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British Summer Time Hyde Park in London 26-6-2015

British Summer Time Hyde Park in London 26-6-2015

THE WHO, one of rock’s legendary and defining bands are the second headliner announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015.

One of the greatest live bands of all time, The Who will take to the Great Oak Stage in London’s iconic Hyde Park on Friday 26th June with very special guests PAUL WELLERKAISER CHIEFS and JOHNNY MARR.

PAUL WELLER, widely considered to be one of the UK’s greatest song writers, has just released his second best of compilation ‘More Modern Classics’ with a new album due in 2015. Weller has had a lifelong relationship with The Who, citing them as an early influence, covering their songs whilst in The Jam and playing with both Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey at Teenage Cancer Trust shows.

KAISER CHIEFS will also be playing on the 26th June, the band are riding high off the back of their ‘Education, Education, Education And War’ album which has been widely hailed as a return to form. The band have a long history with The Who from playing early Teenage Cancer Trust Shows, covering Pinball Wizard at the 2012 Olympics Closing Ceremony and singer Ricky Wilson performing at The Who Hits 50 tribute show at Shepherds Bush Empire.

JOHNNY MARR who has just released his second solo album ‘Playland‘ will be making his Hyde Park debut. The legendary guitarist also has history with The Who, in the early days of Oasis (specifically in the ‘Live Forever’ video) Noel Gallagher used to play a 1960’s Gibson Les Paul Custom guitar lent to him by Johnny who in turn had originally bought it from The Who’s Pete Townshend.

Added to the Great Oak Stage bill is ex Supergrass mainman GAZ COOMBES currently riding high with his new album ‘Matador’ which is already tipped to be one of the best of the year.

The all-day bill will feature many more brilliant acts who owe an artistic debt to one of the most influential of all British bands including SLEAFORD MODSTHE RIFLES and VINTAGE TROUBLE.

Nottingham electronic abstract punk duo SLEAFORD MODS will be headlining the Summer Stage, their 2014 ‘Divide And Exit’ album was received with universal acclaim and voted one of the 10 best of the year by The Guardian.

Playing at the Barclaycard Outdoor Theatre, THE RIFLES are celebrating the tenth anniversary of their debut album ‘No Love Lost’ and have a long history with some of the other acts on the June 26th bill. The band played on stage with Paul Weller performing The Jam classic Eton Rifles and have played gigs in aid of the Teenager Cancer Trust charity – the patron of which is The Who’s Roger Daltrey.

Fans of The Who will need no introduction to the high octane blues rock of Californian quartet VINTAGE TROUBLE, the band have supported The Who in both the UK and the USA and will be joining The Rifles at the Barclaycard Outdoor Theatre.