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Robbie Williams announces special guests for BST Hyde Park show

A 2024 UK Exclusive

Robbie Williams

American Express presents BST Hyde Park

The UK’s very own international superstar in Hyde Park
Saturday 6 July
Tickets on sale nowwww.bst-hydepark.com

American Express presents BST Hyde Park is delighted to welcome the UK’s own greatest entertainer and global icon, Robbie Williams, making his big return to Hyde Park on Saturday 6 July 2024 for a UK exclusive show. Today we can reveal special guests joining him on this momentous day, including Seal, Gaz Coombes, Shaun Ryder’s Black Grape, Kate Nash, SOFT PLAY, James Smith, Ellur, Davina Michelle, Ryan Gibb, and Ben Kidson. Tickets on sale now, visit www.bst-hydepark.com

Emerging from England’s house music scene in 1990, Seal became the most popular British soul vocalist of the decade. By the mid-90s he was known for a distinctive fusion of soul, folk, pop, dance, and rock that brought him success on both sides of the Atlantic. His first single ‘Killer’ won him an Ivor Novello Award, to be followed by two more for ‘Crazy’ and his most celebrated song ‘Kiss from a Rose’, as well as three BRIT Awards and four Grammy Awards only a few years later.

Former Supergrass frontman Gaz Coombes joins the line-up at BST Hyde Park. His 2023 record Turn The Car Around completes an informal trilogy with 2015’s Mercury and Ivor Novello nominated Matador and 2018’s World’s Strongest Man, but it also carved a new way forward for one of the UK’s most gifted and cherished singer-songwriters.

With Black GrapeShaun Ryder expands the psychedelic dance-rock of his former band the Happy Mondays, buttressing their pop smarts and adding a heavier hip-hop influence thanks to the presence of rapper Kermit. These shifts in style helped make the group’s 1995 debut, It’s Great When You’re Straight…Yeah, feel at home in the heady days of Brit-pop, leading to the Top Ten hits ‘Reverend Black Grape’, ‘In the Name of the Father’, and ‘Fat Neck’. Black Grape’s implosion coincided with the commercial collapse of Brit-pop. Stupid Stupid Stupid, their second album, slid down the charts in 1998 and the group split not long afterward. But, Ryder and Kermit revived Black Grape in the mid-2010s, releasing Pop Voodoo in 2017. It wasn’t a one-off: the group toured for the 25th anniversary of It’s Great When You’re Straight, going on to release Orange Head in 2023.

Nearly twenty years into her ever-evolving career, London and LA-based, BRIT award-winning singer, songwriter, actor and activist Kate Nash has seen it all: from finding huge commercial success in 2007’s hit single ‘Foundations’, reaching No. 1 in the UK, rocking the world as an independent punk artist and even starring in HBO’s hit wrestling drama, GLOW. Nash isn’t finished shape-shifting just yet; today she released her fifth album, 9 Sad Symphonies. Inspired by old Hollywood, vintage musicals and a desperate quest to find beauty in a rotten world, it’s another sonic shift following her “rage-y” recent output. On 9 Sad Symphonies, Nash takes another huge step towards cementing her place as one of Britain’s most unique and fearless talents.

After being on hiatus for several years, Laurie Vincent and Isaac Holman reignited their partnership under a new moniker, SOFT PLAY. The English punk-rock duo were built on a rejection of rules, and it’s served them well since the release of their Mercury nominated Gold debut album Are You Satisfied? in 2015. Fast forward to 2024, with two more records under their belt, SOFT PLAY are now gearing up for the release of their new album, HEAVY JELLY, out 19 July.

Also performing at BST Hyde Park will be “old soul” songwriter James Smith, indie pop artist Ellur, Dutch singer and viral sensation Davina Michelle, pianist and vocalist Ryan Gibb, and Amex Unsigned artist, alt-pop-punk-rock musician Ben Kidson.

Robbie Williams is one of the most decorated music artists in the world with six of the Top 100 best-selling albums in British history, a huge 80 million album sales worldwide, 14 Number 1 singles and a record 18 BRIT Awards – more than any other artist in music history. He secured his 14th UK Number 1 album in 2022 with XXV, which celebrated 25 years of Robbie as a solo artist – breaking the record for the solo artist with the most UK Number 1 albums. In November 2023, Netflix released Robbie’s four-part documentary series, Robbie Williams, which saw him reflecting on his career and time spent in the spotlight. The documentary has been a huge success with audiences around the world, hitting the Netflix Number 1 spot in 22 different countries and Top 10 in 48 nations. The series had a huge 5.5 million views just one month after release. Robbie previously headlined BST Hyde Park in 2019.

