Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park are excited to reveal the support acts for the last Sunday of the festival, the sold out spectacular headlined by Stevie Wonder, Pharrell and Corinne Bailey Rae.
Eleven-time Grammy nominee and showman extraordinaire Charlie Wilson is an American singer songwriter who has been described by Rolling Stone as “R&B’s great courtly gent”. The star has mentored music icons such as Justin Timberlake and Snoop Dogg, and at the 2013 BET Awards was paid tribute to by both Stevie Wonder and Pharrell in a roof-raising performance, before being awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Given his connection to the two headliners, the final Sunday of BST is shaping up to be a family affair and a musical extravaganza.
Combining folk, blues, soul and gospel, Mancunian singer-songwriter JP Cooper will transport you into his world of romanticism through his soulful vocals. JP has been championed by the likes of Clash and Hunger Magazine and his hotly anticipated single “Five More Days” released this month gives a glimpse of what to expect from him on the 10th July.
Jamie Woon is the third support act confirmed to take to the stage before the headliners. British singer-songwriter and producer Jamie broke onto the UK music scene in 2010 with his post-dubstep single “Night Air”, co-produced with the enigmatic Burial. However, his most recent album “Making Time” reintroduces the Brit-school graduate as a classic soul man who breezily crafts brilliant R&B numbers.
Once described as the father of British neo soul, Omar rose to fame with his ground breaking 1990 debut album “There’s Nothing Like This”. He’s since released seven more critically acclaimed albums, and in 2012 was awarded an MBE by the Queen for his services to the music industry. This summer he joins legend Stevie Wonder for the day of ultimate summer jams.
Self-described as a “hippie with soul”, Allen Stone is an American musician from Washington. His first major label LP “Radius” debuted at #80 on the Billboard 200 chart and his vocals featured on Macklemore and Ryan Lewis’s 2012 album ‘The Heist’. Stone has taken America by storm and now it’s time to conquer the UK, starting with Hyde Park.
Christopher Gallant, better known as Gallant, is an American singer-songwriter whose weightless voice effortlessly channels ‘80s and ‘90s R&B, while seamlessly conversing with genres ranging from folk to hip-hop. With a performance at Coachella, the release of his debut album “Ology” last month and his appearance on stage at British Summer Time this summer, 2016 is set to be a big year for the star.
Kiko Bun is a South London-based reggae artist whose debut EP “Where I’m From” gained considerable attention and saw him signed to Island Records. His sun-soaked sound has absorbed elements of salsa and hip-hop to create gloriously rhythmic summertime music.
Another new addition to the Sunday night lineup is Tom Misch. Tom, a young producer from London, creates soulful instrumental electronic tracks and pairs them with the vocal talents of rising stars such as Loyle Carner and Jordan Rakei. His feel-good beats have garnered the attention of major tastemakers Annie Mac and Zane Lowe, who have tipped him as one of the most exciting emerging musical talents.
Tom Walker is the second Mancunion to join the Stevie Wonder lineup. The songwriter creates eclectic tracks, borrowing hip-hop beats and combining them with traditional acoustic songwriting and electronic elements to compliment his powerful, gritty voice that has been compared to the likes of Paolo Nutini and Finley Quaye.
Published on 16 June 2016 by Ben Robinson