Stevie's 60th birthday festival gig
Published 23/03/2010 | 12:56
Stevie Wonder is to celebrate his 60th birthday with a headlining gig at Hard Rock Calling.
The 22-time Grammy winner, who actually hits the milestone on May 13, will top the bill at the open-air festival in London's Hyde Park on June 26, alongside Corinne Bailey Rae, James Morrison and Jamiroquai.
It will be Corinne's first festival performance this year.
"I'm so excited to be playing with Stevie! I have been lucky enough to watch him play from the side of the stage before and it was amazing. His songs and his voice are so beautiful, it's a real honour to be chosen to support him," she said.
Brit award-winner James said: "Stevie Wonder is one of those rare artists who only come along once in a lifetime and who many will try to emulate and imitate but will never better.
"Stevie is, and always will be, a legend and I'm honoured and excited to be playing with him in Hyde Park. Ever since I started listening to him as a kid, he has given me so much musical inspiration and he really opened my eyes to what can be created with pure feel and emotion in music."
He added: "It's going to be an amazing day, Stevie, myself, the beautiful and amazing spirit of Corinne and the funky Jay Kay."
Tickets for the June 26 show will go on sale at 9am on March 26.