American rock phenomenon Pearl Jam have announced today that they will be headlining two shows at BST Hyde Park in 2021. This exciting news follows the event’s cancellation this year due to Covid-19, which the band had been set to perform at.
The American Express festival is set to return next year, and Pearl Jam are the first act to be revealed from the line-up. They’ll take to the stage on 9th and 10th July supported by Pixies (9th) and IDLES (10th), with more artists to be added. Tickets will go on sale this Saturday 10th October at 10am, but fans who purchased tickets for 2020 will have the opportunity to rebook and attend both dates, with tickets available from 10am on Thursday 8th October.
Pearl Jam will be performing songs from latest album ‘Gigaton’ which was released back in March just as both the UK and the US went into lockdown. They have been able to play the songs via livestream, but as of yet they have never performed it with a live audience. The album was the band’s first LP release since 2013, although they had worked on many singles and EPs during those seven years.
BST (British Summer Time) at Hyde Park began in 2013, as a 10-day festival taking place across two weekends. It has seen headliners including Celine Dion, The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Kylie Minogue, The Who, Blur, and The Strokes. An incredible show was planned for 2020, with the likes of Taylor Swift, Little Mix, and Post Malone announced as headliners, and support acts James Blake, Rita Ora, and Pixies. This is the first year the show has not gone ahead since it started.
IDLES have recently shared their third album ‘Ultra Mono’, a 12-track punk-rock album containing singles ‘Mr. Motivator’, ‘Grounds’, ‘A Hymn’, and ‘Model Village’. They will also be embarking on their own tour in 2021, taking them around the UK and Europe.