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Barbra Streisand to headline British Summer Time 2019

The iconic singer will take to the stage in Hyde Park, London

2019-03-07

Barbra Streisand has been announced as the headliner for this year's British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park.

The legendary singer and actress - who is a 10-time Grammy winner - will make her debut at the festival and will join the likes of Celine Dion, Florence and The Machine and Robbie Williams.

James King, senior vice president of live music for AEG Presents, said: “Barbra Streisand is without question one of the most influential and decorated artists in history.

“She is a global icon and a pioneer across the entire entertainment industry.

“It is an honour to have an artist of her stature performing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.”

Daniel Mathieson, head of experiential marketing and partnerships for Barclaycard, said: “With a career spanning six decades, she has achieved major success in multiple fields of entertainment and we are honoured to have her perform on The Great Oak Stage this Summer.

“I cannot wait to hear some of her classics at an ‘ever-green’ Hyde Park as we all reminisce back to a time – when a true star was born!”

Tickets for the festival - which usually runs over two weekends in July - is set to go on sale on March 14 with Streisand closing the first weekend on July 7.