BRITAIN’S GREATEST ENTERTAINER CLOSES AN UNFORGETTABLE BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

BRITAIN’S GREATEST ENTERTAINER CLOSES AN UNFORGETTABLE BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

LONDON, ENGLAND – JULY 14: Robbie Williams performs at the Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park at Hyde Park on July 14, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan)

BRITAIN’S GREATEST ENTERTAINER CLOSES AN UNFORGETTABLE BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

Robbie Williams’s thrilling performance was the perfect way to close another iconic edition of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – a day that also featured Black Eyed Peas, Keane, TexasFeeder and Saint Sister.

Since bursting on to the stage as the youngest member of Take That in 1990 and then going solo in 1995, Robbie Williams has been at the top of his game for nearly 30 years, and has become a national treasure. His recent appearance as a judge on The X Factor has only increased this, quickly becoming the programmes’ most entertaining, witty and enchanting judge.

Tonight, we saw all the charm, charisma and talent flowing through him, living up to his reputation as one of the world’s greatest entertainers. From a heart-warming rendition of ‘Sweet Caroline’ alongside his father Pete Williams to inviting a fan to sit on a couch on-stage for a personal serenade from Robbie – there was never a dull moment with him at the helm.

Robbie also addressed his recent time on The X Factor. “I went on The X factor and has the best time. What you don’t expect is to fall in love with the contestants. And on it I said I would let some of them perform with me at Hyde Park tonight, so please welcome LMA Choir” Accompanied by the 14 Liverpudlian singers, they sung a gorgeous rendition of the Take That classic, ‘Never Forget’.

As the set draw to a close, Robbie ended his career-spanning show with his signature song ‘Angels’, cueing the fireworks to light up the packed-out Hyde Park and illuminating the thousands of onlookers belting the words right back.

TheBlack EyedPeas flew onto the stage and straight into the pumping track ‘Let’s Get It Started’, before quickly moving into ‘Imma Be’ and then ‘Rock That Body’. Instantly Hyde Park turned into a dancefloor, with the trio of will.i.am, apl.de.ap, and Taboo dictating the tempo. The high-intensity set showed no signs off letting up, with the group even inviting South London’s finest Ms Banks on stage to perform her hit ‘Snack’. It was only fitting for the group to finish on their chart-topping anthem, ‘Where Is The Love’. “This song is dedicated to every single one of you. Our first big hit in this country.”

Making their first return to London in seven years, Keane seized their opportunity on the Great Oak Stage. Spearheaded by the charming Tom Chaplin, the band offered a set packed with fan-favourites such as ‘Crystal Ball’ and ‘Nothing In My Way’ off 2006’s Under The Iron Sea to ‘Somewhere Only We Know’ and ‘Everybody’s Changing’ off their 2004 debut Hopes and Fears. Tom also took a moment to discuss their anticipated forthcoming LP, one that tackles and addresses his issues of depression, before playing current single, ‘The Way I Feel’.

Texas skipped onto the scene to the shimmering, bass-heavy track ‘Inner Smile’, seeing Sharleen Spiteri bouncing up and down the stage much the audience’s delight. Another highlight included the 1999 hit ‘Summer Sun’, which Spiteri declared “We’ve been lucky enough that every time we play this one the weather in Hyde Park is good, let’s keep that going!” 

Welsh rockers Feeder open the Great Oak Stage with their soaring classic ‘Feeling a Moment’ – bringing every member of the ever-growing crowd to their feet. They then journey the audience on a wild USA road trip with newest single ‘California’. “We’re gonna take you back to the late 90s”, cried frontman Grant Nicholas, before launching into one of their earlier bangers ‘High’, followed by anthem ‘Buck Rogers’.

Barclaycard Stage welcomed a host of talent including The X Factor finalists United Vibe, as well as Acacia & AaliyahMisunderstood and Saint Sister.

Summer Stage was the perfect place to be during the glorious British sunshine, and the music was equally pleasant thanks to Matt WilsonRaphiRoe and Callum Beattie.

The final day of BST Hyde Park featured famous names such as Tiger Lily, Pixie Geldof, Alexa Chung, Chris Moyles, Louise Redknapp, Andrew Scott, Boy George, and Laura Whitmore.

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Florence and the Machine, The National + many more wow BST Hyde Park

Florence and the Machine, The National + many more wow BST Hyde Park

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Florence and the Machine, The National + many more wow BST Hyde Park

The second Saturday of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park welcomed its first magnificent co-headline day this year; Florence + The Machine and The National, supported by a line-up of indisputably brilliant and pioneering artists. This headline show at Hyde Park tops off what has been a remarkable 16 months for Florence Welch, whose fourth album High As Hopegranted her the third Mercury Prize nomination of her career.

After an incredible day of passionate performances, Florence came to the stage ready for a brand-new take on her 2018 High As Hope tour. Florence and her mighty machine began the set with the gorgeous ‘June’, followed by the thunderous hit ‘Hunger’ from her latest album, twirling and leaping around the Great Oak Stage as she sang. She then treated the crowd to earlier material, including ‘Kiss With A Fist’, ‘Ship To Wreck’ and ‘Only If For A Night’, as an army of Florence fans, many adorned in floral headbands, sang along to every single word.

Florence spoke to the crowd as the sun began to set, “Welcome to the matriarchy, it’s fun. This festival was brought together by women.” She continued “I would like to dedicate this song to Arya Stark.” before launching into ‘Jenny of Oldstones’, as featured on the recent soundtrack for series Game of Thrones. Her repertoire ranged beautifully from the classic retake on ‘You’ve Got The Love’, to ‘Dog Days Are Over’ to ‘What Kind of Man’ and newer songs such as ‘End of Love’ and ‘Patricia’.

She grinned, “I’m so overwhelmed by this. To come from playing the Old Blue Last and Camden every week…. so I cannot believe that, 10 years later, we are still here. The thing that has been so beautiful is the community that has built up around these shows. This will be our last London show for… a little bit.” Florence asked the crowd to join in ‘Shake It Off’ before leaving the London stage. A stunning set to close a stunning day of music.

The National are an American indie institution and the loyalty of their followers was clear to see in Hyde Park today. Joined on stage by three spectacular artists in their own right – Gail Anne Dorsey (who worked with David Bowie previously), Lisa Hannigan and Pauline de Lassus, the band launched into ‘Don’t Swallow The Cap’. Frontman Matthew Berninger got leapt into the crowd throughout, as they graced the crowds with a career-spanning set, including older hits like ‘I Need My Girl’ and newer tunes from their recent record ‘I Am Easy To Find’. They ended in a beautiful crescendo of noise to ‘Terrible Love’ and ‘Mr November’.

Earlier on the Great Oak Stage, Lykke Li wowed the crowds with her impressive dancing and sultry persona on stage. She treated the crowds to ‘No Rest For The Wicked’, ‘so sad, so sexy’ and ‘Just Like A Dream’ as she danced with a tambourine in one hand and the crowd in the other.

Blood Orange AKA Devonte Hynes, who has toured previously with friend Florence Welch, brought another level of coolness to Hyde Park as he excited fans with classics such as ‘You’re Not Good Enough’. He later joined cool trio Khruangbin on stage. Their bopping baselines and catchy beats provided the summer soundtrack on this sunny Saturday. Nadine Shah brought a glorious wave of energy to Hyde Park before this, praising Florence for the “female heavy” line up of the day in between songs.

The crowds swarmed to the Summer Stage for Self Esteem, who recently returned to the scene with her latest album Compliments Please after a hugely successful decade as one half of indie duo, Slow Club. First up on the Great Oak Stage was Cherry Glazerr, who brought their sweet and savage LA sound to Hyde Park, led by the band’s indomitable frontwoman Clementine Creevy, dressed in a stark red two piece. Soul singer Mathilda Homer provided the cool, calming jazz on the Summer Stage – with the sun shining down on her and the intrigued crowd.

Other acts earlier in the day included Connie Constance, CC Honeymoon and Roses Gabor.

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TWO OF MUSIC’S GREATEST ICONS AMAZE  A SOLD-OUT HYDE PARK

TWO OF MUSIC’S GREATEST ICONS AMAZE A SOLD-OUT HYDE PARK

TWO OF MUSIC’S GREATEST ICONS AMAZE A SOLD-OUT HYDE PARK

For the first time in history, two of the world’s greatest musicians performed on the same billing – Bob Dylan and Neil Young. It was a day of music that was simply unmissable, with tickets selling out in a matter of minutes. And it’s easy to see why, this was a unique moment in music that perhaps may never be repeated.

Bob Dylan’s impact on popular music and culture is immeasurable. The recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature, he is responsible for some of the most influential albums of all time, such as The Freewheelin’ Bob DylanHighway 61 Revisited and Blonde on Blonde. And here, on the Great Oak Stage, onlookers were treated to one of the park’s most special shows.

As soon as the opening notes of ‘Ballard Of A Thin Man’ occupied the air, Dylan commanded the crowd, taking them on a sonic journey through his 50+ year career. Sporting his distinctive hat and a glitzy jacket, he remained mostly perched behind the piano, performing hits such as ‘Make You Feel My Live’, ‘Highway 61 Revisited’ and ‘Like A Rolling Stone’. But with such an iconic voice and a back-catalogue that has made him one of the best-selling artists of all time, that’s all he needed to do. Throughout the set, Bob did it his way – with a grin that made it clear to see he was cherishing the moment just as much as the audience.

Neil Young remains the only artist of the rock era to compare to Dylan, and his performance shortly before Dylan’s was equally historic. Joined by his band, Promise Of The Real (including Lukas Nelson, the son of Willie Nelson and of A Star Is Born fame), they offered a comprehensive, career-spanning set. From the stunning, drawn out guitar passages on opener ‘Mansion On The Hill’ to gorgeous chorus on ‘Alabama’ or the beautiful harmonica chords on ‘Heart Of Gold’, magic was truly in the air.

The onstage chemistry between Young and The Promise of The Real was clear for all to see – best showcased during their playful, riveting guitar and drum solos on ‘Rockin’ in The Free World’. After this, the band collectively bowed and left the stage, before returning for a triumphant encore of ‘Like A Hurricane’, ‘I’ve Been Waiting for You’ and ‘Piece of Crap’.

