Stevie Wonder has been confirmed as the final headliner of British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019.
The music legend, who last played the event three years ago, will be joined by special guest Lionel Richie for The Stevie Wonder Song Party: A Celebration of Life, Love & Music on Saturday, July 6.
Jim King, SVP of promoter AEG Presents, said: “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 6. 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."
Daniel Mathieson, head of experiential marketing and partnerships for Barclaycard, said: “We are honoured to host not only the prestigious and iconic Stevie Wonder but also another special guest in the form of Lionel Richie this Summer. Stevie and Lionel have been part of the fabric of music and culture globally for the best part of six decades and between them have an incredible amount of accolades as testament to their phenomenally successful music careers. It’s ‘signed sealed and delivered’ – Saturday night couldn’t get any better.”
Alun Mainwaring, head of events and filming at The Royal Parks, added: “We’re hugely excited that these two legends of music will be playing together on The Great Oak Stage at this very special gig. Stevie Wonder and Lionel Richie is sure to be a sellout show and party of the summer. We can’t wait to see this happen in Hyde Park on what will be a fun and memorable day for the lucky fans.
“This final announcement completes the set of phenomenal world class headline artists over the two weekends in July. These events are vital to The Royal Parks to provide the funds required to help maintain these beautiful London parks.”