By Tom Degun

Bruce Springstein in concertMarch 5 - Bruce Springsteen and Kasabian are set to headline Hard Rock Calling this summer in what will be the first show at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park since the end of London 2012.

The annual music festival has been held in Hyde Park in central London every year since 2006 but it will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford this year after organisers Live Nation pulled out of the tender for Hyde Park.

Bruce Springsteen will perform with backing group the E Street Band on June 30 after the 63-year-old American singer-songwriter, nicknamed "The Boss", appeared at Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park last year.

Meanwhile the Brit award-winning Kasabian make their UK festival exclusive when they headline on June 29.

Other acts already confirmed for the music festival on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are Paul Weller, Miles Kane, Kodaline, The Black Crowes, Alabama Shakes, The Cribs, Klaxons and Tribes.

kasabianThe BRIT award-winning Kasabian will perform at Hard Rock Calling at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on June 29

"Last year, Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band made international news and history when their Hard Rock Calling encore with Sir Paul McCartney was unceremoniously cut short due to a noise curfew at Hyde Park," said Hard Rock International chief executive Hamish Dodds.

"This summer we are giving Bruce and the band the opportunity to finish what they started and make history again with celebrated performance at Hard Rock Calling.

"Additionally, we are looking forward to christening Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with a Saturday line-up of some of Britain's hottest talent, including headliner Kasabian, Paul Weller and more."

The London Legacy Development Corporation, who operate the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, say they have high hopes for the music festival.

"Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is proving to be a fantastic draw for big names and we are delighted to be adding legends like Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band and Kasabian to this summer's line up," said Legacy Company chief executive Dennis Hone.

"We are on track to deliver a great summer, a top visitor destination and a great legacy for East London."

Tickets are due to go on sale at 9am on Friday (March 8).

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