Green Day have been announced as headliners at the huge BST Hyde Park show this summer.
The punk-rock titans will be joined on the 1st of July by: Rancid, Gogol Bordello, The Hives, The Living End, Beach Slang, SWMRS,Sunflower Bean and Public Access T.V.
“London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world’s most legendary venues,” says Billie Joe Armstrong, “We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.”
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be celebrating its fifth birthday in 2017 and to mark the occasion they will keep hosting the biggest, best and most legendary music in London’s historic Hyde Park. From The Rolling Stones to Carole King, The Libertines to The Who, Kylie to Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath to Taylor Swift, music history has been written almost night by night.
So there’s no surprise in seeing Green Day being scheduled to rock this very stage. They are one of the world’s most revered rock bands, in fact Green Day have won five Grammy Awards: Best Alternative Album for Dookie, Best Rock Album for American Idiot, Record of the Year for Boulevard of Broken Dreams, Best Rock Album for the second time for 21st Century Breakdown and Best Musical Show Album for American Idiot: The Original Broadway Cast Recording. They were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2015 in what was their first year of eligibility for induction.
The Grammy Award-winning trio released their brand new album ‘Revolution Radio’ on the 7th of October and celebrated by revealing this huge show. Since breaking through in 1994 with the Dookie album, Green Day – formed by Billie Joe Armstrong (lead singer), Mike Dirnt (bassist) and Tré Cool (drummer) – have become one of the world’s biggest bands with over 75 million worldwide sales. After a succession of hit albums, their 2004 rock opera American Idiot reignited the band’s popularity with a younger generation.