Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, without Clarence, are to headline Hard Rock Calling 2012 on July 14.
The Boss will also headline the Isle Of Wight Festival 2012, closing the festival on Sunday 24 June. Tickets go on sale for that festival on Friday 25 November at 9am – click here for more Isle of Wight Festival details.
The US rock legend, famed for hits ‘Born in the USA’ and ‘Thunder Road’, will be the main attraction on the Saturday night of the event which takes place in July, three years after he last topped a Hard Rock Calling bill. That same year ‘The Boss’ also headlined Glastonbury Festival for the first time with a critically acclaimed set.
On June 12, 2011 founding E Street Saxophonist, Clarence Clemons, suffered a stroke and died six days later from resulting complications, at the age of 69. Steve Van Zandt wrote on his web site “We will continue to make music and perform. Let’s face it, that’s all we really know how to do. But it will be very different without him.”
Tickets for Hard Rock will go on sale on December 3, with a total of around 150,000 people expected to attend the event which takes place from July 13 to 15.
The event has previously taken place in June but moves to new dates in mid July for 2012.
“Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band’s 2009 Hard Rock Calling performance proved to be one of the greatest live performances in the festival’s history,” said Hamish Dodds, President and CEO of Hard Rock International. “We look forward to having them back for Hard Rock Calling 2012, for what is sure to be another iconic show.”
Eric Clapton, Paul McCartney, Neil Young and The Who have all headlined previous Hard Rock Calling line ups. Kasabian are currently rumoured to be playing the 2012 Hard Rock Calling event.