Laura Marling is another artist who has had her fair share of accolades, winning the BRIT Award for Best British Female Solo Artist in 2011, several Mercury Prize nominations and a Grammy Award nomination. She is also regarded as one of the finest songwriters of her generation. Joined by a drummer and two talented female backing vocalists, they opened with ‘Master Hunter’, also performing the likes of ‘Devil’s Spoke’, ‘How Can I’ and ‘Daisy’. Other than a polite thank you to the audience, she let her music do all the talking.

Charlyn Marie Marshall aka Cat Power left the crowd in awe after an inspiring show. Hushed, vibrant, reverbed vocals floated over lo-fi guitar twangs, echoing around Hyde Park as the US musician and her note-perfect band worked their way through tracks off her critically acclaimed 2018 LP Wanderer and even ‘Song To Bobby’ from her debut album, Jukebox.

Opening the Great Oak Stage was young English heartthrob and Brit Awards Critic’s Choice winner, Sam Fender. After finishing ‘The Borders’, off his forthcoming LP, he declared “This is a day that me and my band are going to brag about for the rest of our lives, sharing a stage with Bob Dylan.” Despite being the first act on, the park was already bustling with eagerness, and Fender’s catchy, cheerful tunes only upped the excitement and anticipation for the day ahead.

Opening the North Stage was Boy Azooga, fresh from their recent stint supporting Neil Young. Also featuring were rock’n’rollers Vista Kicks and US ‘gothic blues’ singer Adia Victoria.

The Summer Stage welcome a whole of host of talent in Hardwicke CircusFlyte and hotly-topped Manchester four-piece, Big Society.

An iconic show naturally attracted celebrities in their droves, including: Kate Moss, Nick Cave, Woody Harrelson, Noel Gallagher, Jimmy Fallon, Sadie Frost, Cara and Poppy Delevingne.

Iconic record label Decca’s 90th anniversary exhibition at Village Green

Iconic record label Decca’s 90th anniversary exhibition at Village Green

Iconic record label Decca’s 90thanniversary exhibition at Village Green

Metal is proud to host the Decca 90 anniversary exhibition at Chalkwell Hall during Village Green on Saturday 13 July. Founded in 1929, Decca became known as The Supreme Record Company and it has been an iconic label ever since. Village Green is the only opportunity outside London to see the exhibition.

The exhibition traces the history of the prestigious label from its formation to the present day. Decca, now part of the Universal Music group, has a unique character, an illustrious past and an exciting future. The label that signedDavid Bowie and releasedPavorotti’s ground-breaking recordings, is now home to Irish singer and songwriterImelda May and superstar cellist  ShekuKanneh-Mason and an extensive roster of some of the finest artists in the worldAs Decca celebrates its 90thanniversary with a year-long series of releases, concerts and events, its pop up exhibition comes to Village Green to show why its early mission statement of being “The Supreme Record Company” is as relevant today as ever.

Decca 90 has come to Village Green thanks to its long-standing compere and Middle Age Spread DJ Daryl Easlea, who, in his other life is a writer, music consultant and the Curator of Decca’s 90th anniversary.

Tickets for Village Green are on sale now. As in previous years, 500 free tickets are available to holders of Southend Council’s Advantage Card C. These can be picked up from the Southend Borough Council reception – just have your Advantage Card C ready to show.

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THE ULTIMATE ICON CLOSES A FULLY SOLD OUT  OPENING WEEKEND OF BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK IN STYLE

THE ULTIMATE ICON CLOSES A FULLY SOLD OUT OPENING WEEKEND OF BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK IN STYLE

THE ULTIMATE ICON CLOSES A FULLY SOLD OUT 
OPENING WEEKEND OF BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK IN STYLE 

📸 David Lim

Barbra Streisand’s spectacular performance was a fitting way to close a truly special sold out first weekend of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – also featuring Bryan Ferry, Kris Kristofferson, The Kingdom Choir, Richard Marx, Jamie Lawson and more.

Streisand is the epitome of original. She has had Number 1 albums in each of the last six decades – the greatest longevity for any solo recording artist with 11 US Number 1 albums, 6 in the UK – and also an extensive film career that has seen her win 2 Oscars, 10 Grammys (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), 5 Emmys and the Golden Globe ‘Best Director’ – the only woman to who have ever won this.

Tonight, on stage in Hyde Park, we saw the American showcase not only her amazing musical prowess, but also her natural charisma and hilarious acting skills – with onstage antics that ranged from impersonating a cockney accent to regularly sipping English Breakfast Tea in true British fashion. She hilariously tweaked the lyrics in opening track ‘As If We Never Said Goodbye’, mentioning the likes of Hyde Park, clotted cream, Cornish pasties and even Meghan Markle. The crowd roared in approval.

“On the way here, the driver asked me if I’d gone to any of the Pride celebrations. And I said why would I? I knew they’d be here tonight!” She continued “I believe everyone has the right to love everyone whoever they choose”.

The performance also featured a truly star-studded array of guests. Following Barbra speaking about her iconic role in A Star Is Born, she brought out none other than Kris Kristofferson to duet for the first ever time onstage, performing ‘Lost Inside Of You’ from the aforementioned film. Later, West End’s finest Ramin Karimloo took to the stage. Finally, Lionel Richie burst onto the scene for a duet of ‘The Way We Were’. “Can I tell you that being in front of this audience, your audience, and being here to sing this song with you is going to be the check of my life”, said Lionel.

Before Streisand, the typically sleek crooner Bryan Ferry had the duty of warming up the crowd for the headline show, something him and the note-perfect backing band did with ease. Donning a dapper navy suit, Bryan skipped, strutted and grooved through a myriad of hits such as ‘Can’t Let Go’, ‘You Can Dance’, ‘Let’s Stick Together’ and also some from his former band Roxy Music, including ‘Virginia Plain’, off their 1972 self-titled LP – just as the sun began to set on the gorgeous backdrop of Hyde Park.

Before joining Barbra on stage, country superstar Kris Kristofferson offered his own exceptional performance to a bustling Hyde Park basking in the glorious weather. “I’ve never seen so many people in my life”, chuckled Kris before striking the opening notes of his 1970 classic, ‘For The Good Times’. Other highlights included ‘That’s The Way Love Goes’, ‘Here Comes That Rainbow Again’, and closing number, ‘Please Don’t Tell Me How This Story Ends’.

Opening the Great Oak Stage was The Kingdom Choir, a London gospel choir who performed at the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. The 20 singers opened with a stunning rendition of Stormzy’s ‘Blinded By Your Grace, Pt. 2’, also doing an Aretha Franklin medley and even a cover of Coldplay’s ‘Fix You’.

The Barclaycard Stage welcomed a whole host of talent. Hannah Grace, who counts Lady Gaga as a fan, kicked off proceedings with a spellbinding performance, followed by singer-songwriter Jamie Lawson and the iconic, Grammy Award winning Richard Marx.

The aptly named Summer Stage featured AJ BrownRiva Taylorand Faouzia – whose powerful, infectious vocals and onstage charisma quickly drew in a massive crowd.

Famous names in attendance for Barbra Streisand included The Beckhams, Rebel Wilson, Myleene Klass, Dermot O’Leary, Andrew Scott, Ronan & Storm Keating, Leigh Francis, Claudia Winkleman, Richard Curtis, Emma Freud, Kelly Hoppen, Kate Garraway, Jacob Anderson, and of course Richard E. Grant – Barbra’s number one fan!

The second weekend welcomes a co-headline day of Florence + The Machine and The National, and Robbie Williams – who closes the seventh edition of BST Hyde Park. Plus, don’t miss the free midweek ‘Open House’ event linking the two weekends of music, from July 8 – 11. It features Free Movie Nights, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food, Pop Up Bars, Tennis Screenings, Main Stage Yoga with lululemon, Cabaret, Family Theatre, The Royal Parks Showcase, Piazza Birra Moretti & much more.

THE STEVIE WONDER SONG PARTY BRINGS A JOYOUS NIGHT OF CELEBRATION TO BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

THE STEVIE WONDER SONG PARTY BRINGS A JOYOUS NIGHT OF CELEBRATION TO BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

THE STEVIE WONDER SONG PARTY BRINGS A JOYOUS NIGHT OF CELEBRATION TO BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

Today saw Stevie Wonder headline the second unmissable day of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time, accompanied by a stunning support cast that included Lionel Richie, Lianne La Havas, Corinne Bailey Rae, Norman Jay MBE, The Heavy and Benedict Cork.

Few artists have made such a profound impact upon the music industry and society as Motown’s most enduring, recognisable face – Stevie Wonder. Aside from his unmatched back-catalogue that includes 32 #1 singles and worldwide sales of over 100 million units, his work as a tireless activist has elevated him beyond music stardom, a true great. And here to a packed-out Great Oak Stage, Stevie demonstrated why he remains one of the world’s finest performers and personalities.

Stevie’s dynamic, rich and infectious vocals glided through a plethora of tracks from his unparalleled career. From ‘Higher Ground’ to ‘Sir Duke’, from ‘Signed, Sealed, Delivered (I’m Yours)’ to ‘Superstitious’, the US singer’s voice seamlessly blended with the backing singers, drums, percussion, horns and more, accompanied by the swirling technicolour visuals behind illuminating the whole of Hyde Park. The performance also saw the US musician pay tribute to a number of greats, such as Amy Winehouse, Bob Marley, Aretha Franklin, Prince and David Bowie rounding up Stevie’s Song Party.

Towards the end of his show, Stevie stated, “I’m going to be doing three shows then taking a break. I’m having surgery. I’m going to have a kidney transplant at the end of September this year. I came here to give you my love and to thank you for yours. You ain’t gotta hear no rumours about us, I’m good” It was a typically defiant statement from an individual who has maintained his legacy in music for over 50 years, and who will no doubt continue this for generations to come.

