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Marina to share the stage with Kylie Minogue

04 Jun 2024 4 minute read
Kylie Minogue. Image: YouTube. Marina. Image: BIMM Music Institute London

Stephen Price

Welsh singer-songwriter Marina Diamandis has been announced as a special guest at Kylie Minogue’s highly anticipated BST Hyde Park Show next month.

Minogue, who herself has Welsh ancestry through her mum, Carol who was born in Maesteg, will be taking to the stage as part of Hyde Park’s summer concert series on July 13.

She will now be joined by Marina, Anitta and ALTÉGO, with more special guests soon to be announced.

Taking to Instagram to share the news with her 2 million followers, Marina wrote: “Surprise! I’ll be supporting the one and only Kylie Minogue at BST Hyde Park on July 13th.

“This is going to be such a special evening. Very excited.”

Also headlining BST Hyde Park this summer are Kings Of Leon (June 30), Morgan Wallen (July 4) Andrea Bocelli (July 5), Robbie Williams (July 6), Shania Twain (July 7), Stevie Nicks (July 12) and Stray Kids (July 14).

Welsh diamond

Marina, who was born in Brynmawr and raised in Abergavenny, previously sang under the title ‘Marina and the Diamonds’.

Breaking through in 2009, her debut studio album The Family Jewels was released in 2010 with the smash hit, “Im not a Robot’.

As a child, Marina attended Haberdashers’ Monmouth School for Girls. Reflecting on the experience, she said: “I sort of found my talent there… I was the one who always skived off choir, but I had an incredible music teacher who managed to convince me I could do anything.”

At the age of 16, she moved to Greece to be with her father and to connect with her paternal heritage and learn to speak the language, learning to sing Greek folk songs with her grandmother.

With five studio albums under her belt, Marina’s vocal prowess and poetic lyrics have earned her a legion of fans across the world, and many of her songs are currently huge viral hits on TikTok.


Marina shared details of a forthcoming book of poetry featuring original poetry and artwork earlier this year, titled, ‘Eat the World’.

She said at the time: “Very excited for you all to hold this in your hands,” she said.

“Writing this book over the course of a year was a magical, playfully dark process that freed me in ways I couldn’t have anticipated.

“I am *of course* slightly terrified at putting the contents of my brain and life out there. But I’m equally excited for it to be out in the world. This book is so precious to me.”

Marina with Welsh fan, Dave Parry (Credit: Dave Parry)

According to the Rolling Stone, the “book intertwines Diamandis’ musings with gorgeous artwork as the singer explores her experiences with dating, reflects on some dark moments in her life, and examines her early career and her “Marina and the Diamonds” days with compassion”


Talking to Rolling Stone about her music career, she said: “I don’t even know what’s coming with music. All I know is that I feel different, and I also don’t feel in a mad rush.

“I feel like this next record’s going to be important, and I think the poetry book is also reflective of that. I’m able to take a left turn and do something that was genuinely just for the joy of doing it.

“I’m in a separate part of my memory bank. That’s how it feels.”

Eat the World by Marina Diamandis is set to be published on October 29 via Penguin Random House. You can pre-order the book here.

Any remaining tickets for Minogue’s show featuring Marina can be found here.

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