Limp Bizkit announce biggest UK headline show in decades, Pendulum to support

Wes Borland and Fred Durst on stage
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As they wrap up their current spate of UK dates, nu metal legends Limp Bizkit have announced their biggest UK show in decades. Jacksonville's favourite sons will headline a special outdoor gig at London's Gunnersbury Park on Sunday, August 13, with UK drum 'n' bass heavyweights Pendulum serving as main support.

Also announced for the show are Wisconsin-based, genre-hopping singer-songwriter KennyHoopla, Pennsylvania rap duo Joey Valence & Brae and London nu gen artist Deijuvhs. Tickets go on sale this Friday, April 21 at 10am.

The day before they play Gunnersbury Park, Limp Bizkit will also headline a show at The Piece Hall, Halifax, on Saturday June 12. KennyHoopla and Joey Valence & Brae will support

The Gunnersbury Park announcement marks Limp Bizkit's biggest UK headline show since their appearance at London's Finsbury Park in 2003 - a free show put on by the band as a way of apology to fans for having to cancel a number of previous appearances in the UK.

Last week, Bizkit frontman Fred Durst took part in a rare interview via an appearance on Bill Maher's YouTube series, Club Random. During the interview, Durst commented upon his band's unfair reputation as making music for jocks and bullies, noting:

"I was bullied my whole life. Tortured, bullied...I was really this peon kid in my city, at school, and ultimately the vehicle I used to put behind Limp Bizkit was, 'Oh, man, I'll use this microphone to fight these guys back!' But the irony was: the bullies that tortured me were dressing like me in the audience. So this massive art project turned into the most ironic thing...and here I am 25 years later going, 'Wow, this is unbelievable!'

"People call [Limp Bizkit] 'jock rock'," the rapper added. "I mean, I despise jocks, 'cause those were the guys beating my ass all the time."

Merlin Alderslade
Executive Editor, Louder

Merlin moved into his role as Executive Editor of Louder in early 2022, following over ten years working at Metal Hammer. While there, he served as Online Editor and Deputy Editor, before being promoted to Editor in 2016. Before joining Metal Hammer, Merlin worked as Associate Editor at Terrorizer Magazine and has previously written for the likes of Classic Rock, Rock Sound, eFestivals and others. Across his career he has interviewed legends including Ozzy Osbourne, Lemmy, Metallica, Iron Maiden (including getting a trip on Ed Force One courtesy of Bruce Dickinson), Guns N' Roses, KISS, Slipknot, System Of A Down and Meat Loaf. He has also presented and produced the Metal Hammer Podcast, presented the Metal Hammer Radio Show and is probably responsible for 90% of all nu metal-related content making it onto the site.