We lie. It’s more than a ‘Superstition’ (that’s ‘suspicion’ in Stevie Wonder talk…), it’s a confirmed FACT that the Motown star is set to play his classic 1976 album Songs in the Key of Life in London this summer at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Festival in Hyde Park on July 10. In front of a whopping 65,000 people. The performance will mark 40 years since the album – which was hailed as the greatest of all time by Prince and Sir Elton John – was released, and we can sure as hell say that we are overjoyed!
Tickets go on sale on 18 March, with general admission from £65, rising to £249 (eek) for diamond circle passes, and there are two pre-sales: the Barclaycard pre-sale from 9am on 11 March and the AEG/BST pre-sale from 9am on 17 March. Be prepared, though. Stevie’s set is renowned for being a litttttle extensive…with his shows in the US that featured the album, plus a second set of hits, topping 4 hours! The performance will come a mere week after Carole King performs Tapestry in full for the first time. The 10-day festival will also play host to Mumford and Sons, Massive Attack, Take That, Florence and The Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Carole King. What a line-up – isn’t that lovely!
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