Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the latest headliner of the BST Hyde Park concert series in London.
This year will see the outdoor festival take place over two weeks in July — 3-5 July and 10-12 July — and will welcome performances from the likes of Pearl Jam, Taylor Swift and Little Mix.
BST have today, 21 January, confirmed that Lamar will headline their event on Sunday, 5 July. Support will come from James Blake and Brittany Howard, with more names set to be announced soon.
Tickets will go on sale to eligible American Express Card members from 10am today (January 21) through to 9:30am on Friday, 24 January. A general sale will then commence. Visit the event’s official website to find out more information about the 2020 BST Hyde Park shows.
Lamar is likely to release the follow-up to his acclaimed 2017 album DAMN. later this year. A recent report from a journalist in the US claimed that the Compton rapper is “close” to completing his new record, and that it will “pull in more rock sounds”.
The rap superstar is also slated to headline a number of European festivals in 2020, including Lollapalooza Stockholm, Open’er Festival, Bilbao BBK Live and WOO HAH! Festival.
Emily Eavis recently heightened speculation that Lamar could top the bill at Glastonbury 2020 after confirming that the one remaining unannounced Pyramid Stage headliner has never played the festival before.
Eavis told Zoe Ball on BBC Radio 2: “Interestingly, for the other two headliners it’s their first time at Glastonbury and we’ve got one male and one female – so there’s a couple of clues there. I’m sure people will guess, so don’t put them to me!”
In November, legendary ex-Beatle Paul McCartney was confirmed as the first headliner for Glastonbury’s 50th anniversary – marking his first appearance at the festival since 2004.
Eavis said of McCartney’s headline slot: “It’s amazing having him back. It’s the ultimate way to celebrate.”