headline on Friday 12 July, the beginning of the festival's second weekend. Fans
will be keen to see if the pair will collaborate on any songs: after all, Young
covered Blowin’ in the Wind in 1991 and the two have shared the stage on numerous occasions. Dylan will be accompanied by his band and Young by Promise of the Real, the band of Lukas Nelson, son of 'On the Road Again' singer Willie Nelson. If the performers themselves are to be believed, we are in for quite a night. Dylan previously called Young 'a God-given talent', while Young views Dylan as 'the master'.
And if that wasn't already enough reason to go, the headliner of the festival's closing night will persuade you. Robbie Williams, fresh from judging the X Factor, will headline on the Great Oak Stage in what will be his only open-air UK performance of the year. Williams will perform hits from all periods of his 21-year solo career, as well as new songs from his upcoming album Under The Radar Volume 3. As James King, senior vice president of AEG Presents, comments: "Robbie works a crowd like no one else".
They are the first names to be
announced of what is sure to be a high-profile line-up. Previous years have
seen the likes of Phil Collins, Taylor Swift, The Who and Take That take to the
stage, with the highlights of last year being Bruno Mars and The Cure (watched by roughly 65,000 people).
Last year's festival
In between the two weekends of concerts BST’s Open House week will
return. This week involves free entry to various events in the park, from live
screenings of Wimbledon to cabaret and circus performances. Pop-up bars and
street food stalls will be on hand to provide refreshments if you have worked
up a sweat in an artistic workshop, or if you just fancy something a little different
in your lunchbreak. A full itinerary will be released soon.
Tickets for 12 November on sale now. Tickets for Robbie Williams on sale from 6 December.
|What||British Summer Time Festival 2019 , Hyde Park|
|Where||Hyde Park | MAP|
|Nearest tube||Marble Arch (underground)|
05 Jul 19 – 14 Jul 19, Times of events vary
|Website||Click here for more information and tickets|