Lionel Richie skipped onto stage and straight into the opening notes of ‘Running With The Night’, sounding just as sharp, sleek and sultry as upon its release 36 years ago. “I’m not going to do a lot of talking tonight. I’m just gonna’ play the songs and I hope you are going to sing along to every one of them!”Lionel’s wish was certainly granted, with the Hyde Park crowd bellowing back every word from tracks such as ‘Stuck On You’, ‘Endless Love’, ‘Hello’, ‘What A Feeling’ and ‘Say You, Say Me’.

As Lionel’s momentous set came to a close (following several outfit changes), he turned again to address the audience. “I’ve been in the business some 250 years, and it’s amazing every time I play these songs, the crowd gets even louder. I have two nine-year olds and one 12-year old having a great time, which means when I’m 96 they’ll be on the front row and we’ll still be kicking ass!”

Lianne La Havas burst onto the scene in 2012 with her debut album Is Your Love Big Enough, which earned her a nomination in the BBC’s Sound Of poll and The Mercury Prize. ‘Au Cinéma’, off the aforementioned LP, kicked off the UK singer’s stunning set, receiving a massive cheer of approval from the attendees. Other highlights included her exquisite rendition of the late Aretha Franklin’s ‘Say A Prayer’ and 2015’s ‘Unstoppable’.

Leeds soul queen Corinne Bailey Rae is a familiar face at Hyde Park, having performed here in 2016 – when Stevie Wonder also headlined. It was another rapturously received set, with Corinne even covering her personal favourite Stevie number, ‘Love Having You Around’. Wearing a shimmering gold dress and castanets in hand, Corinne worked her way through tracks from her four albums, with a special rendition of her iconic 2016 hit ‘Put Your Records On’.

West London’s finest Norman Jay MBE kicked off the Great Oak Stage with a smooth set, welcoming early attendees with Minnie Riperton’s gorgeous vocals on ‘Song For Everyman’ – setting the precedent for a day of sun-blushed music.

Opening the Barclaycard Stage was Joel Culpepper, who seamlessly flitted between falsetto and quick-fire bars, capped by an excellent rendition of Kelis’s 2003 anthem, ‘Millionaire’. Also featuring were vibrant girl band Four of Diamonds, Hype Park favourites The Cuban Brothers and rock royalty The Heavy, who gave a big shoutout to London Pride also taking place this weekend.

The Summer Stage welcomed a host of talent, including the debut show from Attawalpa, Conrad and Benedict Cork.

The Saturday line up attracted  stars  in  their  droves,  including Janet Jackson, Dua Lipa, Forest Whittaker, Tilda Swinton, David Schwimmer, Kate Beckinsale, David Walliams, Michael McIntyre, Sadiq Kahn, Nicole Richie, Joel Madden, Vicky McClure, Alesha Dixon, Emma Corrin, Beverley Knight and Chris Moyles.

Closing the first weekend of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time is the legendary Barbra Streisand. The second weekend welcomes a co-headline day of Florence + The Machine and The National, and Robbie Williams – who closes the seventh edition of BST Hyde Park.

CELINE DION KICK STARTS BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

CELINE DION KICK STARTS BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

CELINE DION KICK STARTS BARCLAYCARD PRESENTS BRITISH SUMMER TIME HYDE PARK

Celine Dion kicked off two weekends of spectacular live music in Hyde Park for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park today with a stunning supporting cast of Josh Groban, Claire Richards, Jazz Morley, The Adelaides, Molly Hocking, Alice Chater, Kerri Watt and Anoushka Lucas.

First up on the Barclaycard Stage was Anoushka Lucas. She wowed the crowds early on, the perfect warm up for a day of true vocal talent. The Wandering Hearts opened up the Great Oak Stage performing as the first act on the main stage for the day – their blend of country and folk music complimented a very sunny Hyde Park, they opened with hit ‘Fire & Water’ and performed ‘Wish I Could’ before treating the audience to their new song ‘Your Love Hurts’.  

The glowing UK country trio The Adelaides returned to BST Hyde Park after a brilliant first performance in 2018. This time, they drew in an even bigger crowd performing on the Barclaycard Stage with their vibrant country tunes and soaring vocals. 

Claire Richards took to the Great Oak Stage straight after, donning a sparkly white jacket trouser suit with her band and dancers dressed in matching white t-shirts with her ‘CR’ logo. Beaming and very pleased to be there Claire commented “Trying my very hardest to look like a professional up here but I am freaking out not only ‘cos it’s this stage but it’s Celine day! It’s the only reason I’m here today.” Richards performed new tracks as well as classic anthems from Steps including ‘One For Sorrow’ she was watched on by her former band member Ian ‘H’ Watkins. She also covered ‘Someone You Loved’ by Lewis Capaldi and dedicated it to her children: “I get to do a few covers for radio sessions and every time I do it my children accuse me of stealing other people’s songs and then they find out some Steps songs weren’t ours and they accuse me of stealing those. But this is probably the biggest song of this year so far.”

Renowned US singer Josh Groban wowed the crowds and showed his pure excitement for being in the United Kingdom; “I love this country, I love London, I love this park, I come here on my days off when I’m over here, I’m the weird guy on the bench with the swans.” His theatrical performance saw him cover Gene Wilder’s ‘Pure Imagination’ and ‘Over The Rainbow’ and his biggest smash hit ‘You Raise Me Up.’ He finished on a beautifully operatic version of ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water.’  

The one and only Celine Dion brought the house down like the ultimate icon she is, with an immense catalogue of hits and her hilariously quirky sense of humour to match. Celine made every person in the crowd feel like a best friend – even thanking them for joining her in the sing-a-long. In an emotional and passionate performance, she brought the glamour from her Las Vegas show with four costume changes. Rocking up on stage in a sparkly blue jumpsuit, Celine raved “‘I’m looking out at this sea of people you look beautiful! People of London – my people. Are you ready to have a good time with me tonight?”

Celine individually thanked all the supports who had come before her on the Great Oak Stage and also played homage to some of the huge films she has soundtracked on, including ‘Deadpool 2’, ‘Titanic’ and ‘Beauty And The Beast’. She also gave the UK their first live airing of her latest single ‘Flying On My Own’ and urged the audience to dance. She also paid tribute to artists including Prince with a special rendition of ‘Purple Rain’.

Celine finished her set with true class and a heartfelt tribute to John Lennon. She closed on ‘Imagine’, calling for peace and harmony “If I may, I would love to leave with this message of peace and harmony in the best way that I can.” The perfect ending to a perfect first day in Hyde Park. 

Lewis Capaldi to headline Kew the Music 10th July

Lewis Capaldi to headline Kew the Music 10th July

Lewis Capaldi to headline Kew the Music10th July

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew is very excited to announce that Lewis Capaldi will headline Kew the Music on 10 July. Lewis Capaldi has taken the UK by storm since the release of his groundbreaking singles ‘Grace’ and ‘Someone You Loved’. Lewis’ stunning voice and heartbreaklingly beautiful melodies have already made their impressive mark on the world. Not only has Capaldi reached UK No.1 with the UK’s fastest-selling album of 2019 so far, he also sold out his 2020 UK and Ireland arena tour in a matter of minutes.

Now, Kew the Music is the hottest ticket in London. Capaldi will be joined by supports Nina Nesbitt and Dusky Grey. Tickets go on sale Monday 1st July at 12pm.

Lewis Capaldi joins an outstanding line up for Kew the Music 2019, which features soul-queen Beverley Knight & pop-superstar Billy Ocean, 9 July, much-loved Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra, 11 July, R&B legend Craig David, 12 July, punk sensation Garbage, 13 July and 80’s icon Rick Astley on 14 July. Tickets are now on sale and music-lovers can book ahead for the unmissable evenings at the iconic, atmospheric venue which returns from 9-14 July, 2019.

Proving to be a hit amongst all generations of music lovers, the popular concerts are the perfect evening out for all the family to enjoy.  Guests are welcome to bring their own food and drink, or to enjoy the open-air bars and tasty street food stalls. A sensational summer’s evening awaits.

Kew the Music has recently won the prestigious “Tony Kane Cultural Experience of the Year” at the Time & Leisure Food & Culture 2018 Awards, cementing the glorious week-long summer picnic concerts as a highlight in the cultural calendar.

For exclusive BBQ/ VIP Hospitality dining experiences visit kewthemusic.org.  Ready-made Picnic Hampers are available to collect on the night.

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FUSION PRESENTS  ADD JAKE BUGG TO BILL

FUSION PRESENTS ADD JAKE BUGG TO BILL

FUSION PRESENTS 
ADD JAKE BUGG TO BILL

Fusion Presents, the brand new festival which launched this year from the team behind Liverpool pop weekender Fusion Festival have made another addition to the bill.

British singer-songwriter Jake Bugg is the latest addition joining headlinersKings Of Leon. The number one album-selling artist set the music scene alight making his festival debut at Glastonbury aged just seventeen. He released his latest album ‘Hearts That Strain’ in 2017 working with Grammy Award winning producers, David Ferguson and Matt Sweeney and collaborating with The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, the album was a top 10 hit in the UK.

The inaugural Fusion Presents will launch on Friday 30th August, set in the heart of Liverpool it will be headlined by rock superstars Kings of Leon who will be performing as a UK festival exclusive.

Franz Ferdinand, Echo & The Bunnymen and BRIT award winning artist Sam Fender have previously been announced as the stellar line up of talent on the bill.

Event Director Damien Sanders previously commented about the new festival. ‘Liverpool has always been a city with strong music heritage and we’ve wanted to launch a new event for the last couple of years. The biggest challenge has been finding the right artist for the job. We’re over the moon that we were able to secure one of the world’s most successful rock bands to launch Fusion Presents and we cannot wait to see them perform in our new home, Sefton Park.’

Tickets for Fusion Presents are on sale now available on: https://www.ticketmaster.co.uk/fusionpresents
General admission £59.45, VIP ticket £174.95

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Fusion Presents
Sefton Park, Liverpool
Friday 30th August 2019

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Barclaycard presents  British Summer Time Hyde Park’s OPEN HOUSE 2019!

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s OPEN HOUSE 2019!

Barclaycard presents 
British Summer Time Hyde Park’s
OPEN HOUSE 2019!

