Stereoboard.com: 21st May, 2013
The multi-million selling, incomparable Elton John is to lead star-studded line-up celebrating the best of British songwriting at the final Friday of Barclaycard's British Summer Time concerts at London's Hyde Park.
Friday 12th July will celebrate a great evening of British songwriters as three of the country¹s finest take to The Great Oak Stage with the Grammy Award-winning legend Elton John and his band as the headline act. Also on the bill will be the legendary former-Kinks frontman, Ray Davies and the outstanding Elvis Costello performing full sets with their own bands in the run up to Sir Elton and his band.
Across Hyde Park, the three other event stages will also see brilliant singer-songwriter talent. At The Barclaycard Unwind Theatre,you can hear the unmistakable chords of Nick Lowe - English singer-songwriter, producer and collaborator of Elvis Costello - as well as Lucy Rose, a former backing singer with Bombay Bicycle Club who released her first solo album to great acclaim last September and founding member of Del Amitri, Justin Currie. American singer-songwriter, Tift Merrit will feature at The Village Hall alongside British folk/rock band To Kill A King. Finally, The Bandstand will see Thea Gilmore as a headline act. She is joined by Grammy and Golden Globe nominee and one time Beyonce collaborator, Scott McFarnon and Olivia Sebastianelli .