With ever-growing demand Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park announces even more FREE activities to their jam-packed midweek festival Open House.
In collaboration with The Royal Parks, the free programme takes place between two legendary weekends of music, with headliners Celine Dion (5th July), Stevie Wonder (6th July), Barbra Streisand (7th July), Florence + the Machine / The National (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).
Joining the likes of Sigur Rós ‘Liminal’ (SOLD OUT), Piazza Birra Moretti, Chickenshed Family Theatre, The Royal Parks Showcase and London’s best outdoor cinema are some of the UKs most anticipated outdoor activities!
Calling all big kids and small, Open House welcomes The Playground featuring giant lawn games for all ages, all week long! For those Alice in Wonderland types, dive in the rabbit hole of Croquet or for something a little more sophisticated, have a go at Boules. Other games include, giant snakes & ladders, garden skittles, giant jenga and giant connect four.
lululemon is back for its second year, with ambassadors and friends Annie Clarke, Mariel Witmond and Jonelle Lewis leading an energizing vinyasa practice, flowing to the sound of live performances by the London Contemporary Voices Choir and DJ Tom Middleton. Complete the experience with a restorative breathwork session by lululemon ambassador Richie “The Breath Guy” Bostock to leave you on a natural high.
Practicing together for the first time ever, these teachers will change your perception of what you thought yoga could be. Within the serene surroundings of Hyde Park and serenaded by live music, they will bring together a community of yogis to be lifted up by a powerful asana flow and blissed out by a breathing meditation. Prepare for an experience you’ll never forget.
This class welcomes all levels – whether you’re stepping onto the mat for the first or thousandth time. It is free to attend and will take place in front of the Great Oak Stage at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.
Join a blissful yoga, breathwork and live music experience with lululemon on Wednesday 10th July (from 18:15). Visit HERE to reserve your spot!
Cool down this summer with a refreshing can of Coca-Cola Zero Sugar whilst having your photo with the iconic Premier League Trophy at Coca-Cola’s experience; celebrate the start of the new summer promotion!
Craft Beer Rising announces music acts, Joe Godard (Balearic Set) and Raw Silk on Wednesday and Joey Negro (Z Records) and Krywald & Farrer on Thursday. Over 20 breweries will take part in the UKs biggest outdoor craft beer festival, including Brewgooder, Brixton Brewery, Fierce Beer, Hofmeister, Innis & Gunn, Mad Squirrel Brewery, Mondo Brewing Company, New Zealand Beer Collective, Stone & Wood Brewing and many more. Tickets start at just £5.90 and with a background of great summer music – this unique Hyde Park experience is an absolute steal! Visit HERE to get your tickets before they are gone!
Open House welcomes Gelong Thubten, monk, speaker, meditation teacher and author to for one night only on Thursday 11th July. Gelong specialises in providing non-religious mindfulness workshops and training programmes. Together you can spend the evening learning to master the art of mindfulness and listening to Gelong’s story on how he became a monk.
As part of Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park’s work with the local community, Open House will play home to a range of extraordinary talent from University of Westminster and BIMM London. Taking place from Monday to Wednesday on the Barclaycard stage you can experience the best in up and coming talents from Tally Spear, Elyona Biney, Helena Deans, Karim and Z E B E D E.
Barclaycard invites you to reconnect with your senses at the Barclaycard Sensorium. Reset, revive and awaken as you journey through the space. Immerse yourself in colour and sound, get your taste buds tingling and even add a dash of sparkle to your festival look. All before the chance to release your inner music star on camera, leaving you ready to go out and get more from the festival with all your senses firing. So, whether it’s taste, touch, sound, smell or sight, be ready to expect the unexpected and get more from your festival. All thanks to your Barclaycard.
About Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park
Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, the event kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.
In 2018, the festival experienced more classic moments, with an incredible multi-media experience from Roger Waters, followed by a hit filled 40th anniversary from The Cure, Eric Clapton, the return of Michael Bublé, a pop master class from Bruno Mars and Paul Simon’s farewell tour.
For the past six years, shows at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park have gone in history – from Carole King performing Tapestry in its entirety to Paul Simon’s last ever UK gig. Over huge headliners include Taylor Swift, Kylie Minogue, Tom Petty + The Heartbreakers, Phil Collins, Stevie Wonder and many more.
Every year, each headliner is joined by sensational supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world.
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2 in London, LA’s Staples Center and many more. Follow us on Twitter @AEG_Presents
About Hyde Park
Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy. They also help support the diverse culture of London and introduce new audiences to the parks.
About The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eight historic royal parks will always be there to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors to London.
This recently-created charity does this by:
Sensitively and sustainably protecting and conserving the heritage landscapes of the parks
Adding value to every visit by providing information and opportunities to find out more about the historic significance of the parks and the wildlife that lives in them today
Supporting and encouraging the development of biodiversity in the parks
Encouraging visitors to support their physical and mental health by using the parks for relaxation and exercise
It costs £40m a year to manage the parks. The charity raises around 75 per cent of this money itself, with the remaining 25 per cent coming from Government.
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