Hard-Fi to ‘headline’ FA Cup final pre-match entertainment at Wembley Stadium

The Enemy are already confirmed to be playing on the venue's roof at May 5 showpiece

Hard-Fi have been confirmed to ‘headline’ the pre-match bill of entertainment at this year’s FA Cup final.

The Staines band will take to the Wembley Stadium pitch to play their track ‘Living For The Weekend’ before Liverpool and Chelsea clash in the annual football showpiece event on May 5.

The song, which the band released in 2005, is apparently one of the most-played tracks at UK football stadia this century.


Speaking ahead of the gig, frontman Richard Archer said:

We can finally say that we’ve played Wembley Stadium and it will be a fact. It’s a shame Brentford won’t be there…I think we got knocked out back in 1967.

The League One outfit actually reached the second round of this year’s competition, which sees teams from across the English football pyramid enter on an annual basis.

Hard-Fi released their third album, titled ‘Killer Sounds’, last August.

The Enemy have already been confirmed as one of the other acts who’ll play at the FA Cup final. The Coventry trio are due to play on the roof of the stadium – something that bassist Andy Hopkins recently told NME was making him nervous.

“I’m not that good with heights, which could be tricky,” he said, before adding: “I can’t imagine there’ll be any crowd up there. I definitely won’t be stage diving.”

The band are due to release their comeback album ‘Streets In The Sky’ on May 21.


The Enemy are playing at this year’s T In The Park, which is taking place July 6-8 in Balado Park, Kinross. To check the availability of T In The Park 2012 tickets and get all the latest listings, go to NME.COM/TICKETS now, or call 0871 230 1094.