It will be King’s first London gig in more than 25 years.
Carole King has been announced as the latest headlining act for this year’s British Summer Time Festival at London's Hyde Park. King will headline the annual event on Sunday July 3rd and will be playing her classic 1972 album Tapestry in full.
Carole King will headline BST Hyde Park on July 3rd.
"I can't wait to perform Tapestry from beginning to end for the first time... in the heart of one of my favourite cities," the 74-year-old told BBC 6 Music. King added that it "actually wasn't my idea" to play the album in full, but "no-one has ever thought to ask [before] and I loved the the idea.”
"I'll be adding other songs because it would be a very short set if I only did Tapestry," she continued. "I might actually even have it on my social networks where people can offer up their favourites and see if we can get a consensus and help me figure out which songs to add.”
"The whole thing is very exciting to me. I’m really looking forward to it.” The concert will be the first time she has performed in the capital since 1989.
King's music is also currently the subject of West End show, Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, which tells the story of her early life and career using songs that she wrote with former husband Gerry Goffin.
At the Hyde Park show King will be supported by Eagles drummer Don Henley and her daughter Louise Goffin. "I know I'm not alone in considering Don Henley one of the greatest songwriters of our time," King said. "I'm looking forward to hearing classic Eagles songs and other hits from Don and his band.”
So far Massive Attack, Florence + The Machine, Mumford & Sons and Take That have been announced as headlining the festival's other dates. Last year’s headliners included Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue and The Who.