Bob Dylan and Neil Young have both been announced for British Summertime festival at Hyde Park in 2019. The two legends both well into their 70s have been billed for the same show, for what looks like the first time ever and at Hyde Park this gig promises to be a unique one. The pair have shared the stage several times before, at tributes with other musicians and it is safe to say they share history together.
The gig will take place on the 12thof July 2019 at Hyde Park, and tickets will go on sale at 9am from November 30th from AXS here. Tickets will cost £75 for general admissions, with VIP tickets costing up to £295. Nobel prize-winner Bob Dylan is known for his poetic lyrics and experimentation, whereas Young has created music from similar folk beginnings to becoming the ‘Godfather of Grunge’.
James King, senior vice president of AEG Presents said: ‘Barclaycard present British Summer Time has always tried to deliver the greatest one-off live experiences for music fans in London. Being able to bring together two of the biggest cultural icons for this historic day of music counts as possibly the biggest event we have ever delivered in Hyde Park.’
Young talking to Time Magazine back in 2005, said about Dylan: ‘I’ll never be Bob Dylan. He’s the master. If I would like to be anyone. It’s him.’ A few years later Dylan then repaid the comment by telling Rolling Stone: ‘He’s since and he has got a God given talent, with that voice of his and the melodic strain that runs through absolutely everything he does. He could be at his most thrashy, but it’s still going to be elevated by some melody. Dylan then added ‘Neil’s the only one who does that. There is no one in his category.’
It is yet to be revealed in which order they will play in, but fans are hoping that they will play some songs together. Dylan who plays with his band, is expected to close the show, although the precise billing is yet to be confirmed. Neil Young has played British Summertime Festival before, with Crazy Horse back in 2014 which was a success and next year’s will not be a disappointment. Previous acts who have played British Summer time include Black Sabbath, The Rolling Stones, The Strokes and Stevie Wonder.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am on Friday 30thNovember and you can purchase them here.