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It’s fair to say we’re big fans of Barclay Card’s British Summer Time Events in Hyde Park which offer some of the most fantastic events year on year to London music fans!

This year is no different with performances from Massive Attack, Florence and the Machine, Carole King, Take That, Stevie Wonder, Mumford and Sons and many many more!

Barclaycard   presents   British   Summer   Time   Hyde   Park today   announces Massive  Attack, who will be joined on Friday  1st  July 

by very special guests Patti Smith, TV On The   Radio,   Warpaint   and   Ghostpoet –   with   additional   acts announced soon.

Massive  Attack  recently released  the Ritual  Spririt EP and completed a  sold out tour of  the UK  and Europe. Massive Attack, Tricky & 3D

 – Take It There: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWSt_q7M3zI 

Massive Attack, Young Fathers –

 Voodoo In My Blood: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ElvLZMsYXlo

The  show will  see  the  band  bring  a  new  and  provocative  audio-visual  live  show to Hyde  Park,  designed by Robert  Del  Naja and  longtime  visual  collaborators United Visual Artists.

Joining  Massive  Attack will be  the  legendary  singer-songwriter,  poet,  writer  and activist Patti  Smith.  One of the most  influential figures to come out of the late 70s New  York  scene  the Punk  Poet  Laureate was  presented  Ordre  des  Arts et  des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005 and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame two years later. Last year saw the 40th anniversary of her seminal album Horses, which is often cited as one of the best albums of all time. Her second memoir M Train’  the follow upto the awards winning Just Kids’  was released 

at the end of last year. 

Mercury  Prize  winning Young  Fathers  are  familiar to  Massive  Attack  fans,  the Edinburgh trio  has  supported  the  band on  their  recent  European  tour  and will be joining  them on stage at  Hyde  Park.  First  formed in  2008  the  band  came to prominence in  2014  when  they won the  Mercury Prize for their  debut album Dead, their  follow up White  Men  Are  Black  Men  Toowas  released in  2015 to universal critical acclaim.

 

TV on The Radio, one of the leaders of Brooklyns indie renaissance, is set to make their  Hyde  Park  debut  this  summer.  Hailed by the  BBC as one of  the  most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age , the band will thrill with their  distinct  blend of propulsive  art-rock  and  raw  soul. TV on The  Radio  blasted back  into  prominence in  2014  with  their  fifth  album Seeds,  helmed by the  bands visionary producer and guitarist David Sitek.  

Warpaint are a 4-piece band from California and their unique brand of intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms combine to create a truly unique sound. Since the release of their most recent album in 2014, they have been touring and  exploring  their  own projects  including  a  recently  released  solo  album  from  the bands bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. Currently, the band is finishing up a new album which should come out later this year, and if were lucky, they will give Hyde Park a taste of it. 

Following   his   emergence   and   the   Mercury-nominated   debut   Peanut   Butter   & Melancholy  Jam in  2011,  London-based Ghostpoet has marked  his  own  path. Propelled by  the sonic illuminations of his  third,  and once again  Mercury-nominated album,  2015s  Shedding  Skin 

it is an ambitious  journey  canvassing  widespread praise  that  saw  The  Times  hailing, its  blend of artistic  vision,  tales of everyday struggle and a broad, atmospheric sound…” 

James  King,  Senior  Vice  President,  AEG  Live  comments

: With an incredible archive of music that has stood the test of time and inspired so many, Massive Attack are still providing a heartbeat for the World. More  than  that,  their  music  and  live  performances  form  a  message  that  makes us stop,  think  and  evaluate  when we are  so  often  encouraged  not  to.  With  powerful beats,  orchestral  arrangements,  beautiful  melodies by  incredible  vocalists,  inspired video  art  – its  hard to think of a  more  important  moment  for  the  World to listen to Massive Attack than right now. The band’s production has always been a shining light in live music and 

to see their video art across 900m2 of screen on the Great Oak Stage will be a truly breathtaking sight.

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Expect a review incoming from us in the not so distant future!