Mumford & Sons have joined the lineup of BST Hyde Park 2016.
The band headline the legendary open-air London venue on 8 July 2016. Support comes from Alabama Shakes and Wolf Alice.
The concert series, launched in 2013 with shows by The Rolling Stones and Bon Jovi, has already played host to big names like Black Sabbath, Taylor Swift, Arcade Fire, Kylie Minogue, and Blur.
Mumford & Sons, currently touring the UK in support of their third album ‘Babel’, already have a history with the annual event.
“Hyde Park for us: sacrificing hopes and dreams at the altar of Neil Young; being transported to another dimension by The National; supporting Arcade Fire (the best band in the world); playing alongside our mates The Vaccines; accidentally seeing Black Eyed Peas; wishing we were at Kylie. What a place. And this time we get to headline and pick a bill of sick artists to play with us,” the band said in a statement.
“We’re travelling all over at the moment, so having this massive gig to look forward to next Summer, right in the heart of our home city, is just awesome,” added the group who kick off 2016 with debut visits to South Africa and South America.
Alabama Shakes hail from Athens, Alabama, USA and have risen from playing covers in local old people’s homes to touring the world (including their own White House gig).
Closer to home, North London’s Wolf Alice will play their biggest ever show in their home town. Since releasing their debut single in February 2013, they’ve had a rapid rise to the top, including a 2015 Mercury Prize nomination for their first album, ‘My Love Is Cool’.
Apart from Mumford & Sons and their special guests, Take That have already been announced for the 2016 event. The trio perform at Hyde Park on 9 July 2016.
- For more news and ticket info visit the BST Hyde Park website.