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Alert! London, prepare yourself! The Prince Of Darkness Brings Rock Royalty To Hyde Park!

Black Sabbath are taking over Hyde Park on 4th July and will be a joined by Soundgarden and Special Guests Faith No More

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park: 4th - 13th July 2014

After a triumphant return back on the rock scene last year, Black Sabbath are now thundering into Hyde Park to cast a night of darkness in what is set to be a bright summer. The legendary Ozzy Osborne and his band mates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will be headlining the same stage that fellow rock legends The Rolling Stones presided over for two historic gigs last year.

Not content with just taking over the park, British Summer Time becomes Black Sabbath Time! Announcing their show with an impressive takeover of the Royal Park, the band will blaze onto The Great Oak Stage in Hyde Park in their first ever performance at the venue later this year.

Hailing from Birmingham in the late '60s, Black Sabbath are the undisputed founders of British heavy rock. They have always undoubtedly been one of the best live bands in the world. In 2013, the band returned in the most triumphant style with a global number one album, sell out tours and a prestigious Classic Rock Living Legends award. From their first visit to London to record their debut album to selling out the O2 last year, the band have one ambition left, to melt the faces off the Hyde Park crowd.

As Ozzy says: "The first time I came to London I didn't have a penny and I spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave. 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 honoured to be allowed to put on a show and hope that everyone will enjoy it!"

Support for the show will come from Soundgarden and special guests Faith No More.

American rock band, Soundgarden return to Hyde Park this Summer, to perform their seminal 1994 album 'Superunknown' in its entirety, (for the first time ever in the UK). Emerging from the alternative scene of Seattle in the early 90's, they are widely regarded as one of the originators of grunge, alongside Nirvana and Pearl Jam. They have since gone on to sell 22 Million records worldwide and received 2 Grammy Awards, for 'Spoonman' and 'Black Hole Sun', both taken from their album 'Superunknown'. Following their split in 1997, they reformed in 2010, when they released their last album 'King Animal' in 2012 to critical acclaim. Get ready to welcome Soundgarden back to the stage at London's Hyde Park!

Faith No More have earned a huge cult following since releasing their debut album 'We Care A Lot' in 1985. Instrumental in the alternative metal genre, Metallica, Nirvana and Guns 'N' Roses have all cited them as influencing their sound. A fearsome reputation as a live act, they have released five albums, winning 3 Grammy Awards, and 5 MTV Awards, until they dissolved the band in 1998. In 2009, following an eleven year hiatus, Faith No More reformed, touring Europe and USA, playing their own dates, alongside numerous festivals, reminding fans and critics alike what an amazing live act they are. It's time to bring Faith No More back to London, to take the stage at BST Hyde Park.

Other artists to entertain throughout the afternoon include: Motorhead, Gallows, HIM, Hell, Kobra and the Lotus, Bo Ningen, Rise To Remain and Broken Hands… to name a few. Full lineup can be found at www.bst-hydepark.com.

Black Sabbath headline 4th July and join the already announced Neil Young and McBusted nights (12th and 6th July respectively). Other artists to be announced...

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