Duran Duran have been revealed to headline at this year's British Summer Time at Hyde Park, London, and will perform on Sunday 12th July 2020 as part of their 40th anniversary celebrations.
Simon Le Bon says "I look at film of The Rolling Stones at Hyde Park back in '69 and think of all the great acts who've performed there since. It really is an honour to add the name Duran Duran to that roster, and to play our music at one of the world's greatest inner city locations at BST Hyde Park."
John Taylor says, "On July 16th, 1980 Duran Duran debuted its latest line-up at the Rum Runner club in Birmingham. Locals Nick Rhodes, John Taylor and Roger Taylor, were joined by a pair of new musical friends: Andy Taylor, who had come from Newcastle by train with only a suitcase, guitar and combo amplifier; and Simon Le Bon, from Middlesex, who had been attending drama classes at the University, and now found himself the frontman with a local band of futurist post-punkers. It’s almost unbelievable to us that forty years later we are celebrating this anniversary with a show at BST Hyde Park. Making it all the more special is the presence of our old friend and collaborator Nile Rodgers, and Gwen Stefani, a favourite gal pal of ours since No Doubt. It will be a special day for us, and, hopefully for our audience, who have followed us faithfully for so many years now. Please, come celebrate our long and ragged journey!”
Tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 13th March, priced from £65..
The British Summer Time 2020 shows are as follows:-
Thursday 2nd July: Post Malone, with more to be announced (from £65)
Friday 3rd July: to be announced
Saturday 4th July: Little Mix, with Rita Ora, Kesha, Zara Larsson, and more to be announced (from £65)
Sunday 5th July: Kendrick Lamar, with James Blake, Brittany Howard (from £65)
Friday 10th July: Pearl Jam, with Pixies, and White Reaper, with more to be announced (from £75 - sold out).
Saturday 11th July: Taylor Swift, with more to be announced. (from £65)
Sunday 12th July: Duran Duran, with Gwen Stefani, Nile Rodgers and CHIC, and more to be announced (from £65 - on sale 10am Friday 13th March)
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