The Guardian festival blog: Bob Dylan and Neil Young to headline British Summer Time festival | Music

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Bob Dylan and Neil Young are to co-headline a concert as part of the British Summer Time festival in Hyde Park, London, on 12 July 2019.

Dylan will be joined by his backing band, while Young will be backed by Promise of the Real, featuring Willie Nelson’s son Lukas, with whom Young recorded two of his most recent albums: The Monsanto Years and The Visitor.

Fans will be hoping the pair play together at some point during the event. The open-air show marks a coming together of two of north America’s most celebrated songwriters, who have each acknowledged the other down the years. Young covered Dylan’s Blowin’ in the Wind in hugely noisy fashion for the 1991 Arc/Weld tour and also shortly after the September 11 attacks, while Bob Dylan has covered Young’s Old Man in concert.

The pair played on stage together in 1992, for a concert Young dubbed “BobFest”: a 30th anniversary celebration of Dylan’s music that featured…



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