Global rock phenomenon Guns N’ Roses will headline American Express presents BST Hyde Park for the very first time on Friday 30 June. One of America’s most influential rock groups, Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese are heading to London for the 10th anniversary of BST Hyde Park.
Even more special guests have been announced today for Hyde Park’s ultimate rock show this summer. Joining The Pretenders, The Darkness and Larkin Poe are Dirty Honey, James and the Cold Gun, The Dust Coda, Grade 2, Bad Nerves and The Foxies.
Los Angeles-based quartet Dirty Honey hit the ground running in 2019 with their debut single, ‘When I’m Gone’. It became the first song by an unsigned artist to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Mainstream Rock chart, and their second single ‘Rolling 7s’ followed suit placing in the Top 5. They’ve previously opened for Guns N’ Roses, as well as The Who, Slash and Alter Bridge, and have become a “must-see” at multiple major rock festivals. 2021 saw the release of their self-titled debut album, capturing their lightning-in-a-bottle dynamics and energy of their live sound. Driven by the smoking lead single ‘California Dreamin’’, the record showcases airtight songwriting that plays up their strengths: sexy, bluesy, nasty rock’n’roll, melodic hard rock, and soulful ‘70s blues-rock.
South Wales’ loudest James and the Cold Gun are gearing up to release their debut album, out 21 July. Hailing from Cardiff, the band will make their return to BST Hyde Park this summer after supporting Pearl Jam last year. Their music is a loose, loud sound that evokes the glory days of 1990s alt-rock, reflected in recent singles ‘Something to Say’, ‘My Silhouette’ and ‘Chewing Gum’ from their upcoming record.
Founded in the melodic prowess of Adam Mackie and John Drake, completed by the richly rugged groove of Scott Miller and Tony Ho, London rockers The Dust Coda have thundered into the new wave of classic rock scene with enticingly unforgettable riffs, gravel-soaked vocal soul and sheer swagger. With their new album LOCO PARADISE out on 7 July, get a sneak peek first at their Hyde Park show this June.
The summer’s biggest rock show will also see performances from Isle of Wight punk pioneers Grade 2, power-pop-rock-n-roll band Bad Nerves, and Nashville DIY-minded trio The Foxies.
Having sold over 100 million records worldwide, Guns N’ Roses are one of the biggest selling acts in history. With two No.1 albums and four Top 5 albums on the Billboard charts, the band were inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame in 2012 and are AMA, Billboard and MTV Award winners.
Guns N’ Roses are just one incredible headliner at these iconic once-in-a-lifetime shows. They join P!NK (24 + 25 June), Take That (1 July), BLACKPINK (2 July) Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band (6 + 8 July), Billy Joel (7 July) and Lana Del Rey (9 July) on the BST Hyde Park billing for 2023.
BST Hyde Park’s hugely popular summer event Open House is back for another year, for eight days across 23 June – 5 July. Open House offers FREE access to BST Hyde Park and there’s truly something for everyone! Including All Things Orchestral onFriday 23 June, presented by Myleene Klass and featuring Alfie Boe, Chef’s Table at The House of Peroni Nastro Azzurro by Mob, Yoga in the Park powered by lululemon, Outdoor Cinema presented by British Airways Highlife Entertainment, and much more.
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.
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