Kendrick Lamar joins BST Hyde Park festival with Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam and Little Mix – how to get tickets

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Kendrick Lamar has been announced as the latest headliner for British Summer Time festival in London’s Hyde Park.

The DAMN artist will close the festival’s first weekend on Sunday 5 July, with support from special guests James Blake and Brittany Howard.

Tickets for the Lamar date will go on sale at 10am on 24 January.

Lamar joins fellow headliners Taylor Swift, Pearl Jam, and Little Mix. His addition to the lineup – his latest of several major festival performances – is likely to fuel speculation that he will headline this year’s Glastonbury.

Little Mix are headlining on 4 July; Pearl Jam on 10 July; and Swift on 11 July.

Got sweaty palms already? Check out our handy tips for dealing with the demand:

1) Make sure you are ready and waiting with the web page up at least five minutes before 9am.

2) Do not let your computer, phone or whatever device holds the key to your happiness run out of battery.

3) Register your details with the website you are booking from in advance, if you can, but don’t panic if you haven’t left enough time as your tickets will be held while you fill out your information

4) Check how many tickets you are allowed to buy in one purchase. If you try to buy more than the limited number, your booking may be cancelled without notice, meaning no one gets to go.

5) Get your friends to try too, but stay in contact in case you all succeed and end up with a bunch of tickets you didn’t want. If you do need to sell any on, do so at face value. No one likes a tout.

6) Be patient and avoid refreshing or switching between browsers. Stick with one tab and have some faith. Be prepared to wait for an hour to get tickets.

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