A few days ago, Neil Young kicked off on his blog about the involvement of Barclaycard as sponsor of his British Summer Time show in Hyde Park next summer with Bob Dylan.. Objecting to parent company Barclays involvement in fossil fuels, he claimed to have not agreed to the show with their involvement.
With the show having now disappeared from the British Summer Time website, it's being reported that Young has succeeded in forcing Barclaycard to withdraw and that the show will go ahead without the sponsor's branding, while both the British Summer Time promoters AEG and sponsors Barclaycard are keeping their heads down.
Neil Young will now be cycling across America from his home in California to New York, where he'll board a sailing yacht to cross the Atlantic to the UK to avoid the use of fossil fuels.
Along with that, AEG owner and billionaire Philip Anschutz has sold up his many oil interests, and has said that his funding of anti-LGBTQ movements and objections to marijuana which has a long association with music and festivals has been a bad mistake for which he apologies.
Some things said above in this article might not be true.
A BST spokeswoman said: “Neil Young has made the decision to move away from the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time concert series. Neil Young and Bob Dylan will play a stand-alone concert in Hyde Park on the same date. All tickets will remain valid.”
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