Bruce Springsteen to headline Hard Rock Calling festival at Olympic Park today

Bruce Springsteen on stage at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park last year.

Bruce Springsteen on stage at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park last year. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

The Boss is in town today to headline the second day of the Hard Rock Calling Festival at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Tom Meighan of Kasabian performs on stage at the Hard Rock calling music festival at Queen Elizabeth

Tom Meighan of Kasabian performs on stage at the Hard Rock calling music festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is set to take to the main stage, the Bandstand, just after 7pm this evening.

Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian performs on stage at the Hard Rock calling music festival at Queen Eliza

Sergio Pizzorno of Kasabian performs on stage at the Hard Rock calling music festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford, east London. - Credit: PA Wire/Press Association Images

Other artists performing at the Bandstand from 1pm today include The Black Crowes and Alabama Shakes while a variety of acts will take to the two other stages.

Last night rockers Kasabian got the Park buzzing on what was a beautiful summer evening with a festival atmosphere reminiscent of last summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Playing a variety of some of their biggest hits such as Fire, Days are Forgetten and Reason is Treason accompanied by women playing the violin and a trumpet the band showed the breath of their music from raw electronic rock music to slower acoustic pieces.


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But lead singer Tom Meighan finished the evening off beautifully singing the Beatles track She Loves Me unaccompanied by any instruments, showing off the vocal range of his voice.

Tonight’s concert is set to finish around 11pm.

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