Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has today (January 22) confirmed Celine Dion will be making a headline appearance at this year’s event.
The Canadian superstar, who has sold over 240 million records worldwide (more than any other BST Hyde Park headliner to date), will appear for the very first time on the Great Oak Stage on Friday July 5 2019. It is being billed as Dion’s only European show of the year.
Speaking about the launch, Dion said: “It's my first time doing a show in beautiful Hyde Park.... I'm so excited. I love London, and it's a great honour for me to be part of the Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park concerts. I can't wait.... summertime in London, here we come!"
James King, SVP, AEG Presents added: “Celine’s record-breaking career has seen her perform her many iconic songs on the globe’s most iconic stages, yet never before in Hyde Park. It is therefore with the utmost excitement that we are bringing Celine Dion to Hyde Park for her only European show of 2019.”
Dion’s BST performance will come just a month after the end of her second record-breaking Las Vegas residency Celine on 8 June 2019.
Neil Young and Bob Dylan's joint-headline concert at Hyde Park was originally announced as part of AEG Presents' annual British Summer Time (BST) series before Young raised objections to the involvement of headline sponsor Barclaycard, which he branded a "fossil fuel funding entity". Organisers said the gig will now take place as a "standalone concert", separate from BST.
"Neil Young has made the decision to move away from the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time concert series," said a statement. "Neil Young and Bob Dylan will play a stand-alone concert in Hyde Park on the same date, July 12. All tickets will remain valid."
Tickets for Celine Dion will go on special fan pre-sale on January 23 2019 at 9am (check celinedion.com for details), Barclaycard presents British Summer Time fan pre-sale Friday 25 at 9am (check www.bst-hydepark.com/) and on general sale on January 29 2019 at 9am.