American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020
First headliner announced
American Express presents BST Hyde Park announce the biggest girl band in the world Little Mix as the first headliner for 2020. The foursome, Perrie Edwards, Jesy Nelson, Leigh-Anne Pinnock and Jade Thirwall, are hitting the capital on 4th July!
Little Mix say: “We’re so excited to perform at BST Hyde Park. It’s such a massive gig with a huge crowd, so it’s definitely going to be one of our 2020 highlights. We’ve been to see acts at BST before and it’s always such a party atmosphere. We’ll be bringing that to our set next year for sure!”
Over the past 8 years, Little Mix have achieved the extraordinary – forming as a group on X Factor in 2011 and winning the series, to becoming genuine global stars. Now, they are headlining American Express presentsBST Hyde Park – a festival that has featured some of their biggest idols – in the city where it all began. In 2014, the group supported the legendary Tom Jones and now they return for their own show with the headliner status they deserve.
The news comes after the group’s triumphant European tour LM5: The Tour which included an incredible 5 nights at The O2 in London, with a surprise guest appearance from grime king Stormzy. Their latest album ‘LM5’ was released in 2018 and includes hit single ‘Woman Like Me’, and standout tracks ‘Strip’ and ‘Wasabi’.
From 9am Monday 25 November until 8.30am Thursday 28 November 2019, eligible American Express Cardmembers can exclusively purchase tickets before they go on sale to the general public. Visit axs.com/bstamexpresale to book. T&Cs apply.
Little Mix have grown into both pop superstars and incredible role models for their young fans since they formed in 2011. They have released 5 albums and array of pop smashes like ‘Black Magic’, ‘Shout Out To My Ex’, ‘Power’, ‘Touch’ and ‘Secret Love Song’, plus collaborations with Nicki Minaj, Stormzy, Missy Elliott, Jason Derulo and more. They have won 2 BRIT Awards, earned themselves 4 UK no.1 singles and their 2016 album ‘Glory Days’ spent an impressive 5 weeks at the top spot in the UK albums chart.
They have always flown the flag for their LGBTQ+ fans and have been accoladed in the LGBTQ+ community, having won the ‘Changemakers’ category at the 2019 British LGBT Awards and receiving the ‘Honorary Gay Award’ at the Attitude Awards the previous year.
Little Mix have just announced a brand new TV series for BBC One in 2020, Little Mix The Search. The series, made by ModestTV, will see the band creating bands and becoming mentors to a new wave of talent. The singers who make it into new bands will live together and gain access to Little Mix’s inner circle who have contributed to their phenomenal success, including vocal coaches, song writers, producers and stylists.
Next summer, Little Mix fans can come together to celebrate their biggest festival headlining show yet at American Express presents BST Hyde Park. More artists to be announced.
American Express presents BST Hyde Park 2020 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 8th edition. It has become THE place to be in the London summer, a date in the diary for 100s of 1000s of fans every year.
Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that has seen The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album ‘Tapestry’ in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines and many more.
There was Celine Dion slaying, Stevie Wonder stunning with a greatest hits set, Barbra Streisand charming fans and critics alike in a rare show, Florence + The Machine bringing a host of female performers to their day as well as co-headliners The Nationaland finally, Robbie Williams royally entertaining a sold out Hyde Park.
And of course, Open House will return, the FREE 4 day event between the two weekends of music, offering amazing events and activities for everyone – free vibrant live music & entertainment, sensational open-air cinema nights, live sport showings, street food, pop up bars and loads for the family too.
Alongside bringing fans the superstar artists they deserve, is a real commitment to Accessibility, Community and Sustainability that American Express presents BST Hyde Park is very proud of…and strives to improve year on year.
In 2019, the event was awarded Gold on Attitude Is Everything’s Charter of Best Practice for its facilities for deaf and disabled fans, the highest award available. Industry leading facilities include accessible viewing areas, roaming drinks vendors, lowered counters, dedicated accessible entrances with shuttles from car parking, British Sign Language interpreters for all acts on The Great Oak Stage, accessible toilets at every toilet block, Hearing Induction Loops, and free Companion passes for all ticket types.
Community initiatives do not stop with the midweek programme either, it also includes interns from local colleges working with the team, local schools performing at Open House, local food traders and much more. Sustainability is at the heart of the festival with a green team advising fans on recycling, fuel from 100% renewable resources, 100% biodegradable food packaging, and compostable paper cups across the site. Artists are even advised on greener riders. Real time power monitoring and innovative hybrid and battery solutions in 2019 helped reduce energy use by over 25% and the festival continues to find ways to be more environmentally friendly. This year the event is partnering with Energy Revolution to help visitor balance their travel emissions.
American Express presents BST Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Shortlisted for the Greener Festival Award at the 2019 Festival Awards
Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ BST Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013
‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013
Tickets are on sale Thursday 28th November at 9am
Ticket prices from £65 +BF
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