Motown icon to play Barclaycard presents British Summertime
Stevie Wonder

Stevie Wonder is set to play a special show in London's Hyde Park this summer as part of Barclaycard presents British Summertime.

The Motown icon has been busy taking his 'Songs In The Key Of Life' tour across North America over the past 18 months, refining the show as he goes.

This year is the 40th anniversary of the album's release, with Stevie Wonder set to play the seminal soul masterpiece in full at his Hyde Park show.

As Kanye West put it recently: "I’m not trying to compete with what’s out there now. I’m really trying to compete with 'Innervisions' and 'Songs In The Key Of Life'. It sounds musically blasphemous to say something like that, but why not set that as your bar?"

Alun Mainwaring, Head of Events at The Royal Parks, said: "It is a massive honour for Stevie Wonder to choose Hyde Park as the only UK venue to perform “Songs In The Key of Life”. July 10 is set to be a fitting finale to what will be another unforgettable 10 days of entertainment at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. This is the fourth year for the event which has created so many memorable moments for hundreds of thousands of fans and in turn raised vital funds which go back into conserving and enhancing this iconic park."

Tickets for the show go on general sale this Friday (March 18th) at 9am.

Stevie Wonder will play Barclaycard presents British Summertime on July 10th.

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