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Black Sabbath to headline British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park

The heavy rock band will take to the stage on 4 July

Black Sabbath have been confirmed to headline British Summertime festival in London’s Hyde Park on 4 July.

Ozzy Osbourne and his band mates Geezer Butler and Tony Iommi will headline the same stage that fellow rock legends The Rolling Stones played last year.

The date marks the first time the heavy metal rock band will have performed to a crowd in Hyde Park, following their return to the music scene last year.

Ozzy Osbourne said: “The first time I came to London I didn't have a pot to p**s in and I spent the advance I got for the first album on a new pair of shoes and some Brut aftershave.

“Returning almost 50 years on, we are doing a it better for ourselves so I may even splash out on some new aftershave before taking to the stage at Hyde Park, the most beautiful park in London that has opened its gates to so many legends in the past.”

The band will be supported by Seattle grunge band Soundgarden and special guests Faith No More.

Other artists confirmed include Motorhead, Soulfly, Gallows, Hell, Kobra and the Lotus, Bo Ningen, Rise to Remain and Broken Hands.

Tickets for the concert  go on sale at 9am on Friday.

Read more: On the comeback trail with Ozzy Osbourne and crew