Celebrating the golden glow of British summertime, BST Hyde Park makes the most of balmy late nights, a break in grey skies, and the magic of music. After a two-year hiatus, the festival is back and brings with it an unforgettable lineup.
Scattered across numerous weekends between June 24th and July the 10th, BST Hyde Park doesn’t attempt to cram a good time into one short span, but instead gives us something to continually look forward to for three whole weeks. The 2022 Edition kicks off in style on Friday 24th June with the legendary Elton John as part of his 300 worldwide show on his Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour.
The Hyde Park hype continues with rock and roll legends The Rolling Stones gracing the stage for both the opening and closing ceremonies as they light it up on Saturday 25th and Sunday 3rd. It's been more than half a century since the band reformed and all the die-hard hits are sure to send waves of excitement through the crowd. On the 26th of June, The Eagles take up the mantle to close the first weekend out. This lineup is legendary and it doesn’t stop there.
The following weekend, Pearl Jam will be landing in London to play two of their biggest shows in the Big Smoke – right there at BST Hyde Park on the 8th and the 9th of July. Ending the fun and festivities on a high note, Duran Duran will be there to take the sounds of summer back to the 80s. Other acts adding their name to the lineup include Robert Plant & Alison, Krauss, Pixies, Cat Power, Stereophonics, and Nile Rodgers & Chic.
True to its name, BST Hyde Park will be held in the royal park. With a lineup like this, tickets are at the top of everyone's mind and there are multiple ticket types and options available. From early entry to VIP style, and accessible tickets, Ten Club tickets for hardcore Pearl Jam fans, Gold Circle, Diamond Circle, and American Express Summer Garden. As a partner in the event, there’s also an ALL Terrace option from Accor Live Limitless, offering a dedicated entrance, access to VIP bars and facilities, and a partially covered grandstand spot for watching the music unfold. Ticket prices start from £56 and can be purchased by following the links on the official website. Members of ALL - Accor Live Limitless can also get priority access to tickets, and VIP Experience packages to admire all the best headliners .
Since 2013, BST Hyde Park has been putting the London summer festival scene on the map. While many of Britain's summer soirees call for music lovers to leave the city, the BST Festival brings that good time vibe right to the centre of the capital. Since the very beginning, this event has been pulling in the biggest names in the business, from the likes of Lionel Richie to Stevie Wonder, Celine Dion, Bon Jovi, The Who, Blur, Neil Young, Black Sabbath, and Taylor Swift. With past attendance numbers hitting 65,000, the BST fest is a firm favourite thanks to its impressive roster of names, proximity to the city, and its ability to pull in a fun and eclectic crowd with its diverse reach of musical magic. While the headline acts are one of the main draws, the party atmosphere, the bars, and the food stands add to the carnival-like feel that keeps people out dancing until the small hours.
Stay within easy distance of the festival at the Mercure London Hyde Park Hotel. Situated right on the cusp of the iconic park, you can be first at the festival and take your tired dancing feet easily to bed. A timely townhouse feel welcomes you to get some rest with Victorian features like soaring windows and high ceilings giving plenty of space and light. With an in-house bar and restaurant, you can drink and dine before hitting the fest and shake off that morning hangover with a delicious breakfast. With Paddington Station a three-minute walk, guests are well placed for a weekend of pure fun.
Another option for those who want to be close to both Hyde Park and Paddington Station is the Novotel London Paddington. Contemporary cool welcomes you to this modern hotel complete with a swimming pool, sauna, and fitness suite facilities. Not only can you enjoy a refreshing dip and soothing sauna in-between concerts, but the spacious bedrooms, free WIFI, and open plan international restaurant all add something special to that list of comforts.
The capital is crammed with heady delights, no matter what your passion. From swathes of regal history to off the beaten track sights, incredible museums, a dazzling arts scene, and endless options for wining and dining, your London bucket list can go on for pages. Some of the must-see sights close to Hyde Park include one of the stars of the show – Buckingham Palace. Gaze at it from the gate or go inside to see for yourself the official residency of the queen. With its majestic staircase, collection of fine art, sprawling gardens and royal thrones, there’s no place quite like it. Up your day of regal delights by heading to Kensington Palace and venture to Westminster Abbey – the home of coronations.
Those who prefer a delirious dose of art, culture and history can head to the Victoria and Albert Museum with its endless halls and impressive corridors hosting the world's largest collection of over 2 million objects of art and design. The Natural History Museum is also just across the road from The V&A and the Science Museum is close by too. Iconic Oxford Street and Trafalgar Square aren’t too far away either, putting you right in the action for shopping, dining, and soaking up the pace of life in the Big Smoke.