Elton John for final Friday at British Summer Time

plus Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, and more

published: Tue 21st May 2013

Ray Davies

Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July 2013
Hyde Park, Park Lane, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London, W2 2UH, England MAP
from £35 to £495
daily capacity: 65000
last updated: Tue 9th Jul 2013

Elton John and his band will headline the final Friday, 12th July, of AEG Live's new flagship event British Summer Time which takes place at Hyde Park in London over 10 days from Friday 5th until Sunday 14th July 2013.

The day will also feature singer-songwriters playing across 3 stages including former-Kinks frontman Ray Davies, Elvis Costello, Nick Lowe, Lucy Rose, Justin Currie, Tift Merritt, To Kill A King, Thea Gilmore, Scott McFarnon, and Olivia Sebastianelli.

Tickets for final Friday with Sir Elton John, Ray Davies, Elvis Costello and more will go on sale from 9am this Thursday, 23rd May, priced from £59.50 to £399 and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

On the full line-up for Final Friday, Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live commented, "Hyde Park on Friday 12th July will witness a fantastic celebration of great British and American songwriters. Imagine how many hits you are going to hear between Elton, Ray and Elvis. This one's a real treat!"

James Russell, Head of Events, The Royal Parks said, "As our event in Hyde Park gets closer, so the temperature is hotting up as we knew it would with a fantastic series of artists set to play. Friday 12th July is sure to be a extremely memorable night!"

British Summer Time is the first big event in Hyde Park since AEG Live won the tender to host concerts there, replacing Live Nation. The event includes a village green with a pub and farmers' market. Plus real lavatories, an outdoor pool bar, bistros, restaurants and cocktail bars.

Across Hyde Park, there will be four themed zones each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment, high quality restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros and independent food stalls. AEG is also committed to working with the natural surroundings of Hyde Park to ensure an environmentally-friendly footprint and has commissioned an internationally respected team of ecologists to advise on the planning and construction of Barclaycard British Summer Time.

From Monday to Thursday, the entire British Summer Time site, save for the main Great Oak Stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport and a specific family day for the whole family.

Bon Jovi will headline the first night, on Friday 5th July with support from Kaiser Chiefs, and Bush. Also confirmed for that day are The Futureheads, Charlie Simpson, The Coronas, Bernhoft, Rival Sons, Little Barrie, Funeral Suits, Leo Gun, All The Young, Josh Flowers & The Wild, and The Virginmarys. Tickets for Bon Jovi are priced at £65.

The Rolling Stones headline on Saturday 6th July with support from The Vaccines, The Temper Trap, Gary Clark Jr., King Charles, and Palma Violets. Also confirmed for that day are The Boxer Rebellion, Temples, Story Books, Tribes, Broken Hands, Drenge, Gabriel Bruce, Will Heard, TriggerFinger, Kimberley Anne, Splashh, Loom, Will Cook, and Whinnie Williams. All ticket options for this show sold out in just over an hour.

The Rolling Stones headline again on Saturday 13th July with support from Jake Bugg, Tom Odell, The 1975, Vintage Trouble, The Horrors, Public Service Broadcasting, The Family Rain, Valerie June, Adam Cohen, Fink, Hudson Taylor, Luke Sital Singh, James Bay, Keziah Jones, Hero Fisher, Propellers, The Riptide Movement, and Wild Smiles. Tickets for this show are still available priced from £599.

More headliners, and line-up additions are still to be announced. AEG Live will be delivering the concert series in Hyde Park each year for the next 5 years.

To buy tickets now, where available, click here.



Friday 5th to Sunday 14th July 2013
Hyde Park, Park Lane, Kensington & Chelsea, Greater London, W2 2UH, England MAP
from £35 to £495
daily capacity: 65000
last updated: Tue 9th Jul 2013


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