… but we didn’t start it – pun intended of course! As summer looms and festival season comes onto our minds once more, it’s hard not to be drawn to London’s Hyde Park. Not only are you certain that camping in the rain won’t need to be an issue you have to deal with, but the acts playing across the site’s three stages will be second to none!
While 2022 brought us face to face with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards and Ronnie Wood as The Rolling Stones headlined BST Hyde Park’s Great Oak Stage across two nights; the likes of tennis legend John McEnroe joined Eddie Vedder’s men as Pearl Jam stormed the park also across two night, The Rocketman himself – Elton John – brought his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour along as well as The Eagles, Adele and Duran Duran gracing the stage, 2023 will continue to promise something for everyone.
The Rolling Stones @ BST Hyde Park 2022
First up, the global pop phenomenon that is P!NK will be bringing her Summer Carnival to not one, but two nights at Hyde Park as part of BST. And along for the ride is former No Doubt frontwoman and legend in her own right, Gwen Stefani!
Gwen Stefani (Jamie Nelson)
Renowned for her undeniably breathtaking live shows with colossal production, teamed with her world-class talent, P!NK has always brought a very physical performance along to her shows, including elements of circus-style acrobatics. We can’t wait to see what she brings to The Great Oak Stage! P!NK and Gwen Stefani will own Hyde Park on 24th and 25th June. P!NK says: “It’s been a long three years and I’ve missed live music so so much…. So it’s finally time! I am so excited to get back to the UK and Europe to sing, cry, sweat and make new memories with my friends. It’s going to be magical!”
P!NK (Ebru Yildiz)
Next up, global rock phenomenon Guns N’ Roses will headline BST Hyde Park for the very first time on Friday 30th June. One of America’s most influential rock groups, Axl Rose, Slash, Duff McKagan, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Frank Ferrer and Melissa Reese are heading to London for the 10th anniversary of BST Hyde Park. Their debut record, 1987’s critically acclaimed Appetite For Destruction, became the best-selling debut album of all time in the US, featuring Top 10 singles Welcome To The Jungle, Paradise City, and No.1 iconic track Sweet Child O’ Mine. Bringing those colossal hits and the energy of 100 bands at once in their epic live shows, Guns N’ Roses tour Australia before heading to London for BST Hyde Park, just one week after they headline Glastonbury Festival’s Pyramid stage.
The Boss himself Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band will bring six decades worth of hits and deep cuts to Hyde Park’s Great Oak Stage across two nights at BST Hyde Park on Thursday 6th July as well as Saturday 8th July, marking Springsteen’s BST debut, a full year on from his surprise guest appearance on Worthy Farm’s Pyramid stage alongside Foo Fighters’ frontman Dave Grohl, the two men special guests of Beatles man Paul McCartney during his, now legendary, 3-hour headline set.
Springsteen has released 20 studio albums during a career spanning over six decades, and he has become one of the million tickets across the continent. This tour is the first time Bruce Springsteen And The E Street Band will perform live together since 2016’s 14 month long The River Tour, which finished in Australia in 2017.
One of the biggest and best-loved UK groups ever, Take That, will bring the hits to BST Hyde Park in a UK Exclusive performance! Gary Barlow, Howard Donald and Mark Owen will reunite on Saturday 1st July 2023 for a day of celebration. Their classic songs are their calling card-from early pop smashes like Everything Changes, It Only Takes A Minute and Relight My Fire to Back For Good, Never Forget, Shine and These Days-they are the soundtrack to millions of lives.
Take That - BST Hyde Park
The chart-topping group will be joined by Irish Breakeven-hitmakers The Script and iconic pop trio Sugababes featuring the original line-up of Siobhán Donaghy, Keisha Buchanan and Mutya Buena, with more artists to be announced!
Take That say: “We’re so excited to be back together and that BST Hyde Park will be the first stage we perform on in almost four years. We have incredible memories of playing there in 2016, and we can’t wait to see everyone in July.”
K-pop trailblazers, BLACKPINK will take over The Great Oak Stage on Sunday 2nd July, making history in the process as they become the first K-pop act to headline a major UK festival. Over the course of their 6 year career, BLACKPINK have released 2 studio albums, 3 EPs and have collaborated with fellow global superstars, from Lady Gaga to Cardi B, Dua Lipa and Selena Gomez. Comprised of members JISOO, JENNIE, ROSÉ and LISA, the group have earned acclaim by becoming the #1 most subscribed act on YouTube (with over 80M) and earning their status as the most-followed girl group on Spotify.
And last, but by no means least, one of the most popular recording artists and respected entertainers in history, Billy Joel will perform on the BST stage on Friday 7 July. The sixth best-selling recording artist of all time and the third best-selling solo artist, as well as one of the biggest concert draws in the world, Joel’s songs have acted as personal and cultural touchstones for millions of people across five decades.
Billy Joel @ MSG (Myrna Suarez)
Joining Joel will be one half of the iconic Hall & Oats duo: Daryl Hall. The Philadelphia soul man is still achieving career milestones more than four decades later, continuing to perform with his band to sold out venues everywhere. With an expansive catalogue of hits including Maneater and You Make My Dreams, this will 100% be a classic singalong BST Hyde Park day out.
BST Hyde Park 2023 tickets are now on sale HERE, although some of the events are now all sold out. Gotta be quick!!