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British Summer Time unveils its second 2020 headliner

Pearl Jam join Little Mix in heading up the concert series in London’s Hyde Park.

Pearl Jam (Danny Clinch/PA)
Pearl Jam (Danny Clinch/PA)

By Alex Green, PA Entertainment Reporter

American rock band Pearl Jam have been revealed as the second headliners of British Summer Time 2020.

The Seattle-formed group, fronted by singer Eddie Vedder, will play the concert series in London’s Hyde Park on Friday July 10.

The gig, celebrating 30 years of Pearl Jam, will be their only UK date on their European tour.

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Pixies (British Summer Time/PA)

The five-piece will be supported by grunge rockers Pixies and garage punk band White Reaper, with more acts to be added.

They are the second headliners to be announced, after Little Mix revealed they will top their own day on Saturday July 4.

Pearl Jam formed in 1990 in Seattle in the US state of Washington, the same home city as their grunge contemporaries Soundgarden.

The group consists of Vedder, guitarists Mike McCready and Stone Gossard, bassist Jeff Ament and drummer Matt Cameron.

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British Summer Time festival takes place in Hyde Park in London (Matt Crossick/PA)

Their debut album Ten produced the singles Alive, Even Flow and Jeremy which all charted in the UK top 40.

The album has achieved triple platinum status in Britain and is a diamond record in the US after achieving platinum sales 13 times.

In April 2017 they were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in their first year of eligibility.

Tickets go on sale at 10am on Saturday December 7 with pre-sale tickets also available.

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