It is certainly summer in the city, and what better way to celebrate that with some live music on one of the city’s wonderful areas of parkland? The British Summertime Festival runs from the 5th of July through to the 14th of July. Ticket holders will be able to see some of the biggest stars of the music industry on the Great Oak stage set up in the park. If you are not lucky enough to get tickets to any of the performances there is still plenty going on in the part that you can enjoy. The British Summertime Festival is going to be one of the biggest highlights of summer in the city. Headline acts, top performers, the Gruffalo will be there plus there will be a whole host of different entertainments and activities that the whole family can enjoy; Hyde Park is the place to be this July! You don’t even have to worry about packing a picnic as the park is going to be transformed with plenty of places to stop for a drink and a bite to eat.
Kicking off the festival you will find one of the biggest names in rock. Bon Jovi will be opening the festival on Friday 5th July. Aside from playing some of the music they have become famous for they will also be debuting tracks from their new album. Leaving Glastonbury in their wake the Rolling Stones take to the Great Oak stage on Saturday 6th, this date has already sold out so they are performing for a second time on the 13th. Sunday the 7th sees the ‘A Day at the Park’ event taking place when the entertainment is very much family based with acts such as JLS and the Beach Boys taking to the stage. Paul Young and the Saturdays will be there along with children’s favourite The Gruffalo, as well as the popular Horrible Histories team and Brainiac too. No matter what age your family are there is something that will entertain them. Elton John takes to the stage on the 12th when he will be joined by Elvis Costello and Ray Davis. The 14th sees ever popular Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez bringing the whole event to a close.
During the week visitors to the park will find lots of events taking place including film screenings, musical performances, sporting events and a great family event day in which everyone can get involved. The whole of the park will be given over to the British Summertime Festival, with the park being broken down into various zones. Each zone will have its own entertainment and range of installations. Journey around the park midweek during the festival and you will find top quality restaurants, beauty salons, cocktail bars and pubs, cafes and bistros and plenty of independent food stalls. As if being in such beautiful surroundings of the park was not enough the location will be filled with more attractions and entertainments than you could possibly get around in one day.