For two of the hottest shows of the summer Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be headlining American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 July, and today BST Hyde Park have revealed the incredible support acts heading to the Great Oak Stage before Springsteen and The E Street Band: The Chicks and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will join on Thursday and The Chicks and James Bay on the Saturday.
The Chicks, formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, are one of the most iconic female country music bands of all time. Made up of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines, The Chicks have won 13 GRAMMY® Awards and are one of the best selling all-female groups in history. Their seventh studio album, Taking the Long Way Round, made them the first female band in chart history to have three albums debut at No. 1 in the US. Their special appearances at BST Hyde Park is part of their world tour The Chicks Tour promoting their 2020 album, Gaslighter, their first new album since 2006 and will also see them descend on Worthy Farm to play Glastonbury Festival.
Bringing some British representation to the American powerhouse lineup, the genre bending Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will join Springsteen and The E Street Band and The Chicks on Thursday 6 July. The Hampshire born punk and folk singer will be accompanied by his backing band, which consists of Ben Lloyd, Tarrant Anderson, Matt Nasir and Callum Green. Having started his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner began his celebrated solo career alongside The Sleeping Souls in 2005. Since then, Turner has released 9 studio albums, with his most recent, FTHC, reaching No. 1 in the UK charts. His BST debut will be another stop on his Never Ending Tour of Everywhere.
Three time GRAMMY® Award nominee and two time BRIT Award winner James Bay comes to BST hot off the back of his third studio album, Leap, which will see him play a huge show at London’s iconic Royal Albert Hall on 26th April. The British singer-songwriter launched his career in 2014 with debut album Chaos And The Calm, featuring the platinum single Hold Back The River. The album went to number one in the UK, and won him the BRIT Awards for British Male Solo Artist (2016) and Critics’ Choice (2015), and GRAMMY® nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song (2016). Bay will be embarking on his 2023 Leap Tour around the globe later this month and joining the BST lineup for Saturday 8 July.
These incredible additions to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s BST lineup make the two dates even more unmissable. What this space as even more acts are still to be announced!
In addition to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, the other 2023 BST headliners could not be much better, with P!NK, Billy Joel, Blackpink, Gun N’ Roses and Take That filling the rest of London’s three biggest weekends.
Photography of BST Hyde Park and James Bay by Kalpesh Patel