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Featured Festival: British Summer Time


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Hyde Park, London
Weekend one: 18th  – 21st June
Weekend two: 26th – 28th June 

The words ‘British’ and ‘summer time’ are rarely spoken in a positive context in the UK. In fact, they’re often spoken with frustrated tuts and a few curse words and shaken fists at dark clouds. Though, if you head to Hyde Park over two weekends in June you may still be doing those things, but at least you’ll be in the company of possibly their biggest line up to date.

British Summer Time

BST has developed a reputation for stunning one-day events with some of the biggest acts. Having kicked off with The Rolling Stones in 2013, last year The Libertines played their biggest ever show, and won Best Headliner at the 2014 Festival Awards.

The festival hosts four stages for artists leading up to the main headliner. 

Kicking off the first night of music comes from the guys who defined modern indie rock, The Strokes. Joined by Grammy award winning legend Beck (somebody hold Kanye back), Temples and fast risers Gengahr, to name a few.

Blur continue their lauded comeback playing new material and joined by the likes of Roots Manuva, The Horrors, Drenge and Metronomy.

The first weekend is topped of with a mega pop event headlined by Kylie, propped up by special guests Chic feat. Nile Rogers and Mika - cus everybody’s gonna love today.

If you're looking for a classic rock act, you don't get much more classic than The Who, who perform as part of their 50th anniversary tour, joined by Paul Weller and Johnny Marr the following weekend. 

The biggest coup could arguably be a set by global pop superstar Taylor Swift having a massive party with Ellie Goulding and John Newman.

Though, they do pretty much promise something for everybody. So if you’ve got little ones to entertain the family event brings Union J, Britain’s Got Talent winners Collabro and the Horrible Histories cast to close the festival.

If comedy is more your thing, you’re in luck with Jim Jefferies, Ed Byrne, Ardol O’Hanlon and Rich Hall headlining the midweek comedy festivals.

They can’t guarantee the weather, but where better to enjoy the British summer time, than British Summer Time itself?

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