Hard Rock Calling – The Police in Hyde Park, London

TimesOnline_20080701“Four hours before the Police bade their final farewell to Britain, a karaoke contestant called Steve was belting out Message in a Bottle in a tent a few hundred feet from Hard Rock Calling’s main stage. A middle-aged man in a Stranglers T-shirt, Steve had a gritty voice for a Sting stand-in, but still he managed what none of the afternoon’s paid acts could – he got a crowd going crazy.” – The Times

This is the opening paragraph of The Times review of The Police’s last ever UK appearance at HARD ROCK CALLING in 2008 (01 july 2008 – click here for full article). It illustrates perfectly how ROCKAOKE can be the highlight of absolutely any event!