British Summer Time Hyde Park

May 20, 2013

Elton John & His Band Set To Lead A Stellar Line-Up


The Incomparable Elton John Set To Lead A Stellar Line-Up Celebrating the best of British Songwriting For Final Friday

Friday 12th July will celebrate a great evening of British songwriters as three of the country¹s finest take to The Great Oak Stage with the Grammy Award-winning legend Elton John and his band as the headline act. Added to the bill will be the legendary former-Kinks frontman, Ray Davies and the outstanding Elvis Costello performing full sets with their own bands in the run up to Sir Elton and his band.

Across Hyde Park, the 3 other event stages will see some brilliant singer-songwriter talent play - the cream of established and younger talent from UK and the US. At The Barclaycard Unwind Theatre, fans will hear the unmistakable chords of Nick Lowe - English singer-songwriter, producer and collaborator of Elvis Costello - as well as Lucy Rose, a former backing singer with Bombay Bicycle Club who released her first solo album to great acclaim last September and founding member of Del Amitri, Justin Currie. American singer-songwriter, Tift Merrit will feature at The Village Hall alongside British folk/rock band To Kill A King. Finally, The Bandstand will see Thea Gilmore as headline act, described by Mojo magazine as "the most coherent, literate and charged British singer-songwriter of her generation". She is joined by Grammy and Golden Globe nominee and one time Beyonce collaborator, Scott McFarnon and Olivia Sebastianelli who has recently been heralded as an artist brimming with talent, originality and musical eloquence.

If you are a Barclaycard customer you can access the exclusive Barclaycard Unwind presale from 12pm today here:

Tickets for Friday 12 July go on general sale on Thursday 23 May.