A top line up for the second weekend in Hyde Park! Supporting The Killers on 8th July are: Elbow, Tears for Fears, White Lies, Cold War Kids, British Sea Power, Mew, Mystery Jets, The Strypes, Alex Cameron, Clean Cut Kid, Callum Beattie, Paradisia & SLOES!
Rumours of their return have been simmering for months. Now, The Killers can give fans something HUGE to look forward to this year with the news of a 2017 UK festival exclusive.
The Las Vegas group’s summer return will give fans an early glimpse of material from their hugely anticipated new album, alongside their much-loved classics, all in the unbeatable setting of Hyde Park.
The Killers stormed into the UK with their 2004 debut, “Hot Fuss”, which went on to become one of that decade’s biggest selling albums and has since been hailed as one of the greatest debut albums of all time by Rolling Stone. Since then, each of the band’s four studio records (Sam’s Town (2006), Day & Age (2008) and Battle Born (2012)) has topped the UK charts, the band clocking up over 20 million album sales and headlining festivals and arenas the world over, notably joining the rarified ranks of Wembley Stadium headliners with a sold out show there in 2013.
With an immense catalogue of hits, including “Mr Brightside”, “When You Were Young”, “Human”, “Read My Mind” and “Runaways”, festival goers will welcome The Killers back with open arms on 8th July.
Joining The Killers will be Mancunian rock group, elbow. The band shot to fame with their iconic single “One Day Like This” in 2008. The same year, they scooped up the Mercury Prize for “The Seldom Seen Kid”. Their impressive last album “The Take Off and Landing of Everything” received rave reviews across the board in 2014, and brand new record “Little Fictions”, their 7th studio record, is released on February 3rd.
Also making a welcome return to the spotlight is mega pop group Tears for Fears.
Over the past three decades, Roland Orzabal and Curt Smith have sold over 30 million records worldwide. They will be bringing all their hits to London for the first time in 12 years, including the #1 songs "Everybody Wants To Rule The World”, “Shout” and “Mad World”.
Completing the final killer line up is the dark-edged London trio, White Lies, who will no doubt be bringing anthems from their 2009 debut album “To Lose My Life” to the park. Fans will also be treated to soaring choruses from “Friends”, the new album released late last year, including the upbeat single “Morning in LA”.
Newly added to the line up of the summer are California indie rockers Cold War Kids, fresh off the back of their latest album release, “L.A. Divine”, in April this year. Known for their bluesy sounds and timeless hits, including “First” and “Louder the Ever”, their performance is guaranteed to be unmissable.
Hailing from Brighton, British Sea Power have been likened to Arcade Fire and The Cure, with their intense live performances. With their latest release “Let The Dancers Inherit the Party” achieving yet more critical acclaim, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is incredibly excited to add British Sea Power to the family this year.
Denmark natives Mew returned this year with album “Visuals”, having burst onto the indie scene back in 1995 with their dream-like pop. With critics referring to the new album as capturing a creative peak, the band show no signs of slowing down and will win many more fans at Hyde Park.
Indie rockers Mystery Jets are back after a triumphant year in support of album “Curve Of The Earth”, which was featured in their brilliant set at last year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. They have just been nominated for a prestigious Ivor Novello award for the song “Telomere” and will be very popular returning heroes this summer.
Irish four-piece rock band The Strypes have established a loyal fan base since their formation in 2010. Citing classic bands such as The Rolling Stones and The Jam as their influences, the sharp suited youngsters will showcase their third album “Spitting Image”, due for release in June.
Also added the bill is Australian singer-songwriter Alex Cameron. He gained cult status in recent years with his live performances, featuring his epic portrayal of a failed entertainer. Cameron released his debut solo album ‘Jumping The Shark’ last year, a synth pop gem that explores stories of tragic wannabes and failures with touching sympathy.