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Mar 26, 2017

More acts announced for Phil Collins 30th June show!

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park adds five major acts to its line up for one of the biggest shows of 2017. On Friday June 30th, Phil Collins will be taking to the stage in Hyde Park as part of his Not Dead Yet: Live tour – one of his first onstage appearances in nearly a decade.

Joining Collins on this momentous day and headlining the Barclaycard Stage is The New Power Generation, backing band to the late Prince, reunited for the first time in UK since the singer’s death in April 2016. Best known for their work on Diamonds and Pearls and 1992’s Love Symbol Album, the band will be performing songs spanning the length of Prince’s career, guaranteed to be an amazing experience and fitting tribute. 

Hopefully bringing a taste of the Florida sunshine to London, KC and the Sunshine Band will also be taking to the stage alongside Collins on June 30th. The American group was founded in 1973, with a popular style rooted in disco and funk. Their best-known songs include the hits That's the Way (I Like It), I'm Your Boogie Man, Get Down Tonight, and Give It Up.The band have had major dance-floor hits through the decades  – and even saw success on the Billboard Dance chart with I'm Feelin' Yo last year. They’ll be bringing all the best tunes, both new and old, to warm up the park this Summer.

Charles Nicholas "Chas" Hodges, David Victor "Dave" Peacock, commonly known as Chas & Dave, have become British institutions since forming 40 years ago. From relative humble beginnings, their pedigree in musical heritage is a rich one. Chas started out with legendary producer Joe Meek, Jerry Lee Lewis and Albert Lee, with Dave working alongside The Tumbleweeds, Mick Greenwood and Jerry Donaghue. As Chas & Dave they opened for Led Zeppelin at Knebworth and more recently toured with The Libertines, gaining a whole new generation of fans. As hosts of the Summer Stage, they will be performing 3 sets throughout the afternoon, so there is no doubt they will have crowds singing along through their musical repertoire including Margate, Gertcha and the classic Ain’t No Pleasing You. 

The final act to be joining Phil are “power pop rockers” Cats in Space, ready to transport fans back to the heady days of the 1970s through their catchy cosmic beats. With their debut single Mr Heartache earning widespread critical acclaim, Cats in Space have gone on to release album Too Many Gods, and are currently in the middle of a sold-out tour supporting British rock act Thunder.

An unbeatable festival line up; these five acts will also be joining Blondie, Mike + The Mechanics and Starsailor this summer, making this another huge day of music to go down in Hyde Park history. 

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