The Motown legend will perform his masterpiece album in its entirety at the live open air concert on July 10 (16).

Following on from a hugely successful 18 month run in the U.S., this will be the first time the star has visited U.K shores to treat fans to a performance of his classic 1976 album which celebrates its 40th anniversary this year.

The album was released to critical and peer acclaim, bringing the world classic hits such as Sir Duke, Isn't She Lovely and I Wish.

and inspired a roll-call of fellow artists including Elton John, Michael Jackson and Kanye West who has said the album "sets the bar" in musical accomplishment.

"Let me put it this way: wherever I go in the world, I always take a copy of Songs In The Key of Life. For me, it's the best album ever made and I'm always left in awe after I listen to it," explained Elton on the album's lasting appeal Elton.

The LP spent 13 weeks at the number one in the U.K. charts and won the Grammy award for album of the year and best male pop vocal performance in 1977.

Stevie's performance will feature his 30-piece touring band, including his first daughter Aisha, who is said to have been the inspiration for the album's standout hit Isn't She Lovely.

"I can't think of a better way for us to announce our final act for BST Hyde Park than with Stevie Wonder's masterpiece 'Songs In The Key of Life'. Arguably the greatest album ever performed, by one of the greatest recording artists and live performers of all time. It's a historic event that cannot be missed," said a spokesman for the highly anticipated festival.

The veteran singer will headline a weekend of performances at the festival, including Kendrick Lamar, Florence & The MAChine, Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Ella Eyre and Take That.

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