With ever-growing demand Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces even more FREE activities to their jam-packed midweek festival Open House
 
In collaboration with The Royal Parks, the free programme takes place between two legendary weekends of music, with headliners Celine Dion (5thJuly), Stevie Wonder (6th July), Barbra Streisand (7th July), Florence + the Machine / The National (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).
 
Joining the likes of Sigur Rós ‘Liminal’ (SOLD OUT), Piazza Birra Moretti, Chickenshed Family Theatre, The Royal Parks Showcase and London’s best outdoor cinema are some of the UKs most anticipated outdoor activities! 
 
Calling all big kids and small, Open House welcomes The Playgroundfeaturing giant lawn games for all ages, all week long! For those Alice in Wonderland types, dive in the rabbit hole of Croquet or for something a little more sophisticated, have a go at Boules. Other games include, giant snakes & ladders, garden skittles, giant jenga and giant connect four.
 
lululemon is back for its second year, with ambassadors and friends Annie Clarke, Mariel Witmond and Jonelle Lewis leading an energizing vinyasa practice, flowing to the sound of live performances by the London Contemporary Voices Choir and DJ Tom Middleton. Complete the experience with a restorative breathwork session by lululemon ambassador Richie “The Breath Guy” Bostock to leave you on a natural high.
 
Practicing together for the first time ever, these teachers will change your perception of what you thought yoga could be. Within the serene surroundings of Hyde Park and serenaded by live music, they will bring together a community of yogis to be lifted up by a powerful asana flow and blissed out by a breathing meditation. Prepare for an experience you’ll never forget.
 
This class welcomes all levels – whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first or thousandth time. It is free to attend and will take place in front of the Great Oak Stage at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park. 
 
Join a blissful yoga, breathwork and live music experience with lululemon on Wednesday 10th July (from 18:15). Visit HERE to reserve your spot!
 
Cool down this summer with a refreshing can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar whilst having your photo with the iconic Premier League Trophy at Coca-Cola’s experience; celebrate the start of the new summer promotion!
 
Craft Beer Rising announces music acts, Joe Godard (Balearic Set) and Raw Silk on Wednesday and Joey Negro (Z Records) and Krywald & Farrer on Thursday. Over 20 breweries will take part in the UKs biggest outdoor craft beer festival, including Brewgooder, Brixton Brewery, Fierce Beer, Hofmeister, Innis & Gunn, Mad Squirrel Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, New Zealand Beer Collective, Stone & Wood Brewing and many more. Tickets start at just £5.90 and with a background of great summer music – this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal! Visit HERE to get your tickets before they are gone! 
 
Open House welcomes Gelong Thubten, monk, speaker, meditation teacher and author to for one night only on Thursday 11th July. Gelong specialises in providing non-religious mindfulness workshops and training programmes. Together you can spend the evening learning to master the art of mindfulness and listening to Gelong’s story on how he became a monk.
 
As part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s work with the local community, Open House will play home to a range of extraordinary talent from University of Westminster and BIMM London. Taking place from Monday to Wednesday on the Barclaycard stage you can experience the best in up and coming talents from Tally Spear, Elyona Biney, Helena Deans, Karim and Z E B E D E.
 
Barclaycard invites you to reconnect with your senses at the Barclaycard Sensorium. Reset, revive and awaken as you journey through the space.  Immerse yourself in colour and sound, get your taste buds tingling and even add a dash of sparkle to your festival look.  All before the chance to release your inner music star on camera, leaving you ready to go out and get more from the festival with all your senses firing. So, whether it’s taste, touch, sound, smell or sight, be ready to expect the unexpected and get more from your festival. All thanks to your Barclaycard.

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The Damned Announce immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror

The Damned Announce immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror

The Damned Announce immersive theatrical show at The Palladium partnered with Hammer House Of Horror

the greatest surviving British punk band THE DAMNED have announced a special show at The Palladium to take place on 28thOctober.
 
Tickets go on sale this Friday 28th on sale at 9am.  
https://www.aegpresents.co.uk/events/detail/the-damned-4
 
The band have also announced the first ever career-spanning greatest hits collection curated by themselves, titled “Black Is The Night”, arriving 25th October via BMG.
 
Pre-order the album here: https://thedamnedband.lnk.to/BITNPR
 
‘An Evening Of A Thousand Vampires’ at The Palladium will be the band’s biggest headline show this year following on from a summer of festival performances at Glastonbury, Rebellion Festival, Y Not and more.
 
The Damned have partnered with The Hammer House Of Horror to bring a special immersive theatrical experience, unlike those ever seen before and certainly not for the faint of heart!  Melding The Damned’s love of horror with a punk rock show that also features cabaret and supporting cast from The Circus of Horrors is a night that promises shock, awe and gore! 
 
Get tickets for ‘An Evening Of A Thousand Vampires’ here:
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Pre-order the album ‘Black Is The Night’ here: https://thedamnedband.lnk.to/BITNPR
 
‘Black Is The Night’ Track-list:

Love Song
Wait For The Black Out
Generals
I Just Can’t Be Happy Today
Bad Time For Bonzo
Democracy
White Rabbit
Antipope
Ignite
Melody Lee
Smash It Up Pt 1 & 2
New Rose
Machine Gun Etiquette
Neat, Neat, Neat
Stretcher Case Baby
Sick Of Being Sick
Born To Kill
Rabid (Over You)
Problem Child
1 Of The 2
So Messed Up
Disco Man
Fan Club
Suicide
Eloise
Plan 9 Channel 7
Grimly Fiendish
The Shadow of Love
The History Of The World (Part 1)
Dr Jekyll And Mr Hyde
Streets Of Dreams
Curtain Call
Alone Again Or
Lively Arts
Standing On The Edge Of Tomorrow
Stranger On The Town
Fun Factory
Under The Floor Again
Black Is The Night (brand-new track)

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BON IVER PREMIERES TWO NEW TRACKS ON THE FINAL NIGHT  OF ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL

BON IVER PREMIERES TWO NEW TRACKS ON THE FINAL NIGHT OF ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL

BON IVER PREMIERES TWO NEW TRACKS ON THE FINAL NIGHT 
OF ALL POINTS EAST FESTIVAL

Photo by Joe Eley

All Points East 2019 closed two weekends of music with a stellar Sunday headline performance from Bon Iver. Wearing headphones over a bandana and a Discwoman t-shirt, frontman Justin Vernon took the audience on a musical journey through his eclectic catalogue from experimental electronic sounds to soothing folky pop. Vernon told the audience to ‘make sure you spread love everywhere you can’. Performing old favourites such as ‘Skinny Love’ and ‘Woods’ Victoria Park also got treated to an exclusive world video premiere of two brand new tracks following the performance from Bon Iver’s upcoming, anticipated new record.  The previously unseen visuals featured illustrations from long-time collaborator Eric Carson and vocals by Moses Sumney, a mysterious working website link http://icommai.comflashed up on screen to finish the set.
 
On the East Stage just before the headline act, John Grant performed a career spanning theatrical set wearing metallic blue face paint he announced ‘It’s amazing thank you very much we love you! Enjoy the rest of your evening’ before finishing with ‘Queen Of Denmark’ from his debut album of the same name.
 
Mac DeMarco performed an hour-long headline set over on the North Stage and got the crowd singing along to ‘My Old Man’ followed by ‘Ode To Viceroy’. In typical fashion the Canadian artist kept up with his cheeky comedic persona smirking and doing gymnastics throughout his set.
 
Opening the East Stage for the day acoustic singer-songwriter Charlie Cunninghamplayed songs from forthcoming album Permanent Way. Sharing his excitement about being on the bill he stated to the crowd
‘Thanks! It’s definitely intimidating knowing the artists that are going to be on this stage after us.’
 
The hottest weekend of the year so far Snail Mail aptly opened their set over on the North Stage with ‘Heat Wave’ from their critically acclaimed debut album ‘Lush’ with Lindsey Jordan stating “So exciting to be back in London thanks to the festival and Justin for having us”.
 
KOKOKO! got the crowd moving over on East Stage bringing their recycled DIY instruments from Kinshasa, the capital city of the Democratic Republic of Congo. Wearing matching yellow boiler suits the African collective bought their experimental, eclectic dance beats to Victoria Park to a great reception from the crowd who jumped up and down throughout.
 
Over on the North Stage Australian singer-songwriter RY X performed with a string quartet, whilst The Tallest Man On Earth took to the East stage solo stating “Hello All Points East I haven’t played a festival in about five years! This is like driving a really really really big car”
 
Performing dressed in a twin pink animal print set and pearls Ezra Furman brought his life-affirming outsider pop to a huge crowd at the North Stage. Opening with the raucous Restless Year, the energy didn’t let up as the band charged into one of his best-loved songs Haunted Head, followed by tracks from his recent album Transangelic Exodus including the poignant ‘Driving Down To LA’. Furman proceeded to lead his loyal fans into a buoyant sing-along to Ordinary Life’, from his landmark 2016 album Perpetual Motion People.
 
Over the two weekends All Points East also hosted headline sets from The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine & The QueensBring Me The Horizon & Mumfords & Sons.  Victoria Park also hosted free family friendly entertainment during the week with their ‘In The Neighbourbood’ series, which included yoga, outdoor cinema, and children’s entertainment. 

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RICHARD GRIFFITHS AND HARRY MAGEE RECEIVE  MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2019

RICHARD GRIFFITHS AND HARRY MAGEE RECEIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2019

RICHARD GRIFFITHS AND HARRY MAGEE RECEIVE MUSIC INDUSTRY TRUSTS AWARD 2019

Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee are to be jointly awarded the 2019 Music Industry Trusts Award. Co-founders of music management company Modest!, Richard and Harry have between them spearheaded the careers of many successful artists across a four-decade timespan.

A quick glance of their current crop of artists reads like a Who’s Who of chart sensations from Niall Horan to Little Mix, Olly Murs to 5 Seconds of Summer. Modest! also represent classical music royalty in Katherine Jenkins, revered singer/songwriter Alison Moyet and just the small matter of the world’s most famous girl band, the Spice Girls.

