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Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Massive Attack, Florence and the Machine, Take That and Mumford & Sons to headline BST Hyde Park festival during July 2016.
British Summer Time (BST Hyde Park) 2016
Updated: 15 March 2016
When: July 2016
Where: Hyde Park, London
Who: Stevie Wonder, Florence and the Machine, Take That and Mumford & Sons, plus more to be announced
BST Hyde Park returns in 2016 for another summer filled festival with the leading acts in music, comedy and entertainment from across the globe!
First headliner announced: Take That
Leading the 2016 festival line-up is this much-loved Brit boy band Take That. Gary Barlow, Mark Owen and Howard Donald will play the festival on Saturday 9 July.
Taking to the Great Oak stage, the concert will be the very first time that Take That have performed in London’s Hyde Park. The group released their first album as a three-piece, III, in 2014. It was a massive success charting at No.1 in the UK, and they followed the release with a massive sell-out tour of the UK.
Take That will be joined by a number of musical stars on the day who will perform prior to the group’s headline concert.
Second headliner announced: Mumford & Sons
With their folk-pop crossover, banjos and incredible live sets, Mumford & Sons have captured the hearts of the UK and beyond time and time again. Now, the group will headline BST Hyde Park festival on Saturday 9 July 2016.
Their slot at London’s Hyde Park follows an incredible year for the band, which included the release of their third studio album, Wilder Mind, and brilliant headline sets at Reading and Leeds Festival 2015.
Fans can expect to hear Mumford & Sons’ new material as well as the songs from their previous two albums: Sigh No More (2009) and Babel (2012). Joining Mumford & Sons at BST Hyde Park on 9 July will be Alabama Shakes, Wolf Alice and many more.
Third headliner announced: Florence and the Machine
The incredible Florence and the Machine will headline BST Hyde Park on Saturday 2 July. The band will be joined by Kendrick Lamar, Jamie XX and Blood Orange.
Florence and the Machine’s performance follows the release of their album How Big, How Blue, How Beautiful and an incredible headline slot at Glastonbury, which showcased Florence Welch’s captivating and stunning stage presence.
Fourth headliner announced: Massive Attack
Taking to the stage, and bringing with them an incredible visual stage set, will be Massive Attack on Friday 1 July. After releasing the Ritual Spirit EP, the band will wow with a unique audio-visual show in Hyde Park, which was put together with Robert Del Naja and United Visual Artists.
Massive Attack will be joined by punk legend Patti Smith, Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers, indie favourites TV On The Radio, California’s Warpaint and London-based Ghostpoet.
Fifth headliner announced: Carole King
A music first, Carole King and her band will play Tapestry in full live in Hyde Park on Sunday 3 July. The incredible singer will showcase her 1970s standout album like never before during this exciting event. As well as performing Tapestry in full, festival goers will be treated to other Caroline King classic hits.
Joining the incredible songwriter in Hyde Park will be Louise Goffin. Caroline King’s daughter, she has developed into a brilliant talent with seven albums and a Grammy nomination. Joining them will be Don Henley, who created who hits such as Desperado and Hotel California with The Eagles.
Sixth headliner announced: Stevie Wonder
Get ready for an unmissable performance when Stevie Wonder plays his landmark album, Songs In The Key of Life, at BST Hyde Park this summer. The masterpiece will be performed in its entirety by Stevie Wonder on 20 July.
Songs In The Key of Life was released in 1976. As one of the most influential albums of all time, it includes some of Stevie Wonder’s greatest hits including Isn’t She Lovely, I Wish and Sir Duke. The collection earned the 1977 Album of the Year award at the GRAMMYs.
As well as Stevie Wonder’s performance, the day will burst with music from an array of other artists to be announced at a later date.
BST Hyde Park Line-up 2016
Friday 1 July
Massive Attack, Patti Smith, TV On The Radio, Warpaint, Ghostpoet
Saturday 2 July
Florence and the Machine, Kendrick Lamar, Jamie XX and Blood Orange
Sunday 3 July
Carole King (performing Taperstry in full), Don Henley and Louise Goffin
Friday 8 July
Mumford & Sons, Alabama Shakes, Wolf Alice, Mystery Jets, Nick Mulvey, Baaba Maal, The Very Best, Borns, Beatenberg and Baio
Saturday 9 July
Take That, Olly Murs, Ella Eyre, Jamie Lawson and Nathan Sykes
Sunday 10 July
Plus many more
About BST Hyde Park Festival
BST Hyde Park reflects the best of the British summertime and 2016 is set to be another massive year for the biggest summer party. Each year British Summer Time festival tickets are in high demand, which reflects the diversity and status of the festival. BST Hyde Park combines music, food, drink, film, literature and sport with an exciting mid-week programme, food stalls and funfair, along with other games and attractions.
Last year BST Hyde Park spanned over 10-days and included headline performances from the leading names in music. Headliners of the festival were Taylor Swift, The Who, Kylie Minogue, Blur and The Strokes. Meanwhile, comedian Rich Hall, Ed Byrne and Jim Jefferies led the way on the mid-week comedy line-up.
Along with the music and comedy, 2015 saw BST Hyde Park present Britain’s Biggest Family Event. The day was packed with entertainment for children and families with the likes of Union J, Cbeebies superstar Justin Fletcher, Dick & Dom, Bart & Homer Simpson, SpongeBob Squarepants and many more featuring at the event.
How do you get to BST Hyde Park?
The festival takes place in the centre of London at Hyde Park on the Parade Ground (East Side of Hyde Park), so it is easy to access via public transport.
By tube or train
The central location means that many tube stations are close by including Hyde Park Corner, Marble Arch, Bond Street, Knightsbridge, Green Park and Lancaster Gate. Alternatively, Paddington and Victoria train stations are a short distance away.
Catch the bus to or from Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner or Knightsbridge stops. The festival site is just a short walk from each bus stop.
Marble Arch : 2 6, 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 159, 274, 390, 414, 436 Hyde Park Corner: 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, C2 Knightsbridge: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452
BST Hyde Park will provide a temporary bike rack for the duration of the festival. This will be located at the Albert Gate entrance. Bikes are not permitted inside the festival.