It might be a bitingly cold January, but ‘tis the season to start making summer holidays plans and booking festivals. Line ups and tickets are coming through thick and fast, including British Summertime (BST) Festival, where Kendrick Lamar and Taylor Swift have been announced as headliners. But what else do you need to know about the festival?
When & where is BST Festival 2020?
BST Festival 2020 will take place in Hyde Park, London, over the space of two weekends with six concert days. They will be on July 3-5 and July 10-12.
Who are the headliners at BST Festival 2020?
British Summer Time has already announced some of the headliners for the other dates of the festival, and tickets are selling like hotcakes. The headline act for each day will be the final performance up on The Great Oak Stage.
Two-time BRITs winners Little Mix are the headliners for Saturday July 4 before hip-hop icon Kendrick Lamar takes over centre stage the following day. Lamar won the prestigious Pulitzer Prize in music in 2018, making him the first non-jazz or classical artist to do so. On top of that, he’s won a casual 13 Grammy’s and six Billboard Music Awards — to name just a few.
Legendary Seattle-based rock band Pearl Jam are headlining on Friday July 10. Pearl Jam have sold more than 85 million albums worldwide and are part of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, so it’s not wonder their BST performance has already sold out…
Finally, Taylor Swift will be taking on the main stage come July 11. Summer is set to be a busy time for the Lover singer, who is touring all over Europe, the U.S., and South America during June and July.
Who else is performing at BST Festival 2020?
Little Mix will be joined by special guests Rita Ora, Kesha, and Zara Larsson on their BST performance day. Alongside the line up with Lamar on July 5 is James Blake, who is back with a fourth studio album Assume Form (one of the Guardian‘s best album of the year). Brittany Howard, from the award-winning band Alabama Shakes, will be headed down to Hyde Park on July 5 too.
The Pixies and White Reaper will be joining Pearl Jam on July 10, but Taylor’s special guests are yet to be announced… watch this space.
How to buy tickets for BST Festival 2020
There’s sad news for Pearl Jam fans, as those tickets are already totally sold out. But stay tuned for news about re-sales.
To see Lamar and his special guests on July 5, mark Jan. 24 in your diary. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. that day. (American Express cardholders can get tickets a little earlier, on Jan. 21).