For two of the hottest shows of the summer Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band will be headlining American Express presents BST Hyde Park on Thursday 6 and Saturday 8 July, and today BST Hyde Park is excited to reveal the incredible support acts heading to the Great Oak Stage before Springsteen and The E Street Band: The Chicks and Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will join on Thursday and The Chicks and James Bay on the Saturday. More tickets are available across the BST Hyde Park shows, visit www.bst-hydepark.com. Plus further announcements are still to come on the acts filling BST’s other amazing stages.
Joining Springsteen and The E Street Band on both days Thursday 6 July and Saturday 8th July, The Chicks, formerly known as The Dixie Chicks, is one of the most iconic female country music bands of all time. Made up of Emily Strayer, Martie Maguire and Natalie Maines, The Chicks have won 13 Grammy Awards and are one of the best selling all-female groups in history. Their album, Taking the Long Way Round, made them the first female band in chart history to have three albums debut at No. 1 in the US. Their special appearances at BST Hyde Park is part of their world tour The Chicks Tour promoting their 2020 album, Gaslighter, their first new album since 2006.
Bringing some British representation to the American powerhouse lineup, the genre bending Frank Turner & The Sleeping Souls will join Springsteen and The E Street Band and The Chicks on Thursday 6 July. The Hampshire born punk and folk singer will be accompanied by his backing band, which consists of Ben Lloyd, Tarrant Anderson, Matt Nasir and Callum Green. Having started his career as the vocalist of post-hardcore band Million Dead, Turner began his celebrated solo career alongside The Sleeping Souls in 2005. Since then, Turner has released 9 studio albums, with his most recent, FTHC, reaching No 1 in the UK charts. His BST debut will be another stop on his Never Ending Tour of Everywhere.
Three time Grammy Award nominee and two time BRIT Award winner James Bay comes to BST hot off the back of his third studio album, Leap. The British singer-songwriter launched his career in 2014 with debut album Chaos and the Calm, featuring the platinum single ‘Hold Back the River’. The album went to number one in the UK, and won him the BRIT Awards for British Male Solo Artist (2016) and Critics’ Choice (2015), and Grammy nominations for Best New Artist, Best Rock Album and Best Rock Song (2016). Bay will be embarking on his 2023 Leap Tour around the globe later this month and joining the BST lineup for Saturday 8 July.
These incredible additions to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band’s BST lineup make the two dates even more unmissable, with acts still to be announced.
In addition to Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band, the other 2023 BST headliners could not be much better, with Pink, Billy Joel, Blackpink, Gun N’ Roses and Take That filling the rest of London’s three biggest weekends.
BST Hyde Park 2022 saw three monumental weekends of music, which began with Rocketman himself Elton John performing 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. Tottenham’s global star Adele brought it home for “a career best comeback” (The i) at BST Hyde Park 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, Britain’s best loved groups Duran Duran closed the final night with a day of singalong smash hits. Last year’s festival had been a long time coming and will go down in BST Hyde Park history forever.
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About Bruce Springsteen and The E Street Band:
A member of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame, Bruce Springsteen has garnered 20 Grammys, won an Oscar and a Tony, been named MusiCares Person of the Year, received a Kennedy Center Honor, and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom. He is the author of the 2016 best-selling memoir “Born to Run” and creator of ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ which debuted in 2017 with a historic 236-show run at The Walter Kerr Theatre. His tour with The E Street Band in 2016 was named that year’s top global tour by both Billboard and Pollstar. In 2021, Springsteen collaborated with President Barack Obama on the book and podcast ‘Renegades: Born In The USA’ and reopened New York theaters with a reprisal of ‘Springsteen On Broadway.’ His most recent studio album ‘Only The Strong Survive’ is a celebration of soul music greats, released in November 2022 by Columbia Records. Springsteen is currently on tour with The E Street Band for the first time in six years, with dates announced across North America and Europe through December 2023.