Kylie to headline British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park

The Aussie pop star will top the bill at the third date of the annual outdoor show and will be joined by guests Grace Jones and Chic

Kylie Minogue is to headline the British Summer Time festival at London’s Hyde Park on 21 June. The Australian pop singer will enlist the funk force of special guests Grace Jones and Chic, who will open for her at the show.

The headline gig follows her lavish Kiss Me Once European tour last year. “I’m so excited to perform at Hyde Park this Summer,” said Minogue. “I have great memories of playing shows there and am looking forward to doing it all again! Given the amazing artists performing and that it will be the longest day of the year, I can’t wait!”

On 20 January, Minogue, who has sold overmore than 70m records worldwide in her 25-year career, released the single Right Here, Right Now with disco legend Giorgio Moroder.

Grace Jones, who will be performing for the first time in 2015 at the the festival, says her fantastically innovative music will, in her words, “bring the Jekyll to Hyde Park”. Nile Rodgers, meanwhile, will bring Chic back to Hyde Park after their set at the inaugural festival in 2013.

Event organisers have already announced two other headliners: Taylor Swift will be joined by Ellie Goulding and John Newman on 27 June, while the Who, Paul Weller, Kaiser Chiefs and Johnny Marr will perform on 26 June.

Liz Mullins, director of events at the Royal Parks, said the festival “has become a firm favourite in the events calendar, bringing a diverse range of entertainment and the world’s biggest artists to this iconic park”. Along with comedy events and family days, performers have includes the Rolling Stones, Black Sabbath, Lionel Richie and Tom Jones.

Presale tickets will available from 9am on 26 January barclaycard.co.uk/entertainment.

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