With Modest! formed in 2003, perhaps its most successful year came in 2010 when Richard, Harry and the team started work with One Direction. Put together on the X Factor, and relatively unknown at the time, they came third, but went on to reach unprecedented international heights, selling over 75 million albums, playing worldwide sell-out stadium tours and breaking industry records in the process.

Niall Horan says: “With Richard Griffiths and Harry Magee, I struggle to know where to even start…. What incredible men these two are. I’ve been working with Richard and Harry for nearly ten years now and if it wasn’t for them I don’t know if we all would have had half of the success we did.

On a personal note, I know they’ve worked their arses off for me and I can put it all down to the kind of relationship I share with them. They are basically like my uncles. We’ve been all over the world together, laughed together mostly, cried together at times but most importantly had many great nights on the wine together ahahah .I’d do anything for these men and I can comfortably say that they would do the same for me.

These boys are music industry veterans and it’s only right they get this honour and even more right that they are the first managers to do so.

Best in the business

Love you boys xx”  

Olly Murs says: “Richard & Harry you are more than just managers to me, but let’s be honest – for the last 10 years we’ve talked more about football than music. Anyone that knows you guys knows how hard you both work, and I can’t think of two more deserving people for this award. Now I’ll stop blowing smoke up your arse and get back to work!”

Alison Moyet says: “Unquestionably loyal to each of their artists and standing our every corner, Modest! are so much more than your sponge management. It is not running high days with hot acts that flags a manager as outstanding, it is the ability to find the heart beat when there is no discernible sign of commercial life and to platform it successfully. Modest! have given me the space and respect to be the creative I needed to be. I’m so grateful for that.”

Over the years Modest! have been involved in many charity events directly raising over £4m in the process. These include The Horan & Rose Event which has raised over £1.5m, Cheryl’s Trust raising £1m, The JLS Foundation raising £500k and One Direction raising over £1m in a single campaign. Indirectly, with their artists taking a significant part in other charity campaigns including Comic Relief, Sport Relief, Teenage Cancer Trust and Children in Need, this figure reaches several more millions of pounds.

Harry says: ‘It is indeed a great honour for Richard and I to be given the MITS Award and to have the opportunity to highlight two exceptional charities in The BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins. We proudly look forward to November 4th for some fun and fund raising!’

Richard says: “It is such an honour to be receiving this amazing award together with my great friend and partner Harry Magee. To help raise money for these two wonderful charities is an honor and a privilege.”

David Munns OBE, chairman of the MITS Award committee, says: “Richard and Harry have been at the forefront of the British music industry for over forty years. Individually and as the founders of Modest! they have continually set the benchmark in management and have led countless artists to huge success. Honouring two artist managers is a first for the MITS and we’re proud for them both to join the illustrious recipients list. We look forward to a fantastic awards night on 4th November.”

The award will be presented on 4th November at a ceremony held in aid of the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins. Harry and Richard follow last year’s MITS honouree, Emma Banks, and join the ranks of previous recipients including Rob Stringer, Sir Lucian Grainge, Ahmet Ertegun, Michael Eavis CBE, and Roger Daltry CBE.

Celebrating its 28th year, the Music Industry Trusts Award is recognised as one of the true benchmarks of achievement in the U.K. music business, and continues to benefit hugely deserving causes year after year. The MITS Award supports two important charities, the BRIT Trust and Nordoff Robbins, and is sponsored by PPL, SJM Concerts and Spotify.

About Richard Griffiths:

In a remarkable career which has ranged across live music, music publishing, record labels and artist management, Griffiths has worked with talent in every genre and stars at every level, including AC/DC, Ultravox, Jane’s Addiction, Oasis, Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine, Westlife, Enrique Iglesias and Linkin Park.

In 1974, he founded Headline Artists, becoming the first international agent for AC/DC. Three years later, Griffiths was A&R for Island Records, signing the Buggles, whose “Video Killed The Radio Star” was the first No. 1 in the storied label’s history.

During the 1980s, Griffiths managed Ultravox, ran Virgin Music Publishing and signed Tears for Fears, Culture Club and Pet Shop Boys, and founded the U.S. division of Virgin Music. In the ’90s, as president of Epic Records in New York, he launched the Epic Soundtrax label for film music (“Dances With Wolves” was its first release) and signed Oasis for the U.S as well as Pearl Jam, Rage Against the Machine and Korn.

Returning to the U.K., he held senior executive posts at BMG Entertainment in the U.K. and Europe, and in 1999, oversaw the signing of Westlife to RCA Records with Simon Cowell. One year later, he brokered the deal with Cowell which created Syco Music and Television.

Leaving BMG in 2001, Griffiths set up the U.K. arm of American management powerhouse The Firm, where he and Harry Magee worked with Enrique Iglesias and Linkin Park, among others.

About Harry Magee:

In a career spanning music retail and music publishing as well as independent and major labels, Magee has worked with and for a succession of British and American stars, among them, Berlin, Lisa Stansfield, Whitney Houston, Yazz, Sting, Sheryl Crow, Westlife, Eurythmics and Foo Fighters.

After retail experience in Manchester, he moved to London and formed the Anglo Swedish indie Wire Records, with offices in Stockholm, London and Hamburg, and an artist roster including All That Jazz, Thirteen Moons and The Leather Nun. In 1986 The Old Grey Whistle Test travelled to Sweden to film a feature on the label

Magee’s major-label tenure began upon joining BMG in 1989 as Arista Records’ head of marketing. He navigated the breakthrough of Lisa Stansfield and her first two multi-platinum albums, and the U.K. achievements of Arista’s U.S. stars, including Whitney Houston.

There were further accomplishments when Magee became managing director of Big Life Records (Yazz, The Orb, Naughty By Nature), working with the late, legendary talent manager, Jazz Summers. Then, as general manager of A&M Records, Magee helped to steer the success of Sting, Bryan Adams, Sheryl Crow and Soundgarden.

Returning to BMG in 1998, Magee was appointed managing director of RCA Records. He established a vital association with Simon Cowell and acts Westlife and Five, while directing the label’s accomplishments with Natalie Imbruglia, Foo Fighters, and Annie Lennox and David A. Stewart as they reformed Eurythmics. In 2001, Magee joined Richard Griffiths to establish the U.K. division of American talent management titan, The Firm, before the pair formed Modest! in 2003.

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MUMFORD & SONS BRING GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD  TO ALL POINTS EAST FOR THEIR ONLY UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

MUMFORD & SONS BRING GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD TO ALL POINTS EAST FOR THEIR ONLY UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

MUMFORD & SONS BRING GENTLEMEN OF THE ROAD 
TO ALL POINTS EAST FOR THEIR ONLY UK FESTIVAL PERFORMANCE THIS YEAR

Following a career-spanning performance from rock royalty Bring Me The Horizon on Friday, All Points East 2019 continues its second weekend with Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen Of The Road curated day of exceptional music, on a sunny Saturday.

“It’s good to be home” exclaimed Marcus Mumford, after one of the UK’s biggest bands took to the stage for their only festival performance at All Points East. Having assembled a “f****** great day” of music, with the likes of Dizzee RascalLeon BridgesThe VaccinesThe StavesMarika HackmanGretta Ray and many more, Mumford & Sons stepped into the spotlight to play a well deserved homecoming set.

The London quartet brought in the crowd pleasers early on with a dizzying version of their best loved hits ‘Little Lion Man’, with the audience joyously singing the chorus. The Staves joined them on stage for a rousing version of ‘Beloved’, from their latest and most critically acclaimed album to date Delta. More old favourites followed, including ‘Lover Of The Light’ from 2012’s breakthrough Babel, before returning to Delta and a moving rendition of ‘Woman’.

The two encores featured artists from the day, with Gretta Ray helping out on vocals for ‘Forever’, a massive version of their biggest hit ‘I Will Wait’, before they brought the house down with absolutely everyone joining in for a fitting cover of The Beatles’ ‘I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends’.

Before Mumfords’ career defining set and only metres away from a key catalyst in the ascension of grime on Roman Road, Dizzee Rascal brought it home to Victoria Park tonight. Starting with a throwback of songs including ‘I Luv U’, ‘Fix Up, Look Sharp’ and ‘Jus’ a Rascal’ from his first album Boy in da Corner, he followed up with a song from his most recent album ‘Raskit’ called ‘Space’. “There’s something missing today in Victoria park, sumin ain’t right, I need some bass.” Dizzee then launched into the hit ‘Bassline Junkie’, before ending the perfect set, all the hands in the air, with ‘Holiday’ and ‘Bonkerz’ from Tongue n Cheek.

Warming up for Dizzee were indie heroes The Vaccines, who strolled on stage to the mighty Queen, echoing Freddie’s flamboyant style with a gold and glittering drum set. The East Stage also hosted the rising star of country-charred rock with a killer set of pipes Jade Bird, whose self-titled acclaimed debut came out earlier this year. Expressing gratitude for her meteoric rise and wearing a powder blue suit, Jade admitted “this is the biggest stage we’ll play this summer, so thank you for watching” and continued the trend for covers today with her take on The Bangles’ ‘Walk Like An Egyptian’. Indie pop quartet Mosa Wild opened the festival with a flurry of catchy guitar tunes, winning over the crowd with a duo of covers; Waterboys’ ‘Whole Of The Moon’ segueing into The Who’s iconic ‘Baba O’Reilly’.

Meanwhile Leon Bridges got the party started and drew a packed out crowd to the North Stage. He strutted out in double denim (his initials embroidered on the jacket) and a white net top, seizing a gold glittered mic and matching mic stand. People were dancing and throwing their hands up in the air, sending the audience screaming when he sauntered to a far corner of the stage. His dancing got the crowd going – “Can I do some moves? We’re gonna do it the Texas way” , followed aptly by a raucous version of his 2018 single ‘If It Feels Good (Then It Must Be)’.

Continuing her transformation from folk to laid back rock, Marika Hackman played a set filled with tracks from her Britpop influenced 2017 album I’m Not Your Man, before launching into her new single ‘I’m Not Where You Are’. Exquisite vocal trio The Staves followed, their unearthly harmonies floating across a sun-drenched Victoria Park as they brought yet more covers to the weekend, with heavenly versions of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘I’m On Fire’ and the second version of The Waterboys ‘Whole Of The Moon’ today. They graced us with new song ‘Next To You Next Time’, before announcing that they’re working on a new record.

