BST Hyde Park have announced another headliner for 2020, with US rock titans Pearl Jam set to play the festival on Friday 10th July. They will be supported by Pixies and White Reaper – more be announced.
Pearl Jam will take to Hyde Park in a UK exclusive live performance for 2020, exactly 10 years after their previous appearance at Hard Rock Calling Hyde Park in 2010. The band will tour Europe as a part of their 30th-anniversary celebrations.
Joining Pearl Jam are fellow US rock legends, Pixies. Formed in 1986, Pixies have inspired a wealth of bands since including Nirvana, Radiohead, two past BST Hyde Park headliners The Strokes and Blur – and even a future one, Pearl Jam. Renowned for their incredible live shows, fronted by the mesmeric Black Francis, guitarist Joey Santiago, David Lowering and newest member Paz Lenchantin, this your chance to hear ‘Debaser’, ‘Gigantic’, ‘Here Comes Your Man’ and ‘Where Is My Mind?’ in all their glory plus newer songs from their 2019 album Beneath The Eyrie.
Hailing from Louisville in Kentucky, White Reaper will bring the rock & roll to Hyde Park on 10th July. The early stage of their existence sprinkled bubblegum hooks and psychedelic weirdness over their short, energetic garage punk songs. Formed by singer/guitarist Tony Esposito and twin brothers Nick and Sam Wilkerson while they were still teens, the group released its first single in 2013 ‘Conspirator/The Cut’. Their latest album You Deserve Love was released last month.
Formed in Seattle in 1990, Pearl Jam were one of the pioneers of the alternative rock movement that changed music forever. Lead by the superstar frontman Eddie Vedder, their breakout debut album Ten, released in 1991, had a lasting impact on the scene, achieving the group mainstream success. They’ve inspired countless bands with their hits, including ‘Black’, ‘Jeremy’, ‘ Alive’ and ‘Rearviewmirror’.
They’ve also been hugely commercially successful with more than 85 million albums sold worldwide and they were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, which was their first year of eligibility.
Since 1990, they have cultivated a reputation for being one of the most incredible live acts of all time. From the very first time they performed in front of a live audience at the Off Ramp, Seattle in 1990, right up to today, they have set a bar of excellence that few are able to surpass. Rolling Stone listed them as one of the ‘Top Ten Live Acts Of All Time’ in its readers’ poll in 2011. Last year, the band performed two nights at the O2 Arena in London to rave reviews, with Classic Rock calling their last London show an “astonishing end-of-tour blow out”.
Releasing their tenth studio album ‘Lightning Bolt’ in 2013, 2020 marks 30 years since the band’s formation and Hyde Park is going to be one hell of a celebration.
Tickets are on general sale at 10am on Saturday 7th December from AXS.com.