Stevie Wonder To Headline BST Hyde Park Show


Lionel Richie will join him for the July 6 gig.

Stevie Wonder is set to headline a gig at this year’s British Summer Time at London’s Hyde Park, and he's bringing Lionel Richie along to support him.

The legendary Motown artist will bring “The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music” to the Great Oak Stage on Saturday, July 6. Wonder will play music spanning his almost six decades-long career.

According to NME, Wonder told fans what they can expect from the hits-packed performance. "We’re living in a time where there’s so much is going on in the world. But the one thing that we know for sure that we can celebrate is life, love and music," he said. "I’m very thankful that you all have been so wonderful to me, giving me your life and allowing me to share my music with you since I was 11 years old, which was just a little ago. So, we’re just going to play and have fun.”

James King, Senior Vice President of AEG Presents, said in a statement that they are amazed that Wonder and Richie are appearing on the festival’s lineup. “There are headliners, great headliners, line ups, stellar lineups and a thousand other adjectives we use but we will never find the one that correctly describes what will be happening in Hyde Park on Saturday July 6th,” King stated. “Stevie Wonder is singing his biggest hits for his very own ‘Song Party’ and for good measure, and to our mutual amazement, joy and wonder, he is also bringing his good friend Lionel Richie. See you down the front.”

Tickets for the show will go on sale on Friday (March 29) at 9 a.m., on BST’s website.

Other headliners of the series include include Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Florence + The Machine and The National with Lykke Li and Blood Orange and Robbie Williams with the Black Eyed Peas, Keane and Feeder.