Eclectic line-up for A Day At the Park event on July 7
The Beach Boys will perform on the same bill as JLS and The Saturdays in London’s Hyde Park this July.
The unique gig is being billed as a “cross generational” event which will see artists aimed at different age groups all performing on the same bill. JLS, The Beach Boys, The Saturdays and Paul Young will all appear with children’s entertainment provided by The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories and Brainiac on July 7.
Titled A Day At The Park, the event Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park series of gigs that will also see Elton John, Bon Jovi and The Rolling Stones perform in London this Summer. A mixture of activities for all ages such as dance workshops, magicians, face painting and fairground rides will also be available at A Day At The Park.
Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live says: “Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is much, much more than just a music event. I have always wanted to promote a show where you can take your kids and your parents. Junior can be enthralled with the Gruffalo and your daughter can scream at JLS while your parents dance around to The Beach Boys. Everyone’s happy!”
Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park takes place across two weekends in the capital and will see performances from The Rolling Stones (July 6 and 13), Bon Jovi (July 5) and a host of other bands including Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, Palma Violets, Bush, and Tribes.
Speaking about the gigs, which will be the first time The Rolling Stones have performed in Hyde Park since 1969, Mick Jagger said previously: “It’s great to be playing the centre of London in July. it should be a beautiful evening.” Moving on to talk about the last time the band played Hyde Park, when he performed wearing a white dress, Jagger continued: “It was a free concert, Brian Jones had recently died. There were a lot of nerves, it was a crazy thing to do. In the end it was a landmark concert. I tend to choose my dresses at the last minute. I can still get into it, I’m not worried about that bit.”
Tickets for the event go on sale at 9am on May 24 with under 5s entering the park for free.