01 July 2013 by

Hey Glastonbury, Imma Let You Finish, But Hard Rock Calling Was On This Weekend Too

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Alright alright that's enough out of you Glastonbury go-ers, there was another festival going on this weekend too. Grazia went down to Hard Rock Calling and discovered that the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park makes the perfect new festival venue...  that you can get the tube home from! (Something that might be looking pretty good to the thousands of sunburnt revellers currently camped out at Castle Cary train station).

Saturday saw rockers Kasabian headline the main stage supported by former frontman of The Jam and the original 'modfather' Paul Weller. Also on? Miles Kane, fresh from his stint at Glastonbury (which included playing with Friday headliners Arctic Monkeys). Playing on the smaller stages were the likes of The Cribs, The Klaxons, The Tribes and The View.

Sunday saw singer Mayer Hawthorne, singer songwriter and ethereal beauty Lissie and folk singer Passenger who's gorgeous Let Her Go has taken the world by storm this year. On the mainstage on Sunday, blues rockers Alabama Shakes whooped and wailed their way through their set before Black Crowes - band of Chris Robinson, Kate Hudson's ex-husband took the stage in a storm of Americana rock n' roll. Finally, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band brought the weekend to an end with a stunning three hour set that saw him play the entire Born To Run album, bring his mum and sister onstage for a boogie during Dancing In The Dark and generally look and sound bloody fantastic - with a serious silver fox thing going on.

Best of all, minimal queues and smooth journey home meant we're all for more festivals at the site - long live the Olympics!

Watch Serge from Kasabian speaking to Absolute Radio’s Pete Donaldson and Sarah Champion in the Hard Rock VIP.

Listen back to Festival highlights including live performances from Kasabian, Paul Weller, Miles Kane and more plus watch exclusive interviews here.

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Jen Atkins (Mon Jul 08 17:45:14 BST 2013): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nemK9oV53Tg