Roger Waters and The Who headline weekend festival in the heart of London. Razorlight and Texas will also perform with many more acts still to be announced.
Roger Waters headlines on Saturday 1st July and will be performing Pink Floyd’s legendary ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ album as part of his set. Released in March 1973, the ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ album is widely regarded by critics and fans alike as Pink Floyd’s masterpiece – the album spent a record 28 YEARS in the American album chart. This will be Waters’ only British performance of ‘The Dark Side of the Moon’ during 2006. Expect an amazing light show and a truly unforgettable evening. Texas will also be performing on the Saturday.
The Who will close Hyde Park Calling by headlining on Sunday 2nd July, a year to the day since they performed a dynamic set at Live 8 and almost 10 years to the day since they last appeared in Hyde Park. The band, who remain one of the most exciting live groups in the world even in their 4th decade at the top, are working on a new studio album which is due for release later in 2006 and would be the first new album for 24 years. The Who are an integral part of British rock history and this London show will be unmissable. Razorlight are the first band to announce that they are also performing on the Sunday.
Who singer, Roger Daltrey, said: “Judging by the recent success of the Tommy/Quadrophenia DVD,there’s a large audience of young people who have never seen The Who live.This will give them the chance. It will also give me the chance to play with the band I love. Maybe for the last time. No one plays the music we created better than we do. I’m going to enjoy it.”
Roger Waters added: “I really enjoyed playing Live 8 last year, so appearing at Hyde Park Calling will be great”.