Other highlights included Rosie Lowe who, exuding South London cool, has collaborated with everyone from Floating Points to Jamie Lidell and Kwabs for her latest offering, YU. Playing a typically slick set, her recent single ‘Pharaoh’ went down a treat to a packed crowd on the Jagerhaus stage.

Today sees the enigmatic Bon Iver headline, closing out the second edition of All Points East in style, with an all star supporting cast that includes Mac DeMarcoJohn GrantSnail Mail, Ezra Furman, Julien Baker and more. 
Note To Editors:All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East continues to expand with three stages, featuring an array of cutting-edge acts at the forefront of their scenes.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2020. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. 
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BRING ME THE HORIZON OPEN THE SECOND WEEKEND OF  ALL POINTS EAST 2019 WITH A SCINTILLATING SHOW

BRING ME THE HORIZON OPEN THE SECOND WEEKEND OF ALL POINTS EAST 2019 WITH A SCINTILLATING SHOW

BRING ME THE HORIZON OPEN THE SECOND WEEKEND OF 
ALL POINTS EAST 2019 WITH A SCINTILLATING SHOW

Oli Sykes of Bring Me The Horizon. Photo by Joseph Eley

Following an unforgettable opening weekend of music, crowned by headliners The Chemical BrothersThe Strokes and Christine and The Queens, All Points East 2019 kicked off its second weekend with a career-spanning performance from rocky royalty Bring Me The Horizon.

Bring Me The Horizon (BMTH) have had quite the 2019. The band’s sixth studio release Amo smashed the charts to give them their first ever #1 UK album, with Kerrang! praising their “innate ability to stay one step ahead” and branding BMTH the UK’s biggest heavy band. Now, the Sheffield five-piece have just smashed their first ever festival headline show – an extensive, career-spanning two-hour offering in what will be an iconic moment for All Points East.

BMTH took to Twitter to decide their setlist, and several fan favourites appeared throughout the set. From Amo’s ‘Mantra’ to 2015’s ‘Happy Song’ to 2008’s ‘Diamonds Aren’t Forever’, it was a set that truly encapsulated every moment and sonic style from their career. Armed with pyro, smoke machines, costume changes, backing dancers, an even a guest performance from Cradle of Filth frontman Dani Filth, it was a show to truly savour – and showcased why the band are now headline material.

“It’s been a funny journey”, said Oli Sykes. “For a while we had absolutely no ambition, we just wanted to make music for our mates to mosh too and have a good time.But now we have people coming up to us telling us how our music has helped them, and that’s the most incredible feeling I tell you. I want to people to listen to our music and relate, we’re always gonna’ tell you the truth, and we’re always going to do our thing no matter how humiliating.”

Before BMTH on the East Stage were the dynamic duo Run The Jewels. The affable El-P and Killer Mike strutted out to Queen’s ‘We Are The Champions’ before leaping into their 2016 track ‘Talk To Me’. Much have has been made of the duo’s natural on-stage chemistry and charisma, and it’s easy to see why – the Americans’ slick interchanging bars were delivered in a faultless manner, especially on the self-titled track ‘Run The Jewels’. “It’s a beautiful day and there are a lot of amazing musicians here today”, declared El-P, “we are here to do everything within our talents to make this event a blockbuster!”

Other highlights from the East Stage included a potent performance from band of the moment, IDLES. It was a politically and socially charged showing – from their defying statement “we are feminists” before leading into ‘Samaritans’ to their passionate speech on immigration, declaring it as being “one of the best things about our country”.

Former Crystal Castles musician Alice Glass offered an electronic-tinted set, blending her distinctive shrill vocals with a plethora of glitchy lo-fi synths, with UK rapper Scarlxrd setting the stage alight with an intense trap-metal performance – capped off by hit ‘Heart Attack’.

On the North Stage, Architects’ headline set was a blistering showing of metalcore – matched by an excitable crowd hanging on to every note. ‘Holy Hell’, off their same-titled 2018 LP was the one of the show’s highlights. While She Sleeps capped off their set with a special guest appearance from BMTH’s frontman Oli Sykes.

Sleeping With Sirens got the mosh pits forming over at the North Stage, armed with several tracks off their anticipated forthcoming LP, whilst British breakthrough rock band Yonaka similarly whipped up a storm just as the sunshine emerged. The band’s album Don’t You Wait Tomorrow has been one of the year’s standout releases, and they maintained their swagger and aura on stage.

Today sees Mumford & Sons headline, with the second edition of All Points East closing out in style with through Bon Iver, with a supporting cast that includes Mac DeMarcoJohn GrantSnail Mail and more. 
Note To Editors:All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East continues to expand with three stages, featuring an array of cutting-edge acts at the forefront of their scenes.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.
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All Points East
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram @allpointseastuk
#allpointseast
www.allpointseastfestival.com

Tickets
Available from – https://apefe.st/tix
GA: £59.95 – £65
VIP: £109.95 – £139.95

Notes To Editors
Press Contacts
The Outside Organisation
chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk
jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk
nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk

Day 3 at All Points East – Christine and the Queens close first weekend in style

Day 3 at All Points East – Christine and the Queens close first weekend in style

Day 3 at All Points East – Christine and the Queens close first weekend in style

Photo by Tom Hancock

All Points East 2019 rounded out the first weekend on Sunday with thrilling performances by Christine and The Queens, Metronomy, James Blake, Kamasi Washington, Baloji, Ezra Collective, HONNE, Maribou State, Yves Tumor and more.

Christine and The Queens headlined the East Stage in her first festival headline performance, bringing her immaculately choreographed show to a packed-out crowd in Victoria Park. Following the release of her critically-acclaimed new Chris, the French music phenomenon (born Héloïse Letissier) swiftly ascended as one of pop’s must-see live performers. Charming and poised with an even greater confidence than we saw when she broke out internationally with ‘Tilted’, the charismatic performer treated festival-goers with a stripped back rendition of David Bowie’s ‘Heroes’ while the rest of her set powered on with flair and the occasional eye-catching pyrotechnics.

Metronomy took us into the night with a joyous set that celebrated the 10th anniversary of their Nights Out album. Speaking to their love of the local area, Joe Mount said: “My name is Joseph Mount. “I’m a Virgo, and I like long walks along the canal in East London”. Local electronic duo HONNE took to the stage with their warm, summery robot-soul tracks. Speaking from the East Stage at Victoria Park, they said, “We wrote all of this music basically five minutes from here. It’s so nice to play music in a park we always come to.”

Other highlights from the East Stage include Toro Y Moi. The chill wave icon who recently released his sixth studio album Outer Peace, delivered a playfully sleek set that cradled new tracks like ‘Ordinary Pleasure’ and ‘Baby Drive It Down’, as well as crowd pleasers like ‘Freelance’. Baloji won over the audience with an energetic performance, mixing sumptuous Congolese-flavoured hip hop with accents of jazz, Afro-disco and funk.  To top it all off, he kept everyone guessing with an assortment of headgear changes.

Known for his sonic versatility, James Blake was a perfect fit for this day of stellar, genre-blurring music. The London-born, Grammy Award-winning artist headlined the North Stage, serving cuts from his latest album Assume Formsuch as ‘Mile High’ and ‘Barefoot in The Park’.

Jazz extraordinaire Kamasi Washington offered up a memorable performance on the North Stage. Kamasi, donning an extravagant robe, was backed by an equally impressive backing band comprised of drums, trombone, keys, vocals and fellow Alpha Pup Records signee Miles Mosley on bass. Later on, the saxophonist was joined on stage by his dad Rickey Washington, who played an integral role in nurturing the musician.

London-bred quintet Ezra Collective show why they have been tipped as the future of experimental jazz with an unforgettable live performance. “Let’s go to church”, said Femi the drummer of Ezra Collective, while his bass player was already sporting his Sunday best in bright orange, traditional African prints. Mixing hip-hop, Afrobeat and jazz, Ezra Collective thrilled with their distinct fusion sound and also surprised with a sublime cover of the late 90s garage bop ‘Sweet Like Chocolate’ by Shanks & Bigfoot.

Other key performances from day three included Yves Tumor, who hit the stage in a lime green wig to channel an eye-popping set which included the provocative ‘Licking An Orchid’ and the airy ‘The Feeling When You Walk Away’.

Electronic duo Maribou State brought majorly feel good Sunday evening vibes at the West Stage with their fusion of ambient electro-funk, which included the gems ‘Midas’ and ‘Steal’. The West Stage also hosted punchy performances by rap goddess Princess Nokia – who sent the audience into meltdown with ‘Kitana’ and ‘Tomboy’ – and pop newcomer Rina Sawayama who delivered a candied, Y2K-electro R&B infused set with a group of dancers. Bangers like ‘Cherry’, ‘Take Me As I Am’ and ‘Cyber Stockholm Syndrome’.
 Next weekend sees Bring Me The HorizonMumford & Sons and Bon Iverheadline, with a supporting cast that includes Run The JewelsDizzee Rascal and John Grant. From Monday 27 May until Thursday 30 May, the free, In The Neighbourhood programme will take place at Victoria Park featuring live music, creative workshops, street food, pop up bars, panels and talks, and more

Note To Editors:All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East continues to expand with three stages, featuring an array of cutting-edge acts at the forefront of their scenes.
East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.
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All Points East
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram @allpointseastuk
#allpointseast
www.allpointseastfestival.com

Tickets
Available from – https://apefe.st/tix
GA: £59.95 – £65
VIP: £109.95 – £139.95


Notes To Editors
Press Contacts
The Outside Organisation – 
chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk
jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk
nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk 

All Points East kicks off in style

All Points East kicks off in style

All Points East kicks off in style with a memorable set from The Chemical Brothers

Hot Chip perform at All Points East 2019 📸 Joseph Eley

All Points East 2019 kicked off yesterday with career exhilarating performances from The Chemical Brothers, Primal Scream, Hot Chip, Kate Tempest, Róisín Murphy, Danny Brown, Little Simz and more. 