Robbie Williams said: “It’s an honour to be back headlining BST Hyde Park alongside an incredible line-up of music talent. The Hyde Park shows are truly special and I can’t wait to come back this summer. See you there!”

The lineup for American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2024 is set to be truly spectacular, with headliners SZA (29 June), Kings of Leon (30 June), Morgan Wallen (4 July), Andrea Bocelli(5 July), Robbie Williams (6 July), Shania Twain (7 July), Stevie Nicks (12 July), Kylie (13 July) and Stray Kids (14 July), with the full line up for each day to be announced, and All Things Orchestral on 28 June.

Back by popular demand for 2024 – American Express presents BST Hyde Park opens its doors in between the three weekends of legendary music, to host the hugely popular summer event Open House. For eight days across three weeks, Open House offers tons of activities for all the family, with FREE access to BST Hyde Park! There’s something for everyone at Open House, including a spectacular evening of live classical music with All Things Orchestralreturning on Friday 28th June. Also Frameless, the immersive art experience located in Marble Arch, will pop up again at BST Hyde Park’s Open House for the second year running, transporting visitors to a realm where art comes alive. Plus, Craft Beer Festival by BREW LDN, the open-air cinema presented by British Airways, Cornish Orchards Chef’s Table with Woodfired Canteen, Norman Jay (MBE) presents Good Times, Angels of The North – with drag superstars Ginger Johnson, Michael Marouli & Tomara ThomasCommon Ground Discussions with John Barnes & Alastair Campbell, Bongo’s Bingo Party, Wimbledon live screenings, tennis, football and cricket activities, and so much more. Visit the website for more information.

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About American Express presents BST Hyde Park:

Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, BST Hyde Park kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.

The event has featured many now famous shows from Carole King, Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Barbra Streisand, Adele, The Rolling Stones, Taylor Swift, Robbie Williams, Black Sabbath, Take That, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, Kendrick Lamar, The Strokes, Bruce Springsteen, Billy Joel, Lana Del Rey and so many more.

Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.

And the midweek programme allows free access to the site with outdoor cinema, street food markets, children’s theatre, fitness classes, summer sports screenings, evening events, live music and much more.

About American Express® Experiences:

Through Amex® Experiences, Cardmembers have access to presale tickets, as well as the best seats and exclusive offers at some of the UK’s most sought-after entertainment events via partnerships with a range of institutions, including AELTC, AEG, Somerset House, The British Film Institute and the National Theatre. Amex Experiences is just one example of the powerful backing that American Express provides its Cardmembers.

About American Express:

American Express is a global services company, providing customers with access to products, insights and experiences that enrich lives and build business success. Learn more atamericanexpress.com and connect with us on social media @AmericanExpress

About AEG Presents:

Combining the power of the live event with a focus on true artist development, AEG Presents is a world leader in the music and entertainment industries. Operating across five continents, the company has an unparalleled commitment to artistry, creativity, and community. Its tentpole festivals and multi-day music events — which include the iconic Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival and the legendary New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival alongside British Summer Time at Hyde Park, Stagecoach, Hangout Festival, Electric Forest, and Firefly — continue to set the bar for the live music experience. AEG Presents promotes global tours for artists such as The Rolling Stones, Ed Sheeran, Elton John, Taylor Swift, Celine Dion, Justin Bieber, Kenny Chesney, Paul McCartney, and Katy Perry, in addition to — through its network of clubs, theatres, arenas, stadiums and renowned partner brands such as The Bowery Presents, Concerts West, Frontier Touring, Goldenvoice, Madison House Presents, Marshall Arts, Messina Touring Group, PromoWest Productions, and Zero Mile Presents — creating and developing an unmatched infrastructure for artist development and audience reach. More information can be found atwww.aegpresents.com.

AEG’s European headquarters are located in London.

About Hyde Park:

Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy. They also help support the diverse culture of London and introduce new audiences to the parks.

About The Royal Parks:

The Royal Parks is the charity which manages, protects and improves the parks in an exemplary and sustainable manner so that everyone, now and in the future, has the opportunity to enjoy their natural and historic environments.

The charity looks after eight of London’s finest open spaces: Hyde Park, Kensington Gardens, St James’s Park, The Green Park, The Regent’s Park and Primrose Hill, Greenwich Park, Richmond Park and Bushy Park. It also manages other important open spaces in the capital, including Brompton Cemetery and Victoria Tower Gardens.

It costs around £60m a year to manage the parks. The charity raises around 80 percent of this money itself, with the remaining 20 percent coming from the Government.

For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk and follow The Royal Parks on:

Twitter @theroyalparks



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