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Neil and Bob step aside

World News
December 21, 2018

UNITED KINGDOM                  

Promoter AEG Presents has agreed that the 12 July concert in London’s Hyde Park (cap. 65,000), featuring Neil Young and Bob Dylan, can take place outside the annual summer series of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time shows.

The decision to allow the sold-out event to become a stand-alone entity, with all tickets valid, was made after Young objected to being part of an event sponsored by Barclaycard.

In a now-deleted post on his website, Young apologised to fans and claimed he was unaware the joint show was due to be announced. “That doesn’t work for me”, he said, going on the describe Barclays bank as a “fossil fuel funding entity”.

Young performed as part of the series in 2014, under the Barclaycard presents banner, with no apparent objection.

Other BST headliners include Robbie Williams and Florence + The Machine.

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