British Summer Time unveils a family day at the park

with JLS, The Beach Boys, The Saturdays, comedy & more

published: Thu 23rd May 2013

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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

AEG Live have revealed the final main stage headliners for their double weekend flagship event British Summer Time which takes place at Hyde Park in London over 10 days from Friday 5th until Sunday 14th July 2013.

'A Day At The Park' will offer music, comedy and entertainment for all the family and will feature JLS, Beach Boys, The Saturdays, Paul Young, Soul Rebels, The Cuban Brothers, The Overtones, plus a Got To Dance showcase with Kimberly Wyatt, Lukas McFarlane, and Ruff Diamond.

The Village Hall stage will host Dionne Bromfield, The Loveable Rogues, and Tich.

There will be performances on the Theatre stage by The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories and Brainiac.

The bandstand becomes the 'adult creche' hosting the Avalon Comedy Theatre and further international acts and acts will be appearing across all four stages, on the family day out on Sunday 7th July as part of the 10-day extravaganza.

There will also be activities for all ages including dance workshops, sports & games, magicians & puppet shows, arts & crafts, face painting, traditional fairground rides, and more surprises.

James Russell, Head of Events, The Royal Parks said, "A Day At The Park truly reflects what our event in Hyde park is all about - a real mix of entertainment, from some of the best music to great theatre, comedy and arts across the full 10 day programme. Its going to be a massive adventure for the whole family."

Tickets for 'A Day At The Park' with JLS, and The Beach Boys go on general sale from 9am tomorrow, Friday 24th May with family packages available, for families of three and 4. An adult ticket will be priced at £35, children's tickets priced at £20 and kids under 5 entering for free. eFestivals will have links to buy them then.

British Summer Time is the first big event in Hyde Park since AEG Live won the tender to host concerts there, replacing Live Nation. Across Hyde Park, there will be four themed zones each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment, restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros toilets, 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 are priced from £59.50 to £495.

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.

Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez bring British Summer Time to a close in Hyde Park London on Sunday 14th July, also feat. Stooshe, Eliza Doolittle, Nile Rodgers and Chic, Charlie Brown, Vince Kidd, Smiler, Amplify Dot, Al Jarreau, Beverly Knight, Delilah and Angel.

For the line-up details as available please click here.

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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