ARCADE FIRE TO PLAY HYDE PARK WITH MUMFORD & SONS, BEIRUT AND THE VACCINES
Arcade Fire will play a one off gig in London’s Hyde Park London this summer. With a reputation as one of the best live bands in the world, the Hyde Park show will feature songs from all three Arcade Fire albums – Funeral, Neon Bible and The Suburbs. Arcade Fire graced the cover of Q magazine as Band of The Year in December 2010 and went on to top album of the year polls with the now platinum album The Suburbs, they have been nominated for two Brits (including International Group and International Album), and three Grammy’s (including Album of The Year) and are due to perform at both ceremonies. Support comes from Mumford & Sons, Beirut and The Vaccines (who we’ve interviewed in our February West and Wales mag). Mumford & Sons have enjoyed a fantastically successful twelve months touring their multi-platinum debut album, “Sigh No More” across the globe. Hyde Park should be a fantastic setting for another jubilant performance from the much loved folk-rockers. Tickets for the gig, which takes place on Thursday June 30, are priced £48.50 and go on sale this Friday (Jan 28). Gates at 2.30pm, show starts at 4pm.
More info at www.arcadefire.com
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by 247 Magazine