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Feb 1, 2018

SPECIAL GUESTS ANNOUNCED FOR ROGER WATERS!

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Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are excited to announce that special guests Richard Ashcroft, Seasick Steve, and Squeeze will be joining headliner Roger Waters on 6th July 2018 for his eagerly awaited Hyde Park show.

Roger Waters’ will be showcasing highlights from a groundbreaking body of work with the legendary Pink Floyd, with his timeless catalogue of hits, Another Brick In The Wall, Money, The Great Gig In The Sky, Mother, Comfortably Numb and Wish You Were Here.

The first guest on 6th July is a modern British rock star, Richard Ashcroft. Founding member and front man of The Verve, their 1997 album Urban Hymns became a landmark record, selling millions of copies and featured  classic singles ‘The Drugs Don’t Work’, ‘Lucky Man’ and the Grammy nominated ‘Bitter Sweet Symphony’. The following year they won two Brit Awards, Best Album and Best Group, establishing them as one of the biggest acts of the decade.  

Ashcroft launched his solo career in mid 2000 with hit album Alone with Everybody, the first of three UK top three solo records, including his latest in 2016 These People.  With a plethora of anthems such as ‘A Song for The Lovers’, ‘Check the Meaning’ and ‘Break the Night with Colour’, and a whole host of triumphant shows already under his belt, Ashcroft is reaffirming his status as one of the UK’s biggest stars.

Seasick Steve’s journey has been an extraordinary one since he burst into the public consciousness with his amazingly raw, powerful emotional performances on TV. It is those  astonishing and engaging live performances that have turned Steve and drummer Dan Magnusson into such a powerful force both Iive and on record. The release of his last album in 2016 culminated in a performance at the iconic SSE Arena, Wembley, London and the album became Steve’s fifth consecutive Top 10 Album in the UK.
 
As he says, Steve is having the time of his life selling out venues as he goes all over the world, and it’s the energy of putting new songs on record and the electricity of playing live to huge crowds that continue to drive him. The craziest, rockingest and wildest show you’ll see all summer.

Squeeze, on the other hand, are a London institution with classic songs telling tales of the capital since 1973 when Chris Difford and Glenn Tilbrook began their song-writing partnership.  

The result was a celebrated English songbook, famous for their lyrical wit and infectious melodies, with an unparalleled collection of hit singles like, ‘Take Me I’m Yours’, ‘Cool For Cats’, ‘Up The Junction’ and ‘Tempted’.

Making their recording debut, in 1977 before disbanding in 1982, they reformed twice in 1985 and 1992. 2015 saw the release of ‘Cradle to the Grave’ followed by The Knowledge last year. The accompanying tour saw Glenn and Chris joined on stage by drummer Simon Hanson and keyboard wizard Stephen Large, plus a couple of new faces - Yolanda Charles on bass and Steve Smith on percussion. Difford and Tilbrook will have Hyde Park singing along all afternoon. 

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