BRITISH SUMMER TIME: Taylor Swift
Time Out says
The world-conquering pop princess is the first headliner announced for the annual BST gig series in Hyde Park
One of America’s biggest pop success stories, at the grand old age of 24 Taylor Alison Swift has already smashed sales records, captivated a generation of young girls, and – with her latest album ‘1989’ – won over the critics too. It’s all thanks to her gift for bold and incredibly infectious pop, but also to the steely-eyed determination and ambition which compelled Swift to move to Nashville at the age of 14, enter the lucrative country music market, and then explosively cross over into the pop world.
Now she stops off in London as one of the world-class headliners at the latest British Summer Time series in Hyde Park, with support sets by lesser pop deities Ellie Goulding, John Newman and Vance Joy. It’s a safe bet that this’ll be a dramatic, flawlessly choreographed pop show complete with props, pyrotechnics, plenty of dancers and costume changes, plus the odd number where Taylor strips it all back, alone at the piano – because however big she gets, she’s still classy like that.