Vigilante Carlstroem, Chris Dangerous and The Johan and Only will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer.
Australian punk rockers The Living End will also be taking to the stage in support of Green Day. The trio is gearing up for Hyde Park with a tour of their homeland in March before bringing fresh material to the UK from their brand new album “Shift” (out May 13th). Crowds can expect exciting new tunes to combine with classic fan favourites Prisoner of Society and Roll On.
Beach Slang first made their mark on the scene with hit Who Would Ever Want Anything So Broken? and have continued to produce punk rock anthems ever since. Known for their unrestrained and even more unapologetic onstage presence, Beach Slang’s set is guaranteed to bring the right amount of chaos to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park this summer.
American punk rockers SWMRS have taken influence from the Beach Boys, The Ramones and everything in between to form their very own brand of rock n’ roll. With a series of profound releases since their formation in 2004, this year will see their latest record Drive North hit the UK in March and then on to the London’s Hyde Park in July.
From their beginnings in drummer Jacob Faber’s basement in Brooklyn, Sunflower Bean have come a long way. Having rounded off 2016 with a UK tour in support of their debut album “Human Ceremony”, the trio are making a welcome return to London to give us one hell of a show.
Last but not least, new kids on the block Public Access TV have been creating a buzz on their musical journey so far – and for good reason. Having released their debut album in September last year, the band has kick-started 2017 with a US tour and will no doubt be ready to land in London and show us what they’ve got!
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