Bruce Springsteen cut off after long gig in Hyde Park

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney were silenced tonight after defying the sound curfew at Hard Rock Calling.

Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London.
Bruce Springsteen performs at the Hard Rock Calling music festival in Hyde Park, London. Credit: Lewis Whyld/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Sir Paul had joined Springsteen on stage at the end of the singer's headline slot in Hyde Park, London, but both stars found their microphones cut off before they could address the crowds.

Springsteen, known for his long performances, had been playing for more than three hours and had exceeded the curfew by half an hour.

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Rock stars cut off by curfew

Rock stars Bruce Springsteen and Sir Paul McCartney were silenced tonight after defying the sound curfew at Hard Rock Calling.