Stevie Wonder has been announced as the latest headliner for British Summer Time 2019 and he’s bringing along Lionel Richie for the show in London’s famous Hyde Park.
The soul icon will take to the Great Oak stage on 6 July to perform what is billed as a “Celebration of Life, Love and Music” spanning his entire career. Tickets will go on sale from 9AM from Friday, 29 March, starting at £69.95 for general admission.
Describing what fans can expect, Wonder said: “We’re living in a time where there’s so much is going on in the world. But the one thing that we know for sure that we can celebrate is life, love and music. I’m very thankful that you all have been so wonderful to me, giving me your life and allowing me to share my music with you since I was 11 years old, which was just a little ago. So, we’re just going to play and have fun.”
James King, the Senior Vice President of AEG Presents, added: “There are headliners, great headliners, line ups, stellar line-ups and a thousand other adjectives we use but we will never find the one that correctly describes what will be happening in Hyde Park on Saturday July 6th. Stevie Wonder is singing his biggest hits for his very own Song Party and for good measure, and to our mutual amazement, joy and wonder, he is also bringing his good friend Lionel Richie. See you down the front.”
Stevie Wonder is the last headliner to be announced for British Summer Time 2019 in Hyde Park and he joins a star studded bill that already includes shows from the likes of Barbra Streisand, Florence & The Machine, Robbie Williams and Celine Dion.
It was previously announced that BST would also host a co-headline show from Bob Dylan and Neil Young, although they dropped their association after Young objected to Barclays sponsoring of the event.
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