British Summer Time Festival – also known as BST Hyde Park – is here for three massive weekends, and it’s coming back strong with a line-up of heavy hitters including Adele and the Rolling Stones
The British Summer Time Festival is one of the biggest music events in the UK, with the show back once again this weekend.
It is set to be an extra special event this year, with Elton John giving one of his last performances of his legendary career.
He isn’t the only major name attending the festival either, with a stacked line-up of music legends from around the world all heading to Hyde Park in London.
Tickets are selling out fast, with some of the main performances already gone.
If you want to try and get some last-minute tickets, they are available for purchase via the official festival website.
When is British Summer Time Festival?
The festival is spread across three main weekends, with the event kicking off on Friday June 24 until Sunday July 10.
The full dates are Friday June 24, Saturday 25 and Sunday 26, followed by Friday July 1, Saturday 2 and Sunday 3.
The final weekend for BST Hyde Park falls on Friday July 8, Saturday 9 and Sunday 10.
The entire festival will take place at Hyde Park in London, though it will not be televised so if you are hoping to see the performances, you’ll have to be there.
Elton John – Friday June 24
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As part of his final Farewell Tour, Elton John will be hitting the main stage at Hyde Park on Friday June 24.
It will be a must-see for the Rocketman’s fans and demand for the gig is already massive.
The tickets are completely sold out, with no additional space for general admission either.
The Rolling Stones – Saturday June 25 & Sunday July 3
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The Rolling Stones have recently been touring Europe, with their last gig taking place in Milan ahead of their flight to London.
Now they’re in Hyde Park for the weekend but in classic British summer fashion, they are leaving the sunshine of Europe for the grey skies of England.
It won’t dampen the show though, with only a few tickets remaining before they take to the main stage.
Eagles – Sunday June 26
One of the definitive American rock bands from LA, they have taken the trip across the pond for a very special performance in London.
They have just given a feel-good performance at Murrayfield stadium in Edinburgh and are currently gunning it down the M1 to Hyde Park.
Just like The Rolling Stones, the window to get tickets is closing, so if you want to see these veterans perform, grab them now.
Adele – Friday July 1 & Saturday 2
Adele is set to be the biggest performance of the festival, with tickets already sold out for both her performances.
She is leaving her new $58m home in LA to return to the UK to give one of the biggest performances of her career.
It isn’t known what her set will be, but festival-goers should expect her to break out some of her most popular hits such as Someone Like You, Hello and Rolling In The Deep.
Pearl Jam – Friday July 8 & Saturday 9
Another classic rock band is gracing the main stage at Hyde Park, with Pearl Jam set to dominate the third weekend of the festival.
They are touring Europe ahead of the UK show, hitting venues in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Denmark and more.
The British Summer Time Festival will just be a pit-stop for the band, as they are performing in Hungary just three days after the event.
Who else is playing at British Summer Time Festival?
The festival is stacked with massive names in music, so it’ll be three weekends of non-stop talent gracing the main stage and surrounding gigs.
The remaining line-up consists of:
- Robert Plant & Alison Krauss – Main stage – Sunday June 26
- Little Big Town – Main stage – Sunday June 26
- Pixies – Main stage – Friday July 8
- Cat Power – Main stage – Friday July 8
- White Reaper – Main stage – Friday July 8
- Dream Nails – Main stage – Friday July 8
- La Luz – Unknown stage – Friday July 8 / Saturday July 9
- Sick Joy – Unknown stage – Friday July 8
- Simon Townshend – Unknown stage – Friday July 8
- The Glorious Sons – Unknown stage – Friday July 8
- The Murder Capital – Unknown stage – Friday July 8
- Stereophonics – Main stage – Saturday July 9
- Imelda May – Unknown stage – Saturday July 9
- The Last Internationale Unknown stage – Saturday July 9
- Duran Duran – Main stage – Sunday July 10
- Nile Rodgers and CHIC – Main stage – Sunday July 10
- Grace Jones – Main stage – Sunday July 10
Further information regarding the event can be found on the festival’s official website.