Green Day to play London’s Barclaycard British Summer Time in Hyde Park

The pop punk heroes return to the UK in 2017

Green Day are set for a huge London gig in summer 2017, having been announced to headline Barclaycard’s British Summer Time in Hyde Park.

As the band gear up to release their new album ‘Revolution Radio’, it’s revealed that they’ll be following in the footsteps of the likes of The Libertines, The Strokes, Blur, Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones and Stevie Wonder in headlining British Summer Time – to celebrate the festival’s fifth anniversary.

“London in the summer, us and tens of thousands of fans having the biggest party in one of the world’s most legendary venues,” said frontman Billie Joe Armstrong, “We have the best year to look forward to and this has just made it extra special.”

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Green Day will headline British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in London on Saturday 1 July. A full line-up of support acts is yet to be announced. Tickets are on general sale from 9am on Friday 7 October.

As their ‘Revolution Radio’ tour continues, this week saw the band change the lyrics to ‘Holiday’ to slam Presidential candidate Donald Trump as a ‘white supremacist‘.

They release their new album ‘Revolution Radio’ on 7 October. The band return to the UK to tour in early 2017, performing at Leeds First Direct Arena (February 5), Manchester Arena (6) and London O2 Arena (8).