Bon Jovi snubs Wembley for Hyde Park

London: Jon Bon Jovi has snubbed the chance to play at the iconic Wembley Stadium in favour of a show in Hyde Park here because it is just a short walk from the rock superstar`s favourite hotel.

The 48-year-old`s band Bon Jovi is set to play a gig at the venue in June next year as part of the Hard Rock Calling series of shows.

The `Blaze of Glory` hitmaker admitted the band chose the concert in Hyde Park as it was near to their favoured central London hotel - as opposed to Wembley, which is in the far north-west of the city, reported Daily Star.

"We could have sold out Wembley Stadium no problem but Hyde Park is right out the back door of the hotel I stay at in London.

"The traffic of getting to Wembley from central London I`ve done enough times. I like to walk across the park, it`s that simple," said Jovi.

And the singer hinted he may make a surprise appearance at the legendary Glastonbury festival in 2011 - as it is the same weekend as the Hard Rock Calling gig.

"I`ve always toyed with the idea of playing there. If they don`t have another old-timer like me, I`d love to go out and see it and perhaps do a set, sure."