Black Sabbath to headline Barclaycard British Summer Time

Black Sabbath have been named the third headliners of Barclaycard British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park, with a show on July 4.

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Black Sabbath have been named the third headliners of Barclaycard British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park, with a show on July 4.

Other acts on the bill include Soundgarden, Faith No More, Motorhead, Soulfly, Hell and Bo Ningen. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday. To mark the festival announcement, Black Sabbath’s logo was marked out in Hyde Park, and set on fire. A video of the stunt can be seen below.

It’s Black Sabbath’s first UK show since a six-date arena tour in December 2013 in support of their album ’13’. Their line-up features original members Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi and Geezer Butler. Founding drummer Bill Ward left in 2012. Rage Against The Machine drummer Brad Wilk played on ’13’ and on recent tours, though it has yet to be confirmed if he will appear at the festival.

“The first time I came to London I didn’t have a pot to piss in. I spent the advance I got for our first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave,” said Osbourne. “We’re doing a bit better for ourselves, so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before Hyde Park, the most beautiful park in London, which has opened its gates to so many legends in the past. We are beyond honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the Royals will enjoy it.”

Other confirmed headliners for the festival are McBusted (July 6) and Neil Young And Crazy Horse (July 12). Organisers say there are due to be three more shows, which will be announced in the coming weeks.

The confirmed line-up for July 4 is as follows:

Great Oak Stage
Black Sabbath
Faith No More

Barclaycard Theatre
Kobra And The Lotus
Broken Hands
The Bots

Village Hall
Bo Ningen
The Gravel Tones
Hang The Bastard
A Plastic Rose

Summer Stage
Rise To Remain
Blitz Kids
The Struts
The First


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