After getting involved ourselves in recent years, we’re excited to remind you that BST Hyde Park is set for another sterling year… with some fantastic acts announced already and more to come!
On Saturday July 13th, Florence + The Machine perform for their hometown and return to British Summer Time for a celebratory show along with mighty, superb The National and a whole host of top acts. Florence’s latest album, 2018’s High As Hope, hit new creative peaks with trademark Florence Welch anthems and epic sonics, coupled with sharp lyrical reflections on life, love and art sharing her most personal insight to date. Of course, live Welch’s voice is a force of nature and stunning sound and vision combine to create a truly unique show.
Joining are the ever-exceptional The National, their Latest album Sleep Well Beast lived up to the anticipation generated by an acclaimed catalogue and broke new ground with their first UK Number 1 album. They celebrated last year with their largest ever UK headline show at All Points East festival and by headlining 4 nights at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo. Their big return to BST Hyde Park comes after thrilling critics and fans in support of Neil Young’s show in 2014.
Lykke Li is very recognisable with her sensuous, barely there vocals, backed up by an electro dance sound. The Swedish singer gained momentum in the 2000s with a handful of retro-chic singles including Little Bit. Her debut album, 2008’s ‘Youth Novels‘ proved an international success and there’s been no stopping her since. Released earlier this year, Lykke Li’s fourth album ‘so sad so sexy‘ shifts away from the dream-poppy breakup ballads of 2014’s ‘I Never Learn’ toward airy, melancholic takes on trap and R&B.
Khruangbin (Thai for airplane, or literally “engine fly”) are a jet-setting trio from Texas. Their dreamy sound comes from a blend of global music influences with soul, dub and psychedelia. They released their debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ in 2015, followed by ‘Con Todo El Mundo’ in 2018 and have since worked with the likes of Maribou State.
Also added this impressive bill is Nadine Shah, whose third album, ‘Holiday Destination’ was this year nominated for a Mercury Prize, reward for a record that summed up the world of 2018, dealing in song with the refugee crisis, Trump, Brexit and more set to her most commercial sound to date. Finding her voice as a Muslim woman in music, Shah’s post punk insights make her one of the most unique and vital British artists performing today.
Fancy coming along for this, frankly, stunning day of music on the 13th July? Book your tickets now: www.bst-hydepark.com/FlorenceTheNational
If you’re looking for a different genre, but we promise will also be a stunning day, then check out the legendary Robbie Williams who plays on 14th July. Find out more: www.bst-hydepark.com/RobbieWilliams