Kendrick Lamar to headline BST Hyde Park festival

Pulitzer Prize-winning rapper Kendrick Lamar will give British fans a taste of his new “rock” album when he headlines the BST Hyde Park festival in July.

The star will play in London on Sunday, 5 July, supported by James Blake and Alabama Shakes singer Brittany Howard.

He’s currently finishing a follow-up to 2017’s multi-award-winning album Damn.

The record saw Lamar question his motivations, contradictions and failings against the backdrop of political and cultural turmoil in America. It earned him five Grammys and the Pulitzer Prize for music.

He was the first non-classical or jazz artist to collect the latter award, with organizers praising how his “affecting vignettes” captured “the complexity of modern African-American life”.

Tickets for Lamar’s date will go on sale from Friday, 24 January.

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