Kendrick Lamar to headline BST Hyde Park

The rapper will return to London for the festival in July

HEADLINER: Kendrick Lamar

KENDRICK LAMAR fans are rejoicing today as the rapper has been announced as a headliner for BST Hyde Park.

The multi-Grammy award winning artist, who last toured the UK in 2018, will play the festival after the release of his new album, according to reports.

Lamar is understood to have finished working on his fifth studio album, following the release of his critically-acclaimed Damn in 2017.

The US artist – who is a multiple Grammy award winner and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for music, the first non-classical or jazz artist to win the prestigious prize – will hit the stage to close the first weekend of the festival on Sunday July 5.

The We Gon Be Alright rapper is the fourth artist to be announced to headline American Express presents BST Hyde Park.

Lamar will be joined by frequent collaborator and Mercury Prize-winning artist James Blake. The singer and producer has collaborated with some of the biggest names in hip-hop, including Frank Ocean, Kanye West, Beyoncé, Drake, Chance the Rapper and Jay-Z.

Also on the bill is Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard, who released her debut solo album Jaime last year. More names are to be announced at a later date.

Set in the iconic outdoor London location, BST Hyde Park takes place over two weekends. As well as Lamar, Little Mix (July 4), Pearl Jam (July 10) and Taylor Swift (July 11) will also headline.

Eligible American Express cardmembers can exclusively purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public from 10am Tuesday, January 21 until 9.30am Friday, January 24 2020. Tickets are released on general sale on Friday, January 24.

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