Neil Young and Bob Dylan have been confirmed to co-headline the 2019 British Summer Time Festival on 12 July, with further artists to be revealed in due course.
The festival organisers have announced that tickets will go on general sale from 9am on Friday, 30 November 30 while a Barclaycard pre-sale is now under way.
Senior vice president of AEG Presents, James King, says: “Barclaycard presents British Summer Time has always tried to deliver the greatest possible one-off live experiences for music fans in London.
“Being able to bring together two of the biggest cultural icons together for this historic day of music counts as possibly the biggest event we have ever delivered in Hyde Park.”
Head of experiential marketing and partnerships for Barclaycard, Daniel Mathieson adds: “I’m blown away by the calibre of music royalty coming to Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019.
“With these legendary artists already confirmed, and many more still to be announced, you won’t want to miss it.”
Dylan and Young have performed together many times previously and have repeatedly expressed their admiration for each other’s artistry.
In a 2005 interview, Young said: “I’ll never be Bob Dylan. He’s the master. If I’d like to be anyone, it’s him.”
Returning the favour in 2007, Dylan told Rolling Stone: “He’s sincere and he’s got God-given talent. With that voice of his and the melodic strain that runs through absolutely everything he does…There’s nobody in his category.”
For the British Summer Time show, Young will be backed by Promise of the Real, with whom he recorded 2017’s album The Visitor, their second studio album together and this year released the soundtrack album Paradox. The band features Willie Nelson’s sons Lukas and Micah. They also star in Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga’s acclaimed new movie A Star Is Born, with Lukas as musical consultant.
This summer’s event featured Roger Waters, Eric Clapton, The Cure, Bruno Mars, Michael Buble and saw Paul Simon’s play his last-ever UK concert.