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AEG agrees that Neil Young can step aside

18 December 2018

PROMOTER AEG Presents and Barclaycard have agreed that the Hyde Park concert with Neil Young and Bob Dylan can take place outside of the annual summer series of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time shows.

The sold-out concert will now be a stand-alone entity on the same day, 12 July, with all tickets valid.

The decision as made after Young objected to being part of an event sponsored by Barclaycard.

In a now-deleted post on his website, Young apologised to fans and claimed he was unaware the joint show was due to be announced. “That doesn’t work for me”, he said, going on the describe Barclays bank as a “fossil fuel funding entity”.

Acknowledging the change, a joint statement on behalf of AEG Presents and Barclaycard says, “The Barclaycard presents British Summer Time concert series remains unaffected and will continue as normal with more headliners to be announced in early 2019.”

Young performed as part of the series in 2014, under the Barclaycard presents banner, with no apparent objection.

Other BST headliners include Robbie Williams and Florence + the Machine.

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