Sza announced as BST Hyde Park headliner following Brit Award win

SZA pictured above (PA Archive)
SZA pictured above (PA Archive)

Sza will headline BST Hyde Park festival this summer, it has been announced.

The US R&B musician, real name Solana Imani Rowe, was named international artist of the year at the Brit Awards on Saturday.

She will be supported by Sampha and Snoh Aalegra when she headlines the London festival on June 29.

Last summer, she performed four nights at London’s O2 Arena as part of her international SOS tour, as well as nights in Glasgow and Manchester.

At the Grammys last month, Sza won gongs including best R&B song for Snooze, best progressive R&B album for SOS and best pop duo/group performance for Ghost In The Machine featuring Phoebe Bridgers.

She most recently bagged international artist of the year at Saturday’s Brit Awards.

Although she wasn’t there in person to collect the accolade, SZA said in a pre-recorded video message: “Thank you Brits so much for this award.

“Sorry I can’t be there. I’m so grateful for this honor. Thank you for bumping my music.

“I hear you’re at the O2, which is my favorite. I will always give y’all the best of me and I should be back really soon. Thank you!”

The London festival also features headliners Stevie Nicks, Kings Of Leon, Andrea Bocelli, Robbie Williams, Shania Twain, and Stray Kids on the bill.

Another headline act fresh off her Brits Global Icon win is Kylie Minogue. The Aussie pop legend will headline on July 13. It’s her second time here; she originally played the festival 9 years ago.

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

Tickets go on sale for SZA on March 8 at 10am.