British Summer Time 2022: Stereophonics and special guests announced to join Pearl Jam lineup

British Summer Time 2022: Stereophonics and special guests announced to join Pearl Jam lineup










British Summer Time has announced new musical acts who will support Pearl Jam’s flagship shows on Friday 8th and Saturday 9th July.

Welsh rock legends Stereophonics will join American rock titans Pearl Jam for their second night at BST Hyde Park.

Imelda May, The Last Internationale, La Luz, JJ Wilde and The Wild Things also join Saturday’s line-up, with more artists to be added.

Revealed: Stereophonics and other special guests are set to join Pearl Jam’s lineup at the British Summer Time festival on Saturday July 9 (Pictured: Stereophonic’s Adam Zindani, Richard Jones, Kelly Jones and Jamie Morrison in 2020)

Cat Power, White Reaper, The Murder Capital, The Glorious Sons, Simon Townshend, La Luz, Sick Joy and Dream Nails will all perform on Friday’s show, joined by previously announced special guests Pixies.

An unstoppable force in the UK alternative rock scene, Stereophonics have stood the test of time, releasing 11 albums over 3 decades, racking up 7 number 1s among them.

This year marks 25 years since the band’s formation and this legendary show will be filled with Dakota hits, Maybe Tomorrow, Have a Nice Day, new single Do Ya Feel My Love and more.

There’s also new music on the way in time for BST on their 12th album Oochya! will arrive on March 4.

Headliners: Pearl Jam will headline both shows on Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9 in London's Hyde Park (LR) Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedde

Headliners: Pearl Jam will headline both shows on Friday July 8 and Saturday July 9 in London’s Hyde Park (LR) Jeff Ament, Matt Cameron, Stone Gossard and Eddie Vedde

Singing sensation: Imelda May has also been added to the lineup, and other musical guests have yet to be announced

Singing sensation: Imelda May has also been added to the lineup, and other musical guests have yet to be announced

This will be Stereophonics’ first major performance in the iconic Royal Park for a decade, following their monumental show in Hyde Park for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Pearl Jam’s BST Hyde Park shows are UK exclusives for two consecutive nights – a sign of their immense popularity after their original 2020 show sold out in record time.

Formed in Seattle in 1990, Pearl Jam pioneered the alternative rock movement that changed music forever.

Icons: Formed in Seattle in 1990, Pearl Jam were one of the pioneers of the alternative rock movement that changed music forever (pictured in 1992)

Icons: Formed in Seattle in 1990, Pearl Jam were one of the pioneers of the alternative rock movement that changed music forever (pictured in 1992)

Led by frontman Eddie Vedder, their debut album Ten, released in 1991, had a lasting impact on the scene, achieving mainstream success.

They’ve inspired countless bands with their hits, including Black, Jeremy, Alive and Rearviewmirror.

They also enjoyed huge commercial success with over 85 million albums sold worldwide and were inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2017, their first year of eligibility.

Since 1990 they have cultivated a reputation as one of the most amazing live bands of all time.

In 2018, the band performed two nights at London’s O2 Arena to rave reviews, with Classic Rock calling their latest show in London “an amazing tour-ending hit”.

2020 saw the release of the critically acclaimed album Gigaton.

Tickets are on general sale now and ticket prices start at £70 + booking fee

Live Music: Cat Power, White Reaper, The Murder Capital, The Glorious Sons, Simon Townshend, La Luz, Sick Joy and Dream Nails will all perform on Friday's show, joined by previously announced Pixies special guests.

Live music: Cat Power, White Reaper, The Murder Capital, The Glorious Sons, Simon Townshend, La Luz, Sick Joy and Dream Nails will all perform on Friday’s show, joined by previously announced Pixies special guests

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Jan G. Gilbert