Bruce switches to Olympic Park

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Apr 2013 Bruce switches to Olympic Park



Bruce Springsteen returns to London Hard Rock Calling festival, a year after authorities pulled the plug on his duet with Paul McCartney for violating a curfew.

The American rock star brings The E Street Band back to the event at a new location at the city’s Olympic Park.

Concert organisers Live Nation left Hyde Park amid friction between fans and the neighbourhood’s well-heeled residents, many of whom gripe about the late-night noise. Springsteen had already exceeded the 10.30pm curfew by half an hour when he welcomed McCartney on stage last July. They sang the Beatles hits I Saw Her Standing There and Twist and Shout. But officials turned the microphones off, and they were forced to leave the stage in silence.

Springsteen headlines the second night of the two-day festival on June 30. Other acts include Kasabian, Paul Weller, the Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes.