Feb 24, 2016
More special guests announced for Florence + The Machine / Kendrick Lamar at BST!
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is thrilled to announce three more exciting acts for the Saturday 2nd July line-up joining the already stellar line-up of Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie XX and Blood Orange.
BRIT Award-winning trip-folk star Cat Power brings her spellbinding mix of folk, country and blues to Hyde Park. Cat has collaborated with musicians as diverse as Dave Grohl and Yoko Ono and fans of her best selling albums Moon Pix and The Greatest will not want to miss this, as Hyde Park will be the only place to catch Cat this summer in London.
Also taking to the main stage on the 2nd July is Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje and The Olsens. Todd was ranked number 17 in Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the “25 DJs That Rule the Earth” and has recorded mixes for BBC Radio 1’s Essential Mix series. Nicknamed “King of the summer jams” by Mixmag, Todd’s set is sure to get crowds grooving in Hyde Park. When joined by his live band the Olsens (featuring his brother on drums) they become a four piece musical whirlwind, bringing to life hits from Todd’s debut album It’s Album Time.
Bringing jazz funk fun to the afternoon is Kamasi Washington. A genius on the tenor-sax, Kamasi is a force to be reckoned with and has played alongside some of the greats, including Snoop Dogg, Chaka Khan and Flying Lotus. The young jazz giant appeared on Kendrick Lamar’s third album To Pimp a Butterfly, and in 2015 he also released his own solo album The Epic to immense critical acclaim.
The new additions of Cat Power, Todd Terje and Kamasi Washington to the Saturday billing complement the existing line-up, which features Grammy Award-winning artist Kendrick Lamar, who alongside Florence + The Machine and Jamie XX collectively amassed a whopping 17 nominations between them.