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Black Sabbath to Headline Hyde Park with Soundgarden and Motorhead
The British Summer Time festival will take over London’s famed Hyde Park between July 4 and July 13, and organizers have decided to kick off their ten-day shindig in the loudest way possible: by having legendary metal monsters Black Sabbath headline the first night of the festivities. Supporting Black Sabbath in the Royal Park will be Seattle stalwarts Soundgarden, the seemingly immortal Motorhead, and oddball nineties survivors Faith No More.
Black Sabbath might have decades of experience under their belts, but the prospect of playing Hyde Park is a special sort of honor. Even Ozzy, who has pretty much done it all, is excited.
“The first time I came to London I didn’t have a pot to piss in and I spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave,” Osbourne said in a statement. “Returning almost 50 years on, we are doing a it better for ourselves so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park, the most beautiful park in London that has opened its gates to so many legends in the past. We are beyond honored to be allowed to put on a show and hope that the Royals will enjoy it!”
The festival has yet to announce its full roster of musical acts for the ten-day soiree, but Neil Young and Crazy Horse have been confirmed as headliners for the July 12 show. Tickets for Young’s appearance are already on sale, with tickets for Sabbath’s night set to go on sale April 4th.
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