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Bruce Dickinson down on Hyde Park gigs too

By | Published on Tuesday 8 July 2014

Bruce Dickinson

Having dismissed Glastonbury as “the most bourgeois thing on the planet” back in May, Iron Maiden frontman Bruce Dickinson has now written off Hyde Park as a place where he and his band might perform. Though this time for more logistical reasons.

Despite AEG’s insistence that it would banish the noise restriction problems that caused Live Nation to ditch Hyde Park as a venue in 2012, Dickinson reckons the stages there are still too quiet. This after fellow aging metallers Black Sabbath performed there on Friday.

“We considered playing Hyde Park again. The thought of filling central London with Iron Maiden fans is brilliant”, Dickinson told The Daily Star. “However, the noise restrictions at Hyde Park are so silly. If somebody has a loud conversation you have to shush them. Sabbath made their decision, but we looked at it and thought it’s too tame”.

And given that Bruce Dickinson staged a reconstruction of a World War I dogfight over the heads of the Sonsiphere audience at the weekend, he’s probably allowed to decide what is and isn’t tame.