British Summertime Festival has announced that Eric Clapton will be their headliner on the 8th of July.
The iconic guitarist will be joined in Hyde Park by guests Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clarke Jr. Clapton is known for being part of the innovative ’60s rock bands The Yardbirds, Cream and his own solo work.
Eric Clapton first played at Hyde Park in 1969 with his band Blind Faith. He said in a statement, “I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park in the past and I’m really looking forward to playing there again – the whole atmosphere is very special.”
Head of events, filming and commercial development at the Royal Parks, Alun Mainwaring said, “Since 2013, BST Hyde Park has become the homecoming for the world’s greatest artists. First, it was the Rolling Stones and now, in 2018 Roger Waters and Eric Clapton will return to the park, nearly half a century after their famous 1969/70 performances. We can’t wait to welcome them back.”
More artists will be announced in due course. You can find more information about tickets here.