Plus Van Morrison, Bananarama, The Feeling & more!
The undisputed ‘King of Cool’ will be dazzling Hyde Park at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on Friday 13th July.
Michael Bublé’s classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache have seen him compared with the great singers and entertainers. He has carved a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world and lit up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes ‘Home’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, ‘Everything’ and ‘Lost’.
Michael Bublé says ‘I can’t wait to come over to see my fans in London and play BST Hyde Park for my largest ever UK show! You guys have been patient and I can't thank you enough for all your support. And for those of you that haven’t seen me live, well… I just haven’t met you yet!’
With 3 UK Number 1 albums and a classic ‘Christmas’ album to his name, he is an artist welcomed in every household.
Nobody But Me, his seventh major label studio album, was released in October 2016. The record debuted at #2 on the UK charts and went platinum in the UK in January. Alongside classic jazz and standards, it features beautiful collaborations with pop stars Meghan Trainor and Harry Styles.
Michael has toured the globe 5 times and his last trip in 2013 was witnessed by over 2 millions fans, including an amazing run of 12 sold out shows at London’s O2 Arena.
Now, Hyde Park proudly hosts one the world’s favourite entertainers, adding another legend to its roll of honour.
Multiple-Grammy award winner Van Morrison is a legendary musician, rising to prominence in the mid-60s as lead singer of Northern Irish R&B band Them, with whom he recorded garage rock hit “Gloria”. Morrison went on to release his major solo hit “Brown Eyed Girl”, which remains a rock staple to this day. It is one of the most downloaded and most played songs of the entire 1960s.
Morrison’s solo career blossomed with the success of 1970s Moondance, his first million selling record and staple in ‘greatest albums of all time’ lists. A string of acclaimed albums throughout the 70s followed, including Tupelo Honey, which produced hit single “Wild Night”, and Saint Dominic’s Preview, released in 1972, which spawned hits such as “Redwood Tree" and “Jackie Wilson Said I’m in Heaven When You Smile.”
In 1993, Morrison was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and took home the BRIT award for Outstanding Contribution to Music the following year. He received an OBE in 1996 and in 2003 was inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Morrison's whopping 39th solo album You're Driving Me Crazy is out 27th April, so he'll be bringing hits new and old to Hyde Park this summer.
Bananarama are essential to the soundtrack of the 80s, with tunes “Shy boy”, “Help”, “It Ain’t What You Do It’s The Way You Do It” and the iconic “Venus”. They wowed fans with their huge reformation last year, performing a UK-wide sold out tour.
A pioneering pop girl group, the trio's 1987 Wow! spawned one of their biggest UK hits “Love in the First Degree”, and by 2002, Bananarama had sold 40 million records worldwide. The trio (Sara Dallin, Siobhan Fahey and Keren Woodward) have since gone on to cement their name in the Guinness World Records as the girl band with the most chart entries in history.
Bananarama’s Siobhan Fahey says, “British Summer Time at Hyde Park has become such an important part of the year. To be included in this year’s line up along side so many wonderful acts is just joyous!”
British band The Feeling first broke onto the music scene with “Fill My Little World” in late 2005, which went on to become one of the year’s biggest hits. Their most recent record The Feeling, was the group’s fifth studio release before a short hiatus, ending less than a year later when the band made a surprise return to perform live on BBC Radio 2. British Summer Time Hyde Park is one of their first shows in nearly two years!
The biggest selling British Country duo Ben Earle and Crissie Rhodes are The Shires. The pair have been making waves in the Country music scene and beyond since their debut album “Brave” entered the UK Top 10 in 2015, making them the first home-grown country music act in history to score a top ten album in the UK. The Shires have continued to make the history books, being the first British act to win the prestigious Country Music Award in Nashville. Following their UK tour this year and the release of their highly anticipated third album "Accidently On Purpose", they'll be bringing their massive country-pop choruses and emotive words about their whirlwind journey to Hyde Park.
Joining Mr Bublé on Friday 13th July will be fast rising Irish pop-country star Catherine McGrath, who is making a welcome return to Hyde Park after her outstanding performance last year, and Country-pop trio The Adelaides, who have gone from strength to strength since wowing a hardcore country audience when they played at the Country Music Fest show in October 2017.
Also added to the bill is TOWIE turned Country music star Megan McKenna, Nottingham-based singer songwriter Rob Green, alternative folk duo Gypsyfingers and Indie Brit-pop trio The Tailormade.