Doors at 1pm - Headline evening show with full support line-up to be announced
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be celebrating its fifth birthday in 2017 and to mark the occasion, we will be continuing what we do best….. hosting the biggest, best and most legendary music in London’s historic Hyde Park.
The thought of facing a long winter is made a little easier by dreaming of summer 2017 and announcing our first headliner, the incredible Green Day! One of the world’s most revered rock bands, the Grammy Award-winning trio release their brand new album ‘Revolution Radio ‘ on October 7th and celebrate by revealing this huge show.
We are so excited Green Day are bringing their Revolution Radio tour to headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Saturday 1st July.
Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.
“London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world's most legendary venues," says Green Day's Billie Joe Armstrong, "We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.”
Since breaking through in 1994 with the Dookie album, Green Day – formed by Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer) – have become one of the world’s biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band's popularity with a younger generation.
Green Day have won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction.
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.
The band’s colossal hits include Ruby Soho and Time Bomb from their platinum-selling album ‘…And Out Come the Wolves’. They have released five groundbreaking albums, selling over four million records worldwide. Off the back of their headlining South American tour this spring, plus their UK and European tour dates with Green Day, the mighty Rancid will be bringing a slice of chaos to the crowds of London this July.
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 will also be warming up the crowds for Green Day on 1st July. The Hives stormed from Sweden to stardom in 2000 with the release of their album Veni Vidi Vicious, including the infectious hit "Hate To Say I Told You So." Hot off the heels of their European and UK tour this spring, lead singer Howlin’ Pelle Almqvist, plus Nicholaus Arson, Vigilante Carlstroem and Chris Dangerous will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer.
With Green Day keen to showcase the original London punks who inspired them, two of the scenes’ pioneers will be playing Hyde Park with them.
Formed in 1976, Londoners The Damned are true pioneers and a band of firsts. They released the first punk single by a British act in 1976’s seminal ‘New Rose’ on Stiff Records, then the first punk album. They also became the first British punk act to tour the USA. Nine of their singles made the UK Singles Chart Top 40 and last year the band celebrated their 40th anniversary by playing the Royal Albert Hall, a venue they had been banned from in their punk heyday. Also pioneers of goth rock, The Damned are currently on tour in the US and will return triumphant to the Royal Park this summer.
Rock giants The Stranglers will also be gracing the stage and with a career spanning four decades, they’re credited with being one of longest surviving bands to have originated from the British punk scene. Chosen as the support act for The Ramones first London gig they went on to massive mainstream success with huge hits such as Golden Brown, Peaches and Skin Deep. The band show no signs of slowing down and will hit Hyde Park hot off the heels of a critically acclaimed UK tour.
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.
Hailing from Chicago, The Orwells burst onto the scene back in 2011 and have since gone from strength to strength, releasing hit albums Disgraceland in 2014 and Terrible Human Beings in February this year. The five-piece will make their debut Hyde Park appearance this summer, and fans can expect an electrifying show from the seasoned live performers.
Reformed with a new lineup by frontman Tommy Stinson in 2016, alt-rockers Bash & Pop’s latest release Anything Could Happen marked a stellar return to the music scene after 25 years. Having just announced a US tour kicking off in late May, the band will be more than ready to tear up the stage at Hyde Park with classics old and new by July.
Starting his music career at the tender age of 12, heading up seminal NYC band Heart Attack and then stalwarts of the 1990s punk scene D Generation, Jesse Malin went on to establish himself as a solo artist with a loyal and longstanding fanbase. Malin will be reuniting with Green Day following their 2010 collaborative venture Rodeo Queens, under which they released the single Depression Times.
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’s live debut across 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!
An epic day filled with epic bands; Green Day will be joined on Saturday 1st July by Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV – all at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2017.