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Entertainment Billy Joel to headline BST Hyde Park 2023 in only European performance next year

14:10  29 september  2022
14:10  29 september  2022 Source:   metro.co.uk

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Piano man Billy Joel is heading to London! (Picture: Getty) © Provided by Metro Piano man Billy Joel is heading to London! (Picture: Getty)

Billy Joel will headline the British Summer Time festival next July, which marks his only scheduled performance in Europe in 2023.

One of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history, Joel will perform on Friday July 7, during BST Hyde Park’s 10th anniversary festival.

He joins previously announced headliners Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band on the BST Hyde Park billing for 2023 so far.

Springsteen make his debut at the London festival on July 6, with a second performance lined up for July 8.

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Tickets go on general sale for Joel’s show at 10am on Thursday October 6, with a presale available to American Express customers a week ahead, from 10am on Thursday September 29.

Joel’s performance announcement comes shortly before the special cinematic release of his iconic concert film Live At Yankee Stadium, filmed in June 1990, when he became the first rock performer to play the sporting venue.

Seen here performing at Madison Square Garden last month, where he holds the record for the most shows at over 120 (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) © Provided by Metro Seen here performing at Madison Square Garden last month, where he holds the record for the most shows at over 120 (Picture: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images) Joel, pictured here in 1990, is celebrating 50 years in music (Picture: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images) © Provided by Metro Joel, pictured here in 1990, is celebrating 50 years in music (Picture: Jim Steinfeldt/Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The special two-night global fan event, happening on October 5 and 9, alongside the announcement of his BST Hyde Park performance, are both helping to kick off celebrations to mark his extraordinary 50-year career.

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The sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist, Joel’s classic songs include Uptown Girl, We Didn’t Start the Fire, Piano Man and Just The Way You Are.

He’s shifted 160 million records in the past 25 years alone and been nominated for a whopping 23 Grammy Awards – winning six.

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are also playing BST Hyde Park the same weekend as Joel (Picture: Solum, Stian Lysberg/AFP via Getty Images) © Provided by Metro Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are also playing BST Hyde Park the same weekend as Joel (Picture: Solum, Stian Lysberg/AFP via Getty Images)

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee also has a Tony Award to his name for Movin’ Out, as well as a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

This year’s BST Hyde Park saw three huge weekends of music for the capital thanks to the likes of Sir Elton John, The Rolling Stones and Adele.

Ahead of his surprise collaboration with Britney Spears on Hold Me Closer, Sir Elton John performed as a part of his much-delayed Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.

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Sir Elton John dazzled Hyde Park this summer, alongside acts including Adele and The Rolling Stones (Picture: PA) © Provided by Metro Sir Elton John dazzled Hyde Park this summer, alongside acts including Adele and The Rolling Stones (Picture: PA)

The Rolling Stones were then reunited with Hyde Park for two incredible sell out nights, which included an emotional and triumphant tribute to the band’s late drummer, Charlie Watts, who died aged 80 in August 2021.

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Eagles and Pearl Jam also provided two packed nights of rock n roll, with Duran Duran closing the final show with a day of singalong smash hits.

Tickets will be available at www.bst-hydepark.com from 10am on Thursday October 6.

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