Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, British Summer Time attracts leading bands and singers. There are major superstars alongside handpicked developing acts that perform for fans from across the UK and the world.
What to expect at British Summer Time
Different acts play throughout the event. This year highlights at British Summer Time include Michael Buble on Friday 13th July and Bruno Mars on Saturday 14th July. Ticket prices vary according to acts and usually start at around £80 but they can cost in the early hundreds too.
Apart from the global stars who play at this event, many celebrity guests also gather. Cara Delevingne has been spotted, as well as other top models. Florence Welch has been seen on stage and in the crowd and actress Emma Watson also normally attends.
Event hotspots and hospitality
The champagne bar is a popular place for people to gather, but being a music event, getting as close to the stage is naturally a must.
The Terrace is a covered grandstand and ticket holders for this area can also make the most of a dedicated entrance, excellent view, entry to the event up to one hour before the main gate opens, access to the Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden (you can also get a less expensive ticket that includes just this benefit), which has VIP bars, premium food outlets, comfortable seating, separate toilet facilities and cloakroom.
Did you know
British Summer Time is organised by AEG Live, which is the world’s second largest presenter of live music and entertainment events. British Summer Time was the first AEG Live event held in Hyde Park since they acquired the rights to host concerts there.
Previous headlining acts have included: The Rolling Stones, Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie, Black Sabbath, Neil Young, The Libertines, Arcade Fire, The Who, Blur, The Strokes and Taylor Swift.
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It’s normally pretty warm (British weather dependent of course) and this is a music-focused event so think about being comfortable, cool and ready to dance! Flat shoes are a must as it is held on grass and the dress code is very relaxed.
Hyde Park, London, W2 2UH UK
Parking is difficult as this is a London event. However, Hyde Park Corner and Marble Arch tube stations are both a few minutes walk away from the right end of the park and provide access via the Central and Piccadilly Lines. Buses also stop in these areas too. View Location.