BRITISH SUMMER TIME: The Strokes
Time Out says
An open-air gig headlined by the New York guitar-slammers, plus Beck, Future Islands and other cool indie acts
One of the biggest indie bands of the noughties are back on British shores for the first time in five years, as headliners for the BST series of open-air gigs in Hyde Park. Julian Casablancas and his slick New Yorkers have had a few bust-ups over the years, and haven’t released a new album in two years (their last, ‘Comedown Machine’, was dropped without much fanfare and there was no tour to promote it), but they’re always a great live act. There’s a cool support bill too, including alt pop perennial Beck (back to his old acid-folk ways on his last album ‘Morning Phase’), Future Islands, Public Service Broadcasting and The Wytches.