On Saturday July 13th,Florence + The Machine perform for their hometown and return to British Summer Time for a celebratory show along with The National and many other exciting acts!
2018’s latest album, 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. Written in her native South London, the album was recorded in Los Angeles, collaborating with Kamasi Washington, Sampha, Tobias Jesso Jr, Kelsey Lu and Jamie xx, then mixed in New York City.
Live, Florence Welch’s voice is a force of nature and stunning sound and vision combine to create an ecstatic show. Hits like first single from High As Hope – ‘Hunger’ - plus favourites such as ‘You’ve Got The Love’, ‘Dog Days Are Over’ ‘Shake It Out’ and ‘Ship To Wreck' become explosive celebrations in concert, as fans at the recent UK arena tour discovered. The tour received rave reviews across the board, including 5 stars from The Telegraph, Evening Standard and The Independent - who called the show "Powerful and breathtaking".
Joining Florence are an American indie institution from Ohio, festival favourites and one of the most highly rated live acts around - The National. Latest album Sleep Well Beast lived up to the intense 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 instantly 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 to this magnificent 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.