Time Out says
Posted: Wed Apr 30 2014
Aerosmith, Stevie Wonder, Jack Johnson, Paloma Faith, Richie Sambora, India Arie, Joe Bonamassa, Thunder, Walking Papers, Radkey, Heaven's Basement, 3 Dudes, The Jezabels, Toesland, Not Hot Ashes, Lonely The Brave, Tax The Heat, Chantal Claret + more.
Hard Rock Calling is no more. Long live… Calling Festival. Not quite as rock 'n' roll in title (it sounds like a telesales conference, no?), but still packing a hefty musical punch, the renamed festival has also relocated again, this time moving from the Olympic Park to Clapham Common.
Chucking powerchords around Clapham with scant regard for health and safety are US stadium rock kings Aerosmith, led as ever by huge-lipped crooner Steven Tyler and guitarist Joe Perry – known as the Toxic Twins in the '80s, but now preferring a nice green tea to any toxic naughtiness. They'll be blasting out classics like 'Walk This Way' and 'Eat the Rich' to an excitable crowd with their Saturday headline set, with a support bill that's, as you'd expect, a bit on the cock-rock side: Bon Jovi strummer Richie Sambora, blues dude Joe Bonamassa, British hard rockers Thunder and new rawk supergroup Walking Papers, featuring Duff McKagan from Guns 'N Roses and members of Screaming Trees and The Missionary Position. There's also some slightly more contemporary stuff from teenage punk siblings Radkey and Australian alt rockers The Jezabels.
Perhaps more exciting, though is the Sunday headliner: one Stevie Wonder. After rocking out to Aerosmith the night before, Mr Wonder's timeless, funky, soulful cuts will be the perfect tonic for the crowd. Also on the Sunday bill: chilled-out surf strummer Jack Johnson, eccentric retro-pop diva Paloma Faith and Grammy-winning soul singer India Arie.