Sir Tom Jones
The Bootleg Beatles
Enjoy the best of British Summer Time with music superstars and much-loved children’s entertainers for a day the whole family can enjoy….
Hyde Park, London – AEG Live and The Royal Parks present Sir Tom Jones leading a day for all the family for Summer 2014, at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
With huge headlining music superstars on the main stage, plus the cream of children’s entertainment around the fantastic site, this is the great British Summer Time, in one place.
5 year olds and under go for free, a family of four can buy a ticket for just £90.
Fresh from the latest hit series of the BBC’s The Voice, the incredible Sir Tom Jones headlines. Tom is one of Britain’s greatest ever vocalists, with an illustrious history, stretching way back to the 1960s.
From the day he crashed on to the scene with his first smash hit ‘It’s Not Unusual’, it was clear that one of the all time great singers had arrived. Still in a class all of his own, he has stayed contemporary by collaborating with a succession of new artists that see him as a true musical hero, from Cerys Matthews, to The Stereophonics. Recent album ‘Spirit In The Room’ was produced by Kings of Leon’s man Ethan Johns.
Well used to Royal surroundings, he became Sir Tom for services to music in 2006 and with hits like ‘Green Grass Of Home’, ‘Kiss’ and ‘Delilah’, he has songs that have lasted generations.
Suggested Tom Jones quote:
”I love playing in Hyde Park, it’s such a beautiful place and some of the greats have played there. There is a real sense of musical history and a fantastic atmosphere that comes with a London summer. And it’s a Royal Park, so it is a great excuse to remind everyone that I am a Knight of the Realm!”
This summer, Boyzone return to the stage to perform their biggest hits. With 20 UK top 40 singles, 6 UK Number 1s and 5 Number 1 albums, along with 4 Brit Awards and an Ivor Novello for Best Contemporary Song, Ronan, Mikey, Shane and Keith are one of Ireland’s most successful exports and best-loved bands.
Suggested Boyzone quote:
“There’s no bigger gig than Hyde Park and no better day out than playing British Summer Time. Our fans are all ages and this is a great way to get them all together and, of course, play alongside the great Sir Tom Jones. We will definitely be sticking around to watch the master at work.”
Little Mix are the biggest girl band in the world right now and take to the Great Oak Stage after dominating the pop charts since winning X Factor in 2011; the first group ever to win the show. They have gone on to bag 2 UK Number 1 singles with ‘Cannonball’ and ‘Wings’ and sell 4 million singles worldwide.
Jesy, Perrie, Jade and Leigh-Anne have been in the US recording their new album and are ecstatic to be returning to the UK to play such a large crowd in historic surroundings:
“Wow, Hyde Park – so many amazing artists have played there and to be on a line up with Sir Tom Jones is a true honour. We can’t wait to see all The Mixers in the summer sun. And it’s Perrie’s 21st birthday a few days before, so we will be celebrating in style.”
10cc seemingly appeared out of nowhere in 1972 with their eponymous debut album. They made an immediate impact, with a sound that was both commercial and substantial. Not only did they deliver a string of enormous hits, they won critical credibility everywhere they went, with songs such as ‘I’m Not In Love’, ‘Dreadlock Holiday’ and ‘Robber Bullets’ that have stood the test of time.
And The Bootleg Beatles, the most famous tribute act in the world, will spark a mass sing-a-long of the Fab Four’s greatest hits.
Horrible Histories, Hello Kitty, Shaun The Sheep,
Go!Go!Go! and more!
Horrible Histories are back at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park by popular demand: with multiple performances of their ‘Loathsome London’ theatre show. Don't miss this horrible history of London with the nasty bits left in!
Hello Kitty is one of the most recognisable characters in the world. She will be making appearances throughout the day from her floral dell on the Village Green’s Summer Stage.
Wallace & Gromit’s creation Shaun the Sheep, brought to life by Aardman Animations is herded to Hyde Park for Championsheeps Live! Kids and fun loving grown-ups can join Shaun and his farmyard friends for a sports day like no other with activities throughout the day including Shirley’s Pie-athlon, the Free Range Egg & Chick Race, a Naughty Pigs Sack Race and much more…
Plus, for musical kids, there is Go!Go!Go!, Nick Jnr’s resident pop group, spreading their own brand of sunshine over British Summer Time.
Treasured by children and grownups alike, a Mr Men and Little Miss book is sold every 6 seconds. On 13th July they will take over the Village Hall to bring day long arts & crafts workshops to Hyde Park. With Mr Bump, Mr Tickle, Mr Strong and Little Miss Sunshine in charge there are sure to be some Mr Messy moments!
Magic’s latest sensation Troy, will be astounding the summer crowds too. The rising star has been stunning the UK with his E4 TV series of close up magic and been christened ‘the new Dynamo’ for his baffling tricks.
All the family will enjoy everything summer has to offer with an array of critically acclaimed food outlets, plus a Carnival area with performances for all.
Further international acts and artists will be appearing across all four stages, as Sunday 13th July welcomes the whole family to a great day out as part of the 10 day extravaganza.