British Summer Time to host Lionel Richie

Jennifer Lopez, Beverley Knight, Al Jarreau, Nile Rodgers & Chic, StooShe, & more

By Scott Williams | Published: Wed 22nd May 2013

British Summer Time 2013 - Beverley Knight
Photo credit: Denis Gorbatov

British Summer Time 2013

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: 65,000

Lionel Richie will bring AEG Live's new flagship event British Summer Time at Hyde Park in London to a close headlining on Sunday 14th July with 'Heart In The Park!'.

Also confirmed for that day are J-Lo (Jennifer Lopez), Al Jarreau, Beverley Knight, Nile Rodgers & Chic, StooShe, Eliza Doolittle, Incognito, Light Of The World, Pigbag, Charlie Brown, Vince Kidd, Smiler, Amplify Dot,Delilah, and Angel.

Tickets for final Sunday with Lionel Richie, Jennifer Lopez and more will go on sale from 9am this Friday, 24th May, priced from £59.50 to £399 and eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live commented, "I can’t think of a better way to close our event in Hyde Park than with Heart In The Park! Lionel and Jennifer in one night would be enough but when you add Nile, the rest of the supporting cast and Heart presenters, it is the stuff that legendary nights are made of!!"

James Russell, Head of Events, The Royal Parks said, "This is a new era for music events in Hyde Park. The Royal Parks is really proud to be hosting Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - a new concept in outdoor music events. It's great to have such truly amazing artists join the line up and be part of the new format and new look music event in Hyde Park. This closing party will certainly be one to remember!"

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.

Elton John and his band will headline Friday, 12th July, with support from 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 this day go on sale tomorrow.

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.

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