Hard Rock Calling has quite the slate of headliners on tap for this year’s version of one of the U.K.’s largest rock festivals. This year the festival has tapped Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Paul Simon and none other than Soundgarden to headline the three nights of the show.

Hard Rock Calling Lineup 2012

Chris Cornell and the rest of the boys will headline the first day of the festival on July 13 in London’s Hyde Park. The gig will be the band’s first since releasing their first studio recording in over 15 years. Entitled “Live to Rise,” the track will be featured in the soundtrack of this summer’s sure-to-be blockbuster movie “The Avengers.”

Sure to fuel speculation of a full scale tour and new album, the gig has not come with any other news of a reunion tour and album for the band. One can only hope!

Springsteen will headline the show on July 14 and will be joined by John Fogerty and Lady Antebellum on that day’s bill. Simon will be performing his classic album “Graceland” in its entirety on July 15 and will also be joined on the bill by Jimmy Cliff and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

Hard Rock Calling Dates & Headliners

  • 7/13/2012 Friday: Soundgarden
  • 7/14/2012 Saturday: Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band
  • 7/15/2012 Sunday: Paul Simon

Hard Rock Calling Lineup Rumors

TBA as rumors surface.

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Soundgarden – Spoonman Music Video

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band – We Take Care Of Our Own Music Video

Paul Simon – Me & Julio Down By the Schoolyard Music Video

Image courtesy of Karkovski

Will you be attending the Hard Rock Calling festival? If not, don’t worry there are plenty of summer concerts and concert tickets for you to choose from.