The Chemical Brothers headlined the East Stage to an ecstatic packed-out crowd. Following the release of their ninth studio album No Geography, the iconic electronic duo treated Victoria Park to an expansive multi-sensory performance – featuring 3D visuals, piercing lasers and even colossus robots on stage. 

Armed with a plethora of new music, the Chems kicked off proceedings with several new tracks including ‘MAH’ and the acid-infected number ‘Free Yourself’. The rapturously received LP was another hallmark of the duo’s illustrious creative output, who have firmly cemented themselves as one of electronic music’s most celebrated acts.

Of course, it wouldn’t have been a true Chemical Brothers performance without hits from their extensive back-catalogue. From the 1999 anthem ‘Hey Boy Hey Girl’ to the tessellating ‘Saturate’, it was a show that perfectly encapsulated each era of the Chems. ‘Galvanize’ was another fine example of their ability to create a track that is truly timeless, an impressive feat given their career spans 30+ years. 

Topping the bill on the North Stage was Primal Scream, whose legendary frontman Bobby Gillespie strolled out donning a striking pink suit before belting out a hit-filled set, culminating with a hat trick of ‘Loaded’, ‘Country Girl’ and ‘Get Your Rocks Off’. Never not without an esteemed entourage, Kate Moss, Florence Welch and Sadie Frost were among the famous faces in attendance. 

The opening day for the West Stage was closed by electronic alchemist Jon Hopkins, whose hypnotic visuals captivated a full house. Dropping tracks from his recent album Singularity intertwined with his crossover 2013 masterpiece Immunity, Hopkins’ continues to set the standard for live electronica that feels just as readymade for festivals as it does the dark confides of Fabric. 

Little Simz declared it felt good to be back on home turf in London during her performance, before launching into a mesmerising version of  ‘Therapy’, from her acclaimed new album Grey Area. Hip Hop auteur Danny Brown was up next, dressed head to toe in a matching floral suit and delighted the audience with a cover of Black Sabbath’s seminal  ‘Iron Man’, followed by a crowd pleasing ‘Ain’t It Funny’.

On the North Stage, Kate Tempest opened her captivating set poignantly with 2015’s prescient ‘Europe Is Lost’, before performing favourites from her revered last record Let Them Eat Chaos. No less than six new tracks followed, all taken from her forthcoming album The Book Of Traps And Lessons, due out next month.

Other key performances from yesterday included the beloved electro pop five piece Hot Chip who tore up the main stage with back to back hits, the transcendent live show from UK’s finest Spiritualized, while dance music’s most in demand producer Peggy Gou hosted the impressive RayBan Studios X Stage, closed in style by cherished club collective Optimo. Today we welcome The Strokes’ first UK show in four years, as well as The Raconteurs’ first UK festival slot in over eight years. Also featuring is Johnny Marr, Interpol, Parquet Courts and national treasure, Jarvis Cocker. Closing weekend one is pop icon for our time Christine & The Queens, headlining her first festival and biggest show to date.

The following weekend sees Bring Me The HorizonMumford & Sons and Bon Iver headline, with a supporting cast that includes Run The Jewels, Dizzee Rascal and John Grant.

Note To Editors:

All Points East returns for a stellar second year to Tower Hamlets’ Victoria Park, following a sold-out 2018 debut that established a new and essential music event in central London. Today, All Points East continues to expand with three stages, featuring an array of cutting-edge acts at the forefront of their scenes.

East London’s beautiful Victoria Park in Tower Hamlets also hosted a hugely popular 4-day community focused midweek event last year. Kicking off on the second Bank Holiday Monday, In The Neighbourhood is set to return across the half term week for 2019. Featuring free access to the All Points East site, In The Neighbourhood will host a vibrant programme of activities and entertainment, in collaboration with the local community, businesses, organisations and suppliers. From free Outdoor Cinema, Live Music and Entertainment, Street Food to Pop Up Bars, Theatre, Arts, Sports & Wellbeing, Children’s Activities and much more.

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All Points East
Facebook / Twitter / Instagram @allpointseastuk
#allpointseast
www.allpointseastfestival.com 

Tickets
Available from – https://apefe.st/tix
GA: £59.95 – £65
VIP: £109.95 – £139.95

Multiday tickets for weekend one now available.

Press Contacts
The Outside Organisation
chris.goodman@outside-org.co.uk
jack.delaney@outside-org.co.uk
nathan.diamond@outside-org.co.uk

ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES FULL FREE LINE UP AND NEW ACTIVITIES AT   IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES FULL FREE LINE UP AND NEW ACTIVITIES AT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

ALL POINTS EAST ANNOUNCES FULL FREE LINE UP AND NEW ACTIVITIES AT IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD

Bank Holiday Monday 27th > Thursday 30th May 2019 
10am – 9.30pm 
Victoria Park, London E3

All Points East’s IN THE NEIGHBOURHOOD announces its full FREE line-up with even more activities!  The four-day programme, in collaboration with Tower Hamlets Council, the local community and local organisations, is one of the of the biggest and best FREE activities and entertainment in London, taking place between two immense weekends of music, with headliners The Chemical Brothers, The Strokes, Christine & The Queens, Bring Me The Horizon, Mumford & Sons and Bon Iver.
 
In The Neighbourhood kicks off on the second May bank holiday with a jam-packed day of activities for every member of the family. Have a picnic in the park whilst listening to the free sounds of London Contemporary Voices or Horn Division on the Bandstand, or if you’d rather get up and boogie, why head over to Tower Hamlet’s Dance Tent for Chisenhale Dance Workshopsor new edition to the line-up Numbi: Afro Grooves Workshop
 
As a Bank Holiday Monday exclusive, we have over 20 local breweries taking part in our Craft Beer Fair and JägerHaus has teamed up with Soho Radio to bring you an unforgettable line up for music!
 
Got small children? In The Neighbourhood has you covered this Bank Holiday with, Children’s Theatre and Kids Area, providing the little ones with hours of entertainments from free Football workshops with Alive and Kicking and free Music Workshops with Mindful Music to  free children’s theatre with Half Moon Theatre and Puppet Show with Bus King Theatre.
 
Keeping true to their promise of making All Points East one of the UKs most accessible festivals, AEG have teamed up with Deaf Rave for Bank Holiday Monday. Expect a fun packed family day celebrating the deaf and disabled community. Activities and line-up include emerging artist SignKid, a chance to try out a SubPac, creative and musical workshops and headlined by renowned comedian John Smith.
 
Think this line up is too good to be true? Well, this is only the beginning, with the FREE programme lasting a total of FOUR DAYS! All Points East’s In The Neighbourhood jam packed line-up continues to grow with new additions including, free pub quiz everyday from 8pm, free bike workshops Monday
to Wednesday, free Trojan Records Documentary Screening and much much more.
 
Here’s what In The Neighbourhood has in store….

Notes to Editors: 
Press Contacts – The Outside Organisation 
Suzie.fellows@outside-org.co.uk
Emily.bigg@outside-org.co.uk

Barclaycard presents  British Summer Time Hyde Park’s OPEN HOUSE 2019!

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s OPEN HOUSE 2019!

As well as the unbeatable music line ups, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park opens its doors during the week to host the hugely popular 4-day summer event OPEN HOUSE. Back for a seventh year with ever-growing demand, Open House offers something for everyone, and the best bit is… it’s all FREE!

Whether you want to indulge in some delicious street food and kick back to watch the tennis, or head down with your mates to see a cinema classic as the sun sets on Hyde Park, Open House is here for you all week long. Bigger than ever before, Open House returns with its free vibrant live music & entertainment, including drag cabaret, the sensational open-air cinema nights, live tennis showings, mouth-watering street food, pop up bars AND there’s lots for the family too, including the delightful Chickenshed Children’s theatre!

Plus there’s more brand-new activities on offer for 2019. For the first time in an outdoor festival setting, you can enjoy the ambient LIVE sound and sensory experience by Icelandic masterminds, Sigur Rós, during their free Liminal sound bath at BST Hyde Park.

Practise your ‘salute the sun’ with free yoga sessions by yoga gurus,lululemon. And once you’re done, you can always relax with a refreshing beer at the best Craft Beer Fair in the UK,  Craft Beer Rising presents Brew Summertime. Just don’t do it the wrong way round! Plus The Royal Parks Showcase returns for another budding year at Open House for those avid gardeners out there.

In collaboration with The Royal Parks, the free programme takes place between two legendary weekends of music, with headliners Celine Dion (5thJuly), Stevie Wonder (6th July), Barbra Streisand (7th July), Florence + the Machine / The National (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).

Come down and enjoy free activities bringing a true taste of summer to your week, all at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park! Here’s what the Open House has in store….

FREE OUTDOOR CINEMA / MONDAY-THURSDAY (5.30PM AND 8.30PM)
Following the ever-growing demand over the past six years, BST Hyde Park is hosting four evenings of themed movie nights at one of the biggest outdoor screenings in London. Whether you want to break free with Bohemian Rhapsody, need to spice up your life with Spice World – The Movie or fancy something out of this world with Guardians of the Galaxy, Open House has got you covered.

Two films will be shown each evening at 5.30pm and 8.30pm. Entry is free and on a first-come-first-served basis. Headphones are provided.

Musical Monday (Mon 8th July)            Blockbuster Classics (Tues 9th July) 
5.30pm             Mamma Mia! (PG)          5.30pm             The Greatest Showman (PG)
8.30pm             Grease (PG)                   8.30pm             Guardians of the Galaxy (12A)

Cult Classics (Wed 10th July)               Icons of British Music (Thurs 11th July)
5.30pm             Back to the Future (PG)  5.30pm             Spice World – The Movie (PG)
8.30pm             Dirty Dancing (12)           8.30pm             Bohemian Rhapsody (12A)


SIGUR RÓS PRESENTS LIMINAL SOUNDBATH FREE EVENT @ GREAT OAK STAGE / TUESDAY (7PM) 
For the first time ever, Icelandic band Sigur Rós take their spectacular live ambient performance outdoors to Hyde Park. Created and performed by Jónsi, Alex Somers & Paul Corley, Liminal is their ambient music arm and the sound baths let you slow down, focus on your senses and be present in the moment! Explore Iceland on the longest day of the year through a unique film, join in a serene and calming meditation and enjoy the stunning music of the live Liminal soundbath. We can’t think of a better way to wind down! Book your free place for 9th July online now at https://www.bst-hydepark.com/events/open-house.

