Bruce Springsteen returns to London for Hard Rock Calling

06:10 05 March 2013

Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen's Hard Rock Calling show in Hyde Park fell foul of a curfew. Picture: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire

Music legend Bruce Springsteen is to headline London’s Hard Rock Calling festival - one year after his bill-topping show at Hyde Park ended when he breached a curfew.

The US star will bring back The E Street Band when the event moves to its new location at the Olympic Park in Stratford this summer.

Also headlining the Hard Rock event will be Kasabian, playing their only UK festival, while other performers on June 30 will be Paul Weller, The Black Crowes and Klaxons.

Springsteen has a return booking after his show famously overran in 2012.

The star had been joined by guest musician Sir Paul McCartney for two songs and they were poised to play more when the plug was pulled in order to comply with late-night noise restrictions.

E Street Band guitarist Steve Van Zandt grumbled afterwards that Britain had become a “police state” and London Mayor Boris Johnson criticised “an excessively efficacious decision”.

Promoters of the event went on to lose the contract for Hyde Park gigs and have now moved their festival to the Olympic Park.

Kasabian - whose hits include Club Foot, Empire and Fire - will play on June 29, with Weller, Klaxons, The Cribs and Tribes supporting.

Tickets will go on sale on Friday at www.hardrockcallling.co.uk

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