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Adele confirms all-female lineups for Hyde Park shows next month

Gabrielle, Kacey Musgraves and Self Esteem are among the big names

By Joe Goggins

Adele on stage in 2016
The shows are her first in five years. (Photo: Kristopher Harris/Wikimedia Commons)

Adele has revealed full details of the supporting cast for her two huge Hyde Park gigs in London next month.

The ’30’ singer, who is returning to the stage for the first time since she aborted her planned Las Vegas residency at the eleventh hour last year, will bring an all-female lineup to her hometown on both dates. The bill will run the gamut from UK soul old-hand Gabrielle to US country star Kacey Musgraves, with the likes of R&B up-and-comer Mahalia, cutting-edge BERWYN collaborator Chrissi and indie pop sensations Self Esteem and Nilüfer Yanya also in attendance on July 1 and 2.

The stacked lineup is rounded out by Tiana Major9, Bonnie Kemplay, Ruti and Tamzene. In a message shared to her social media pages, Adele said of the hand-picked bill: “The line up for my Hyde Park shows next week is going to blow your socks off!! An all female bill, from new artists that I’m obsessed with to the heavenly @spaceykacey to one of my favorite artists of all time @gabrielleuk who I’ve loved since I was 4!!”

She went on to conclude: “It’s going to be incredible, there’s a whole host of us performing all day, I can’t wait to share the main stage with you ladies ♥️.” A quick look through the comments on her Instagram post, though, suggested a mixed response to the announcement, mainly in relation to the ongoing lack of information about when her axed Vegas dates might be made up. “ARE YOU COMING TO LAS VEGAS OR NOT?” asked @mrspichardo2, whilst @breyana.ayana said “what about everyone who bought LV residency and got effed :(cmon man.”

Those gigs would have run from January to April this year, but were called off on account of “delivery delays” and positive COVID-19 tests within her team, at less than 24 hours’ notice. She has vowed to reschedule, but information has not been forthcoming. It means that the Hyde Park gigs will be her first since 2017, when she headlined Wembley Stadium twice; she was set for a four-night stand, but the latter two dates were nixed due to illness.