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Neil Young Suggests British Summer Time London Show Will Go Ahead Without Barclays As Sponsor

Wednesday, 12 December 2018 Written by Laura Johnson

Neil Young has announced that his British Summer Time London show will go ahead.

In November it was revealed that he would be sharing a bill with Bob Dylan at Hyde Park on July 12, but on December 7 he issued a statement via his website objecting to the show's sponsors, Barclaycard. He described Barclays as a “fossil fuel funding entity”, and alleged that the show had been announced early. “The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made," he wrote. "All without my knowledge.”

"There is more to life than Money," he added in a later message. "There is more to decision making than Habit. There is more to results than Greed. I am standing against Barclays.....Not on their stage. Not under their name."

Again through his website, on December 11 another statement was posted regarding the British Summer Time date:

"NYA (Neil Young Archives) is happy to announce that the Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor. We are overjoyed, so happy to be playing the show! NYA tickets to all tiers will be available today. We will have the announcement and tickets sales up very soon. NYA"

Stereoboard contacted representatives for British Summer Time for comment but no statement was returned, except to confirm that "the gig is going ahead." Support will come from Laura Marling, Cat Power and Sam Fender.

Other headliners for the series include Florence and the Machine on July 13 and Robbie Williams the following day. Tickets for all dates are on sale now.

British Summer Time Upcoming Tour Dates are as follows:

Fri July 12 2019 - LONDON Hyde Park (Bob Dylan and Neil Young)
Sat July 13 2019 - LONDON Hyde Park (Florence and the Machine)
Sun July 14 2019 - LONDON Hyde Park (Robbie Williams)

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