Neil Young
Music legend hits out at Barclaycard presents British Summertime...

Neil Young has labelled the roll out announcement for his Bob Dylan show in London "a massive fuck up".

The show will take place in London's Hyde Park on July 12th, and unites two sets from Neil Young and Bob Dylan.

At the time of the announcement, James King - the Senior Vice President of AEG Presents - celebrated "being able to bring together two of the biggest cultural icons together" and said the achievement "counts as possibly the biggest event we have ever delivered in Hyde Park."

Neil Young, however, wasn't impressed. Posting a blog on his Archives website, he wrote: "I had no idea the announcement was coming that day... I was still finessing the art for the poster and trying to make sure that all of the details of the show were agreeable to me."

"Then, suddenly, someone jumped the gun. The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made, all without my knowledge."

Neil Young said he was "angry" over the way pre-sale obligations were organised, while he is also irked by the choice of BST’s "fossil fuel entity" sponsor Barclays.

"This doesn’t work for me," he wrote. "I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren’s future."

Finishing he wrote: "It's been a massive fuck up!"

Neil Young and Bob Dylan play Barclaycard presents British Summertime on July 12th.

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