Neil Young has dropped Barclaycard as the sponsor for his co-headline slot with Bob Dylan at London's Hyde Park next summer.
Earlier this week Neil Young revealed that the tickets for his British Summertime Hyde Park show next year had gone on sale without his consent.
In a post on his archives site, Young expressed, "I was still finessing the art for the poster and trying to make sure that all the details of the show were agreeable to me. Then, suddenly, someone jumped the gun. The tickets were put on sale and the announcement was made, all without my knowledge."
Young reveals that his hesitation is due to Barclays' involvement as a sponsor, "I learned that the show had a sponsor, ‘Barclays Bank’, a fossil fuel funding entity. That doesn’t work for me. I believe in Science. I worry about the Climate Crisis and am deeply concerned about its massive global ramifications and my beautiful grandchildren’s future."
After revealing the situation, another new post has been made available on his archives site, which states, "the Hyde Park show will proceed without Barclays as a sponsor."