Phil Collins caps comeback with headline date at Hyde Park festival

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Phil Collins will perform his biggest solo show to date as it is announced he will headline a British music festival.

The former Genesis frontman joins American band Green Day as one of the headliners for British Summer Time Hyde Park.

Phil Collins speaks during a press conference at the Royal Albert Hall, London, after he announced a series of live shows at the venue in 2017. (yui Mok)
Phil Collins speaks during a press conference at the Royal Albert Hall, London, after he announced a series of live shows at the venue in 2017. (yui Mok)

Collins, 65, recently also announced a comeback tour after changing his mind about retiring.

He said: "The reaction from the British public has been overwhelming. I can't wait to play Hyde Park and see everyone there."

As part of his comeback tour the singer will play five nights at London's Royal Albert Hall next summer as well as dates in Cologne and Paris.

Phil Collins will play at BST Hyde Park
Phil Collins will play at BST Hyde Park

His Hyde Park show will take place on June 30 next year.

The In The Air Tonight and Another Day In Paradise star officially retired in 2002.

Talking in October about coming out of retirement, he told a press conference: "I stopped work because I wanted to be a dad at home. As bad luck would have it, as soon as I retired, my family split up.

"I didn't have anyone to go home to. That's why I started drinking."

Phil Collins in 2007 (Riccardo De Luca/AP)
Phil Collins in 2007 (Riccardo De Luca/AP)

He added: "I'm living with my young kids. They want me to go out on the road and do my thing, and why not?"

Previous headliners of the Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park include Taylor Swift, The Rolling Stones, Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder.