More special guests announced for Florence + The Machine and Kendrick Lamar’s BST Hyde Park show

The likes of Cat Power, Todd Terje and The Olsens and Kamasi Washington will perform on July 2

More special guests have been announced to join the likes of Florence And The Machine and Kendrick Lamar at this year’s Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 2.

Following previously confirmed guests Jamie xx and Blood Orange, BRIT Award-winning trip-folk star Cat Power is set to bring her spellbinding mix of folk, country and blues to Hyde Park.

Also taking to the main stage on July 2 is Norwegian DJ and producer Todd Terje and The Olsens.

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 LP ‘It’s Album Time’.

Bringing jazz funk fun to the afternoon is Kamasi Washington, who 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.

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Florence Welch will headline the event, with the star stating: “It’s a real honour to headline Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. It’s an iconic place to perform, especially for a British artist.

“I grew up in London. All of my first gigs were here. We will put on something really special. What’s amazing is that we have free reign, so we are going to make something magical happen!”

Also announced for this year’s British Summer Time Hyde Park shows are Mumford and Sons and Take That.

Mumford And Sons will be joined on the July 8 bill by Wolf Alice and Alabama Shakes, with Take That playing the London festival on July 9.

Recent Hyde Park gigs include outings from the likes of Taylor Swift, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Libertines, Blur, The Strokes and more.

Tickets for the event are on sale now. For more information, please visit http://www.bst-hydepark.com/
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