Stevie Wonder to perform Songs in the Key of Life in full at BST Hyde Park

The 1976 album includes hits "Sir Duke" and "Isn't She Lovely"

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This year's BST Hyde Park line-up is looking to be the festival's most elite yet bolstered even further by the news that Stevie Wonder will take to the stage to perform studio album Songs in the Key of Life in full.

The Motown musician has been playing the set in the States to rave reviews since 2014 but is now poised to bring it to London for one night only on 10 July. He will be joined by his 30-piece touring band.

The Grammy Award-winning album was released in 1976 and features such hits as "Sir Duke", "Pastime Paradise" and "Isn't She Lovely" across two discs. It is revered as one of his most significant albums, with legendary musicians Whitney Houston and Michael Jackson both citing it as a key influence early on in their careers.

Wonder's announcement follows last week's confirmation that Carole King would make a rare headline appearance to perform her 1971 breakthrough record Tapestry in full on 3 July.

Other acts playing this year's outdoor festival include Massive Attack, Florence + the Machine, Kendrick Lamar and Take That.

Tickets for Wonder's set will go on sale this Friday (18 March) at 8 AM GMT. 

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