May 23, 2016
Special Guests announced for Carole King show!
Michael Kiwanuka, Ed Harcourt, Rae Morris, RY X, Ward Thomas, Flyte, Billie Marten, Clare Maguire and Meadowlark!
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces more final additions to the already stunning festival lineups this summer. Today a whole host of incredible artists join Carole King on Sunday 3rd July alongside Don Henley and Louise Goffin.
Soulman Michael Kiwanuka is back with bluesy new single “Black Man In A White World” and his much anticipated second album “Love & Hate” is out 15th July – giving fans the chance brush up on lyrics before catching him on stage on 3rd July.
Sussex singer-songwriter Ed Harcourt has been releasing records for 15 years, and has an extraordinary back catalogue of music. Rising to prominence in 2001 with his Mercury Prize nominated debut album “Here Be Monsters”, Harcourt is a stylish modernist cross between Anna Calvi, Nick Cave and James Blake. He is currently working on his seventh studio album “Furnaces” which is rumoured for release this summer ahead of his debut appearance at BST.
The distinctive voice and orchestra-electro-pop of Rae Morris will also fill the airwaves in Hyde Park this July, returning after her debut in 2015. Rising to fame with her collaborations with Bombay Bicycle Club and Clean Bandit, Rae Morris released her long awaited debut album “Unguarded” last year and is set to be a festival favourite this summer.
The music of Australian-born RY X first surfaced on a Sony TV advert and has since gone stratospheric. Influenced by Pearl Jam and Jeff Buckley and having toured with Maroon 5, his haunting percussive tracks will captivate audiences in the park.
And Britain’s home-grown country stars Ward Thomas are also set to rock the stage on Sunday evening. Twin sisters Catherine and Lizzy were born in Hampshire but grew up in Nashville where they fell in love with the music of Carrie Underwood and are now taking the world by storm with their stomping country-rock.
After their debut Hyde Park performance in 2014 where they supported Neil Young and Crazy Horse, BST veterans and scratchy funk band Flyte will return to the stage to provide audiences with some post-indie tunes.
Billie Marten has already featured in the BBC's Sound Of 2016 poll despite only just finishing her GCSEs. Her enchanting breathy folk has attracted celebrity fans such as Ed Sheeran and last year she toured with fellow folk singer Lucy Rose, preparing her for this British Summer Time debut.
Birmingham-born Clare Maguire turned heads last year after posting a flurry of tracks online. Her voice has been compared to Annie Lennox and Stevie Nicks, and her new album “Stranger Things Have Happened” is set for delivery this week, much to her loyal fans’ delight.
And Bristol duo Meadowlark, who have previously supported Gabrielle Aplin, Stornoway and Lewis Watson, are also confirmed to play. Their catchy beats and angelic harmonies are set to be a crowd pleaser.
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