Internationally-Acclaimed Artist Stevie Wonder Headlines Hard Rock Calling 2010

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Stevie Wonder Joins Sir Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam as Headliners of Ambassadors of Rock Concert Series Kickoff

Sir Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park – a truly phenomenal line-up! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to become part of Hard Rock history.

Hard Rock International and Live Nation announced that world-renowned singer/songwriter Stevie Wonder will be headlining HARD ROCK CALLING 2010 on Saturday, June 26th in Hyde Park, London. Wonder joins Sir Paul McCartney and Pearl Jam as the headliners at Hard Rock Calling 2010, the premier music festival this summer. Hard Rock Calling 2010 will launch Hard Rock International’s fifth annual Ambassadors of Rock Tour, a global concert series featuring top artists and bands to benefit charities worldwide.

Stevie Wonder will amaze fans with an unforgettable headline performance at this year’s Hard Rock Calling, performing hit after hit from his incredible career. Having sold out The O2 Arena London twice last year and with more than 30 Top 10 hits, two dozen GRAMMY® Awards and countless humanitarian accolades, he will return to London for his first-ever, open-air London festival. Having inspired a generation of breakthrough acts across four decades, his performance at Hard Rock Calling 2010 will be one of the high points of the summer.

“Sir Paul McCartney, Pearl Jam and Stevie Wonder in Hyde Park – a truly phenomenal line-up! This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity for fans to become part of Hard Rock history,” said Brian Siemienas, Senior Director of Marketing, Hard Rock International.

Several top artists and musicians have lined up to perform on the same bill as the legendary Stevie Wonder, including Jamiroquai, James Morrison and Corinne Bailey Rae. Tickets will go on sale on Friday, March 26 on http://www.hardrockcalling.com for the Saturday, June 26th lineup at Hard Rock Calling 2010.

Having sold more than 35 million albums worldwide Jamiroquai is one of the UK’s biggest musical exports. Citing Stevie Wonder as a musical hero of his, Jay Kay will take to the Hard Rock Calling stage for his first performance in the UK in many years. Currently in the process of recording his eighth studio album, Jamiroquai will bring his special blend of pop, rock and electronica to Hyde Park for what is bound to be a very memorable performance.

Joining the line-up on Saturday will be BRIT Award winning singer/songwriter James Morrison who returns to Hard Rock Calling for the second consecutive year.

‘’Stevie Wonder is one of those rare artists who only come along once in a lifetime and who many will try to emulate and imitate but will never better. Alongside Michael Jackson, Stevie started so many musical trends. His vocal style, his melodies and his amazing musicianship cross all boundaries. Stevie is, and always will be, a legend and I'm honored and excited to be playing with him in Hyde Park,” James commented on being part of this incredible weekend. “Ever since I started listening to him as a kid, he has given me so much musical inspiration and he really opened my eyes to what can be created with pure feel and emotion in music. It's going to be an amazing day, Stevie, myself, the beautiful and amazing spirit of Corinne and the funky Jay Kay.’’

After a hiatus of nearly two years GRAMMY and BRIT Award-nominated Corinne Bailey Rae released her much-anticipated second album The Sea in January and will take to the Hard Rock Calling stage for her first festival performance this year.

“I’m so excited to be playing with Stevie! I have been lucky enough to watch him play from the side of the stage before and it was amazing. His songs and his voice are so beautiful, it's a real honor to be chosen to support him,” said Corinne Bailey Rae.

Hard Rock Calling in Hyde Park, London...The Hottest Ticket This Summer
Promising three days of unparalleled music, Hard Rock Calling 2010 will also feature performances by The Hives, The Gaslight Anthem, Ben Harper and Relentless7 and Wolfmother, with additional top acts to be announced.

Pack Your Bags and Find Your Passport...
With tickets in high demand, the only way in may be to win your way in. Consumers will have the chance to live the life of a rock star, travelling the world to Hard Rock’s Ambassadors of Rock concerts by entering the global sweepstakes via http://www.HardRock.com. And as with all Hard Rock International ventures, philanthropy will be an important part of Hard Rock’s global tour, with each Ambassadors of Rock event benefiting a local charity. Concert details and additional 2010 Ambassadors of Rock Tour stops will be announced on http://www.HardRock.com.

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About Hard Rock Calling:
Hard Rock Calling, produced by Live Nation and presented by Hard Rock International, is a unique and historic musical event with a main stage, second stage and many surprises in store for fans of all ages. In addition to renowned bands and an on-site Hard Rock Cafe, the festival will include a variety of attractions to be announced at a later date. Additional artists for the 2010 line-up will be announced leading up to the event and tickets for the festival are available at http://www.hardrockcalling.co.uk.

About Live Nation:
Live Nation’s mission is to maximize the live concert experience. Our core business is producing, marketing and selling live concerts for artists via our global concert pipe. Live Nation is the largest producer of live concerts in the world, annually producing over 22,000 concerts for 1,600 artists in 33 countries. During 2008, the company sold over 50 million concert tickets and drove over 70 million unique visitors to LiveNation.com. Live Nation is transforming the concert business by expanding its concert platform into ticketing and building the industry’s first artist-to-fan vertically integrated concert platform. The company is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and is listed on the New York Stock Exchange, trading under the symbol LYV. For additional information about the company, please visit http://www.livenation.com/investors.

About The Royal Parks:
The Royal Parks is an executive agency of the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. The Royal Parks are: Bushy Park, The Green Park, Greenwich Park, Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Richmond Park and St James’s Park.
For further information please visit: http://www.royalparks.org.uk.

About Hard Rock International
With a total of 162 venues in 52 countries, including 130 cafes and 13 Hotels/Casinos, Hard Rock International is one of the world's most globally recognized brands. Beginning with an Eric Clapton guitar, Hard Rock owns the world's greatest collection of music memorabilia, which is displayed at its locations around the globe. Hard Rock is also known for its collectible fashion and music-related merchandise, Hard Rock Live performance venues and an award-winning website. In addition to the two flagship Seminole Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos in Tampa and Hollywood, Fla., Hard Rock Hotels/Casinos are located in Las Vegas, Biloxi, Orlando, Chicago, San Diego, Pattaya, Bali, Macau, Penang and Singapore. Additional hotel and casino projects have been announced in Punta Cana, scheduled to open in 2010; Panama, scheduled to open in 2012; and Hungary, Dubai and Abu Dhabi, scheduled to open in 2013. Hard Rock International is owned by Seminole Hard Rock Entertainment, Inc. For further details on Hard Rock Hotels and Casinos, visit http://www.hardrockhotels.com. For more information on Hard Rock International, visit http://www.hardrock.com.

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