Kylie Minogue to headline BST Hyde Park for first time in almost a decade

Kylie Minogue with her Grammy earlier this month (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (AP)
Kylie Minogue with her Grammy earlier this month (Richard Shotwell/Invision/AP) (AP)

Kylie Minogue is set to play a headline set at BST Hyde Park - nine years after she last performed at the festival.

The star, 55, the only female artist to score a number one album in five consecutive decades in the UK, will take to the stage on Saturday 13 July.

She said: “My last appearance at this iconic event was in 2015 and it was a truly unforgettable experience. So excited to see you all again!”

Tickets go on sale at 10am next Wednesday.

Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams and Shania Twain are among the acts already confirmed for headline slots at the annual event - held in London’s Hyde Park every summer.

It comes just days after Australian star Minogue was confirmed as the recipient of the global icon award at the Brits in March.

She will be honoured with the award to recognise her five-decade-long career as one of the world’s most successful recording artists.

Kylie will also perform at the Brits, where she is nominated for international artist of the year.

She won her second Grammy Award in February for her hit single, Padam Padam, from her number-one studio album, Tension, which was released in 2023.

“I am beyond thrilled to be honoured with the global icon award and to be joining a roll call of such incredible artists,” Minogue said.

“The UK has always been a home from home so the Brits have a very special place in my heart.

“I have some amazing memories from the awards over the years and I can’t wait to be back on the Brits stage. See you at the O2!”

Previous recipients of the icon award include David Bowie, Taylor Swift, Sir Elton John, and Robbie Williams.

Minogue has amassed more than 80 million record sales worldwide, five billion streams and is the only female artist to score a number-one album in five consecutive decades in the UK.

The Brit Awards 2024, hosted by Clara Amfo, Maya Jama and Roman Kemp, will take place on March 2 at the 02 with performances from Dua Lipa and Raye.

Nominees include Calvin Harris, Central Cee, Dave, Dua Lipa, Fred, Jessie Ware and J Hus, among others.

The winners of the genre awards will be determined by a public vote on Instagram. The voting period opened February 1 and closes at 6 pm on February 15.

The Brit Awards will air on ITV and ITVX.