Stevie Wonder to headline BST festival in Hyde Park with Lionel Richie: How to get tickets

Festival takes place at London's Hyde Park over two weekends in July

Roisin O'Connor
Music Correspondent
@Roisin_OConnor
Friday 29 March 2019 11:00
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Stevie Wonder has been announced as the final headliner for British Summertime Festival 2019 in Hyde Park, London.

The legendary artist will bring his Song Party show – "a celebration of life, love and music" which will span hits from Wonder's storied career – to the UK for the first time.

"We're living in a time where there's so much going on in the world," Wonder said during one concert. "But the one thing that we know for sure is that we can celebrate life, love and music.

"I'm very thankful that you have all have been so wonderful to me, giving me your life and allowing me to share my music with you since I was 11 years old, which was just a little ago. So we're just going to play and have fun."

Wonder will be joined by special guest Lionel Richie on 6 July, with more artists still to be announced. Tickets go on sale at 9am on Friday 29 March.

Also on the BST 2019 billing are headliners Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Bob Dylan, Neil Young, The National, Robbie Williams, and Florence + the Machine.

The festival takes place over two weeks in summer – Wonder's set will be on 6 July.

Got sweaty palms already? Check out our handy tips for dealing with the demand:

1) Make sure you are ready and waiting with the web page up at least five minutes before 9am.

2) Do not let your computer, phone or whatever device holds the key to your happiness run out of battery.

3) Register your details with the website you are booking from in advance, if you can, but don’t panic if you haven’t left enough time as your tickets will be held while you fill out your information

4) Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning no-one gets to go.

5) Get your friends to try too, but stay in contact in case you all succeed and end up with a bunch of tickets you didn’t want. If you do need to sell any on, do so at face value. No-one likes a tout.

6) Be patient and avoid refreshing or switching between browsers. Stick with one tab and have some faith! Be prepared to wait for an hour to get tickets

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