Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers to headline BST in Hyde Park 2017

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 December 2016
Tom Petty

Tom Petty

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been announced as the fourth headline act for British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2017

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers will be joined by special guest Stevie Nicks at British Summer Time Hyde Park in 2017.

The 'I Won't Back Down' hitmaker will be joined by his band mates, the Fleetwood Mac singer and US rockers Lumineers as they celebrate four decades as a band with their only UK performance of 2017, and a rare one at that, as it is only the second time they've played in 18 years, following a triumphant performance at the Isle of Wight Festival in 2012 and two sold-out shows at the Royal Albert Hall.

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers are the fourth headliners confirmed for BST in Hyde Park following the announcement of Green Day and Phil Collins and Justin Bieber.

Now approaching its fifth year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park has been host to some of the biggest and best live acts since its debut in 2013. From The Rolling Stones to The Who, Neil Young to Stevie Wonder and Carole King to Taylor Swift.

Meanwhile, it could be Tom Petty fans last opportunity to see him perform as the 66-year-old rocker recently hinted that the 40th anniversary tour could be the last.

He recently said: "I'm thinking it may be the last trip around the country.

"It's very likely we'll keep playing, but will we take on 50 shows in one tour? I don't think so. I'd be lying if I didn't say I was thinking this might be the last big one. We're all on the backside of our 60s. I have a granddaughter now I'd like to see as much as I can. I don't want to spend my life on the road. This tour will take me away for four months. With a little kid, that's a lot of time."

Tickets for the trio's appearance go on general sale on Friday December 16.

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