By Alan Davies
Monday, June 11, 2012
STAGE times for Red Hot Chili Peppers’ massive outdoor concert at Knebworth Park later this month have been announced.
The Californian quartet – singer Anthony Kiedis, guitarist Josh Klinghoffer, drummer Chad Smith and bassist Flea – play one of only two UK dates this year at the Hertfordshire stately home on Saturday, June 23.
As well as the Chilis, the day’s eclectic line-up also includes Reverend and The Makers, The Wombats and grime star Dizzee Rascal.
Promoters Kilimanjaro Live have confirmed the planned running order for the Knebworth gig – RHCP’s first in this country this year.
Coach customers will start arriving from 2pm, with all gates to the iconic rock venue opened to ticket holders at 3pm.
Sheffield band Reverend and The Makers will open the show in the grounds of Knebworth House from 5pm.
Indie trio The Wombats are due on next at 6.05pm.
Armed with chart-topping hits Dance wiv Me, Bonkers and Holiday, rapper Dizzee Rascal is scheduled to perform from 7.20pm.
The main even kicks off around 8.50pm when the Chilis – best know for hits Scar Tissue, Californication, By The Way and Under The Bridge – take the stage.
The concert is due to finish at 11pm.
Red Hot Chili Peppers play Sunderland’s Stadium of Light the following night, with support from Reverend, The Wombats and The Futureheads.