Rock legend Eric Clapton will return to London’s Hyde Park for the fourth time since first appearing with Blind Faith back in 1969. The guitar virtuoso will headline the British Summer Time festival’s Great Oak Stage on July 8th during the London festival’s sixth edition as it grows from strength to strength, bringing huge legends and massive stars to the city’s famous central park.

Eric Clapton @ Wintershall (©2011 Kalpesh Patel)


Clapton, famous for massive hits Layla, Tears In Heaven and his cover The Wailers’ I Shot The Sheriff alongside his signature blues guitar playing first found success in the 1960’s with blues rock outfit The Yardbirds, also a home to guitarists Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Ginger Baker’s Cream gave Clapton another outlet for his talents, the group finding huge success both in the UK and US with a run of hits.

British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London, UK, on 9 July 2017. (Imelda Michalczyk)

His success continued through the decades with solo records including his 1992 MTV Unplugged album which saw re-worked, acoustic arrangements of some of his biggest hits along with Tears In Heaven, written following the tragic death of his infant son Conor the year before.

British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London, UK, on 9 July 2017. (Imelda Michalczyk)

Clapton will be joined in Hyde Park by renowned guitarist Carlos Santana, the San Francisco-based Afro-Latin-blues-rock fusion artist massive in his own right as well as Clapton’s Blind Faith bandmate Steve Winwood and Austin, Texas-based Gary Clark Jr.

Carlos Santana performing at the Eventim Hammersmith Apollo on 3rd July 2016 (Simon Reed | Musical Pictures)

Clapton joins the ranks of The Rolling Stones, Tom Petty, Carole King, Stevie Wonder and Neil Young to headline Hype Park’s British Summer Time Festival since it’s first edition in 2013

Stevie Nicks at British Summer Time in London, UK, on 9 July 2017. (Imelda Michalczyk)

Tickets will cost between £65 and £249.95 and will go on sale as below:

Barclaycard presale: Monday 27th November @ 9am

Amazon presale: Wednesday 29th November @ 9am

General sale: Friday 1st December @ 9am