Eric Clapton to headline BST Hyde Park festival

Iconic artist is the fourth headline act to be announced for next year's event

Roisin O'Connor
Monday 27 November 2017 10:02

Eric Clapton has been announced as the fourth headliner for BST Festival 2018.

The iconic artist will play a special concert on 8 July, with special guests Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr.

This isn't the first time Clapton will appear on the Great Oak Stage. He first performed with Blind Faith on 7 June 1969 alongside bandmates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech in front of 120,000 people.

Clapton then returned in 1996 to record a concert that raised money for The Prince's Trust. He has performed almost 200 times down the road at the Royal Albert Hall.

"I have happy memories of performing in Hyde Park in the past," he said, "and I'm really looking forward to playing there again - the whole atmosphere is very special."

Also set to headline next year's BST festival in Hyde Park are Pink Floyd legend Roger Waters, Michael Buble, and Bruno Mars.

Tickets to see Eric Clapton go on sale at 9am on 1 December.

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