The final headliner for the 10th anniversary of London’s festival American Express presents BST Hyde Park has been announced as none other than the incredible Lana Del Rey. Her huge headline show takes place on Sunday 9 July, with special guests to be announced.
Since the release of her major debut album Born To Die eleven years ago, which featured the viral hit Video Games, Lana Del Rey has captivated audiences globally. The remix of Summertime Sadness gave the songstress her first Top 10 US hit. Her second album, 2014’s critically acclaimed album Ultraviolence with singles West Coast and Brooklyn Baby followed. Her subsequent albums include 2019’s GRAMMY®-nominated Norman Fucking Rockwell!, 2021’s Blue Banisters, and 2023’s Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, which hit No.1 in the UK last month.
Did You Know That There’s A Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd is Del Rey’s 6th UK number 1 album and is the fastest selling album of 2023 in the UK. BST Hyde Park will be one of the first places to hear tracks from the new album live, alongside much loved classics, following an Other Stage headline slot at Glastonbury Festival.Having embarked on 5 headlining tours, the 37-year-old has performed at the biggest festivals across the globe, including Coachella in 2014 to seven Lollapalooza festivals internationally. Her Summer 2023 BST Hyde Park gig sees Lana’s highly anticipated return to the London stage.
Lana Del Rey (Neil Krug)
Lana Del Rey joins the previously announced legendary BST headliners: P!NK (24 + 25 June), Guns N’ Roses (30 June), Take That (1 July), BLACKPINK (2 July), Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (6 + 8 July) and Billy Joel (7 July), making this another stellar year for the hugely popular London festival.
2022’s BST Hyde Park saw three monumental weekends of music; the Rocketman himself Elton John performed as a part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour, The Rolling Stones were reunited with Hyde Park for two incredible sell out nights, with an emotional and triumphant tribute to the late Charlie Watts. London’s global star Adele brought it home for two shows with an incredible all female line up. The Sunday vibes were offered up by Americana legends Eagles and Pearl Jam provided two packed nights of rock n roll. Finally, one of Britain’s best loved groups, Duran Duran, closed the final night with a day of singalong smash hits.
Lana Del Rey (Chuck Grant)
American Express Cardmembers can take advantage of the presale from Friday 21 April at 10am until Thursday 27 April at 9am. Visit bst-hydepark.com/lanadelreyamex
Photography of BST Hyde Park by Kalpesh Patel