The festival formally known as Hyde Park Calling is back at one of London’s most historic and famous Royal Parks with a new name – Hard Rock Calling. Now onto its third year the two day festival will again lean towards the sympathies of the older festival-goer by booking classic bands alongside newer artists that will complement their sound.
Last year saw Peter Gabriel, Aerosmith and the reformed Crowded House wow crowds on the main stage. Two other stages offer an alternative to the bigger acts with the likes of Buena Vista Social Club, Seth Lakeman and Gareth Gates eclectically entertaining the audience.
The event is non-camping and music finishes around 10.30pm which allows revellers to catch the last train home and get a decent sleep in a bed. Food ranges from fish and chips to tofu burgers, but you’ll still have to drink lager from cardboard cups.