TICKETS ON HOLD FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS

Live Nation has announced a special Hard Rock Calling ticket initiative for local residents of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London.

Participating local boroughs are Hackney, Newham, Waltham Forest and Tower Hamlets.  A limited number of standard day tickets will be held for five days, from Friday 8 March until Tuesday 12 March, to assist local residents in purchasing tickets, subject to availability.

Residents wishing to purchase tickets for Hard Rock Calling should visit www.hardrockcalling.co.uk, and click ‘residents’, they will then be asked to enter the first part of their postcode to confirm validity.  A full list of postcodes that qualify is available on the website.

Two of the world’s biggest acts are ready to rock at Hard Rock Calling, held at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London. Kasabian make their UK festival exclusive headlining Saturday 29 June, while Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band return to finish what they started on Sunday 30 June 2013. Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes are all confirmed in what is set to be one of the biggest Hard Rock Callings to date. Tickets are on sale at 9am on Friday 8 March 2013.

Kicking off what will be the first show at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since the London 2012 Games, one of Britain’s biggest and most contemporary bands Kasabian are announced in a UK festival exclusive, making their debut appearance at Hard Rock Calling on Saturday 29 June. The multi-million selling BRIT award-winning band are ready to get crowds rocking with hits including ‘Processed Beats’, ‘Club Foot’, ‘L.S.F’, ‘Empire’, ‘Shoot The Runner’, ‘Fire’, ‘Underdog’, ‘Days Are Forgotten and festival favourite ‘Velociraptor’ spanning their four studio albums.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band are confirmed for Sunday 30 June in what marks a third epic headline performance at the festival. Back for some unfinished business, Bruce Sprinsteen & The E Street Band will bring The Wrecking Ball Tour to Hard Rock Calling. Expect a high energy all out rock performance that goes down in history with some of their biggest and most loved hits plus a few surprises and special guests.

Modfather Paul Weller joins Kasabian as special guest on Saturday 29 June, while US rockers the The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes both join the Sunday 30 June bill. Some of the best of British indie, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes are all confirmed for Saturday 29 June, with many more additions still to be announced across the weekend.

Earlier this year it was announced that Hard Rock Calling will be held at a brand new home, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London providing a dazzling open-air live music experience this summer. It offers a chance to experience the excitement of watching the best in popular music at one of London’s most iconic sites.

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation said:

“Working with Live Nation and the local boroughs, we are delighted to be able to offer tickets for reserved exclusively for local residents for Hard Rock Calling. This gives local people a greater opportunity of seeing legendary acts like Bruce Springsteen and Kasabian. This summer, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will host an exciting series of events in addition to the Hard Rock Calling.  There will be concerts, cultural and sporting events and much more – with lots of opportunities for local people. We are on track to deliver a top visitor destination and a great legacy for east London.”

Many more acts and details still to be unveiled. For further information please visitwww.hardrockcalling.co.uk.