Massive Attack are coming to Barclaycard presents BST Hyde Park!
Published on 7th March 2016
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park today announces Massive Attack, who will be joined on Friday 1st July by very special guests Patti Smith, TV On The Radio, Warpaint and Ghostpoet - with additional acts announced soon.
Massive Attack recently released the Ritual Spririt EP and completed a sold out tour of the UK and Europe.
The show will see the band bring a new and provocative audio-visual live show to Hyde Park, designed by Robert Del Naja and longtime visual collaborators United Visual Artists. Joining Massive Attack will be the legendary singer-songwriter, poet, writer and activist Patti Smith. One of the most influential figures to come out of the late 70’s New York scene the ‘Punk Poet Laureate’ was presented Ordre des Arts et des Lettres by the French Ministry of Culture in 2005 and was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame two years later. Last year saw the 40th anniversary of her seminal album ‘Horses’, which is often cited as one of the best albums of all time. Her second memoir ‘M Train’ the follow up to the awards winning ‘Just Kids’ was released at the end of last year.
Mercury Prize winning Young Fathers are familiar to Massive Attack fans, the Edinburgh trio has supported the band on their recent European tour and will be joining them on stage at Hyde Park. First formed in 2008 the band came to prominence in 2014 when they won the Mercury Prize for their debut album ‘Dead’, their follow up ‘White Men Are Black Men Too’ was released in 2015 to universal critical acclaim.
TV on The Radio, one of the leaders of Brooklyn’s indie renaissance, is set to make their Hyde Park debut this summer. Hailed by the BBC as “one of the most compelling American rock and roll stories of the modern age”, the band will thrill with their distinct blend of propulsive art-rock and raw soul. TV on The Radio blasted back into prominence in 2014 with their fifth album Seeds, helmed by the band’s visionary producer and guitarist David Sitek.
Warpaint are a 4-piece band from California and their unique brand of intricate guitar lines, hypnotic vocals and driving post punk rhythms combine to create a truly unique sound. Since the release of their most recent album in 2014, they have been touring and exploring their own projects including a recently released solo album from the band’s bassist Jenny Lee Lindberg. Currently, the band is finishing up a new album which should come out later this year, and if we’re lucky, they will give Hyde Park a taste of it.
Following his emergence and the Mercury-nominated debut Peanut Butter & Melancholy Jam in 2011, London-based Ghostpoet has marked his own path. Propelled by the sonic illuminations of his third, and once again Mercury-nominated album, 2015’s Shedding Skin – it is an ambitious journey canvassing widespread praise that saw The Times hailing, “its blend of artistic vision, tales of everyday struggle and a broad, atmospheric sound…”
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