FREE YOGA WITH LULULEMON @ GREAT OAK STAGE / WEDNESDAY (7PM)

 Join lululemon for a free yoga class on the Great Oak Stage at BST Hyde Park. Set in the incredible surroundings of Hyde Park, the yogis will take the main stage to teach this one-off breathwork class to the stunning sounds of London Contemporary Voices. A grounding flow and uplifting meditation will close the practice, guaranteed to put a smile on your face. Sign up will be available closer to the time of event, please visit www.bst-hydepark.com/events/open-house 
 
THE ROYAL PARKS SHOWCASE / MONDAY-THURSDAY
Summer is perfect time for budding and experienced gardeners alike to get their green fingers out, and Open House is the perfect place to do so. The Royal Parks Showcase is back for another triumphant year! Full details to be announced.
 
FREE TENNIS SCREENINGS @ WIMBLEDON SCREEN / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM ONWARDS)
Want to watch the tennis outdoors this summer without the trek to Murray Mount?  Join us for FREE Wimbledon Championship screenings from midday onwards – just bring a picnic blanket, grab a spot on the grass and you’re ready to catch all of the action.
 
FREE LIVE MUSIC @ THE BARCLAYCARD STAGE / MONDAY-THURSDAY (4PM – 10PM)
On the Barclaycard Stage from 4pm – 10pm every night, enjoy a FREE evening of live music at Open House, with acts including the great musical talents of the London Contemporary Voices, The Old Dirty Brasstards, the University of Westminster artists and BIMM. Plus many more fantastic acts to be announced. Time to get your groove on!
 
FREE DENIM: THE REUNION TOUR PERFORMACE@ BARCLAYCARD STAGE / TUESDAY (7.00PM)
DENIM is an all-singing, all-dancing, all laugh-inducing queer pop girl band for the ages. The Denims are peeling back from their recent stadium shows to treat an intimate audience in Hyde Park and re-connect to their 13-billion-strong fan base (wow.) This family friendly drag show combines stunning costumes, live music and side-splitting comedy. After this stellar performance, you’ll see Beyoncé and Whitney Houston in a whole new light!
 
CRAFT BEER RISING @ BARCLAYCARD VIP SUMMER GARDEN / WEDNESDAY + THURSDAY 4PM – 10PM
The UK’s biggest and best craft beer festival Craft Beer Rising is launching an outdoor version this July, Craft Beer Rising presents Brew Summertime.There will be a supreme selection of craft beer and street food on offer, which you can enjoy to the soundtracks of the summer! Tickets start at just £5.90 plus £1 booking fee, making this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal. Visit https://www.craftbeerrising.co.uk/brew-summertime to book tickets now.
 
FREE PERFORMANCES BY WEST END KIDS @ THE BARCLAYCARD STAGE / MONDAY-THURSDAY (3PM – 4PM)
West End Kids have performed at the Queen’s 90th birthday celebration, the Commonwealth State Banquet, Hampton Court Palace, Royal Albert Hall and now they’re performing for you in Hyde Park! They will be performing songs from your favorite artist and shows including Hairspray, the Greatest Showman, Priscilla Queen of the Desert and many more.
 
STREET FOOD MARKET AND POP UP BARS / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM – 10PM)
Whether you are a pizza lover, prefer a sushi wrap or have a major sweet tooth chocolate brownies, the OPEN HOUSE street food market has it all. You will be spoilt for choice with the finest traders on offer all week long, co-curated by Sourced Market.
 
You can also cool off in the summer sun with a draft & craft beer, wine, spirits or even a cocktail at OPEN HOUSE’s pop up bars – serving from 12pm onwards.
 
PIAZZA BIRRA MORETTI / MONDAY-THURSDAY (12PM – 10PM)
Piazza BIRRA MORETTI offers an immersive Italian experience in the heart of Hyde Park, as part of a summer of events to bring people together around the table. The piazza offers immersive theatre, 3-meter football table and live music throughout the week, and if you are feeling peckish, Pizza Pilgrims will have a truck in the Piazza too!
 
On top of this BIRRA MORETTI are offering two exclusive balconies to win. The lucky winner and 3 friends will experience a VIP area at Open House to enjoy a complimentary Italian meal and drinks. You can enter online at www.ilgrandeinvito.birramoretti.com/ Make time for what matters and enjoy great beer, great food and great times at Piazza BIRRA MORETTI.
 
GORILLA CIRCUS WORKSHOPS ALTITUDE LIVE SHOWS / TUESDAY-THURSDAY 
Ever fantasised about joining the circus? Now you can give it a try and climb a 30 feet ladder for your first flying trapeze lesson with Gorilla Circus Flying Trapeze School. Jump from a 30 feet high platform and perform tricks usually seen in a Big Top circus on a full-sized flying trapeze rig. Plus making its debut at Open House will be the exhilarating  live Altitude shows. Altitude seeks to explore our relationship with height, fear, freedom and adrenaline. Set on a unique kinetic structure the show blends the traditional with the unexpected. Not one for the faint hearted!
 
FREE FAMILY THEATRE WITH CHICKENSHED @ BARCLAYCARD STAGE/ TUESDAY-WEDNESDAY (10.30AM – 2PM)
Returning to the Hyde Park for a third year, Chickenshed’s Tales from the Shed has teamed up with the Brit School’s Community Arts Practice as it continues to grow and grow! This fun theatre experience is one for the whole family to enjoy.
 
BARCLAYCARD SENSORIUM / MONDAY-THURSDAY
Barclaycard invites you to reconnect with your senses at the Barclaycard Sensorium. Reset, revive and awaken as you journey through the space.  Immerse yourself in colour and sound, get your taste buds tingling and even add a dash of sparkle to your festival look.  All before the chance to release your inner music star on camera, leaving you ready to go out and get more from the festival with all your senses firing. So whether it’s taste, touch, sound, smell or sight, be ready to expect the unexpected and get more from your festival. All thanks to your Barclaycard.
 
www.bst-hydepark.com
facebook.com/BSTHydePark
@BSTHydepark
 
For Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park media enquiries please contact:
 
The Outside Organisation: 020 7436 3633
Suzannah.fellows@outside-org.co.uk
Emily.bigg@outside-org.co.uk 

Florence + The Machine / The National – More names announced!!

Florence + The Machine / The National – More names announced!!

Florence + The Machine / The National – More names announced!!

Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park gets even stronger this summer with a host of stellar acts added to the bill for Florence + The Machine’s triumphant homecoming on Saturday July 13th. They headline alongside festival favourites and one of the most highly rated live acts around, The National. 
 
LA’s sweet and savage punk rockers Cherry Glazerr are on the bill. Led by the band’s indomitable frontwoman, Clementine Creevy, Cherry Glazerr are turbulent, tempestuous and truly joyful to catch live. They’re armed with new material from their third album Stuffed ‘n’ Ready, which came out earlier this year, so be prepared for a whirlwind of a show at BST Hyde Park.
 
Self Esteem is an experimental pop project, consisting solely of Rebecca Taylor. After a successful decade as one half of indie duo, Slow Club, Rebecca re-incarnated herself musically – now Self Esteem is the next chapter of her enthralling story. Taylor will be bringing her latest album Compliments Please into action, a record filled with wonderfully warm and intense vocals, with just the right level of sass!
 
Having lent her breath-taking vocals to greats like Gorillaz, SBTRKT, Shy FX, Machinedrum, Brasstracks and more, this year Roses Gabor sets out her stall as a solo artist of some genius. Her debut album Fantasy & Facts came out this February and sees Roses weaving her own artistic path – BST is happy to be along for the ride.
 
Connie Constance’s music has a neo-soul sheen and a bloody punk heart. Known for her energetic live performances, at times Constance’s serrated rasp sounds like it could tear out of her throat. The Watford born artist’s first album English Rose came out this year and was a long time in the making, featuring a stellar cast including Mura Masa, Kwesi Darko, Dave Okumu and Alfa Mist.
 
Mathilda Homer’s contemporary soul is formed by blending traditional influences with modern, creative production. Born to two established composers, music filled their family home and inspiration was found everywhere. With her latest EP Sunny Like You, the North London neo-soul singer provides a soul-cleansing jazz number that teases what is to come – we can’t wait to see it come to life in the summer sun at BST Hyde Park.
 
CC Honeymoon AKA Asher Preston is a pure, unfiltered musical vision, with each song rippling with wild sexuality and provocative artistry. His latest single ‘Make It Right’ is a stunning sneak peek of what’s to come at Hyde Park.
 
This host of extraordinary talent are joining Florence + The Machine and The National’s headlining show at Barclaycard present British Summer Time Hyde Park, as well as previously announced Lykke Li, Khruangbin and Nadine Shah, Blood OrangeAldous HardingMarlon WilliamsLet’s Eat Grandmaand Goat Girl.
 
It’s been a remarkable year for Florence, whose fourth album High As Hopealready has the feel of a career-defining moment. Florence’s recent tour in support of the album was greeted with across-the-board five-star reviews. With the album also landing Welch the third Mercury Prize nomination of her career, Florence + The Machine’s live return to London this summer should not be missed.
 
Sharing the stage are an American indie institution from Ohio, The National. With big plans this year, including a newly-announced album ‘I Am Easy To Find’ due out in May and an international tour, this will be their return to BST Hyde Park after their 2014 show with Neil Young.
 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7thyear.
 
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 TheLibertinesStevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.
 
2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger WatersBruno MarsMichael BubleThe CureEric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.
 
Headliners for 2019 are: Celine Dion (5th July), Stevie Wonder (6th July), Barbra Streisand (7th July), and Florence + The Machine The National (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).
 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival: 
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 @ British Summer Time 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 now
 
Ticket prices start at £65.00
 
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