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Burna Boy to become first ever African artist to headline a UK stadium

The self-described African giant will make history when he plays the London Stadium next summer

By Nick Reilly

Burna Boy (Picture: Paul Hampartsoumian)

Burna Boy has announced details of his first ever UK stadium show next summer.

The former Rolling Stone UK cover star and self-described African Giant will headline the London Stadium on June 3, 2023 as part of the ‘Love, Damini’ tour, becoming the first African artist to headline a UK stadium.

Tickets go on sale at 10am GMT, Friday, November 25 and you can buy them here.

Speaking about the upcoming London date, Burna Boy said: “London Stadium is going to be my fairground! I’ve been told that I couldn’t achieve anything because of where I came from, I hope this can show people that when you have a dream it doesn’t matter where you’ve come from, your dream can come true. This is going to be legendary, it’s history and I can’t wait for you all to be a part of that.”

His last album came in ‘Love, Damini’, which dropped in July 2022.

Describing the record, Rolling Stone UK said: “Burna Boy returns with his sixth studio album, Love, Damini. Across 19 tracks, the African Giant gets personal, with each track exploring significant events within his own life. Along the way he brings in a huge cast of collaborators, with Ed Sheeran, J Hus, Kehlani, J. Balvin, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo being just a small number of names involved.”