Mar 31, 2017
Green Day line-up gets better and better!
Just when you thought a date with Green Day at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park couldn’t get any better, five more essential acts have been announced for the essential rock line up of the summer. They will also be joining Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS, Sunflower Bean and Public Access TV. The Hyde Park show is part of Green Day’s incredible Revolution Radio Tour.
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.
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.