Blondie to support Phil Collins at BST Hyde Park
Blondie, Mike + The Mechanics and Starsailor have been announced as the support acts for Phil Collins at British Summer Time Hyde Park
Blondie, Mike + The Mechanics and Starsailor will join Phil Collins at British Summer Time Hyde Park on June 30.
The 'Heart of Glass' group and the 'Against All Odds' hitmaker's former Genesis bandmate Mike Rutherford's band will take to the stage at the Royal Park along with the 'Alcoholic' rockers for Phil's only UK and European festival performance of 2017.
Blondie - fronted by Debbie Harry - will be joined by their newest recruits, Leigh Foxx, guitarist Tommy Kessler and keyboardist Matt Katz-Bohen for what looks set to be a show-stopping performance.
Supergroup Mike + The Mechanics will have some new music to share with fans as ahead of their performance they will be dropping new record 'Let Me Fly' on April 7.
Wigan legends Starsailor - comprised of James Walsh, James Stelfox, Ben Byrne and Barry Westhead - made a triumphant return in 2014, after a five-year hiatus in 2009.
The 'Good Souls' hitmakers haven't released an album since 2009's 'All the Plans', but will no doubt take fans on a nostalgia trip with songs from their back catalogue, which is comprised of 10 Top 40 hit singles.
Phil, 65, will embark on his 'Not Dead Yet: Live 2017 Tour' before playing Hyde Park, which kicks off with a five day residency at London's Royal Albert Hall from June 4 to June 9.
Speaking previously about coming out of retirement for the shows, he said: "The reaction from the British public has been overwhelming. I can't wait to play Hyde Park and see everyone there."
And fans could be in for a treat as the music legend has vowed to perform the drums at least once while he's on the road, despite suffering from crippling back pain, and he's hoping he will pick up the sticks for his biggest hit 'In The Air Tonight'.
He recently said: . I'm going to do something and hopefully be playing that.
"And I am going to apply myself to do something and hopefully be playing that particular thing ('In The Air Tonight') with my son Nick, who is playing drums on the tour."
BST also sees The Killers, Green Day, Justin Bieber, Kings Of Leon and Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers headlining in June, with more support acts expected to be announced in the coming months.