After being championed by none other than Lenny Kravitz, and more recently touring with Ellie Goulding, US folk singer Lissie is back on UK shores and joins headliners Bon Jovi at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday 25 June. Italian sensation Gianna Nannini is also announced, bringing a hint of European pizazz to our capital city this summer.
Curating the Bandstand Stage is Steve Van Zandt of Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band. Steve has chosen his best picks of up and coming talent, including Denmark soul-rockers The Breakers, Norway’s girl garage-rock five-piece The Launderettes, UK New Wave powerpop-rockers The Contrast and one of the UK’s most hotly tipped acts Yellow Wire, all confirmed for Saturday 25 June.
Joining the Friday 24 June bill are northern four-piece The Heartbreaks, who are currently taking the UK and Europe by storm whilst touring with Morrissey. Friday Bandstand Stage additions include Sunderland new kids on the block Frankie and the Heartstrings and the soulful Michael Kiwanuka. Additionally, the four winning acts from the Hard Rock Café’s Global Battle Of The Bands competition will also take to the stage over the weekend. Rosco Bandana, Stefany June, Gugun Blues Shelter and IAMWE were chosen from hundreds of international applicants by a specialist panel of judges.
Now in its sixth consecutive year, Hard Rock Calling has fully established itself as one of the UK’s premier outdoor music events. Produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, it is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage,second stage and many surprises in store for fans of all ages. This year’s headliners include The Killers onFriday 24 June, Grammy-Award winning rockers Bon Jovi on Saturday 25 June, and living legend Rod Stewart will headline Sunday 26 June with rock ‘n’ roll queen Stevie Nicks as special guest.