Barbra Streisand to headline BST Hyde Park 2019

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings the greatest artists to the stage in Hyde Park. This year, Barbra Streisand makes her Hyde Park debut.

Known for her hit songs – ‘Guilty’, ‘Woman In Love’, ‘The way We Were’, ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’, ‘Rain On My Parade’ and many more – Streisand is the epitome of original.

LOS ANGELES, CA – AUGUST 02: (EDITORS NOTE: This image has been retouched.) Barbra Streisand performs onstage during the tour opener for “Barbra – The Music… The Mem’ries… The Magic!” at Staples Center on August 2, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for BSB )

In 1977, Streisand became the first female composer to win a best song Oscar for ‘Evergreen’ from “A Star Is Born”. The film was most recently remade by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper, which Streisand has shown great admiration for.

Streisand has never forgotten her roots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she struggled briefly as an actress and nightclub singer in New York during the early 60s before she shot to stardom on Broadway. She made a historic homecoming to Brooklyn in 2012 and again in 2016.

Last year she released Walls, her first set of original songs since 2005 and a comment on President Trump’s America. Streisand has also worked with fellow BST headliner Celine Dion, as well as Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond and many more.

Fellow headliners already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 are Celine Dion (5th July), Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).