British Summer Time festival

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The UK’s 10 best music festivals
Whether you go full on feral at Glastonbury or chomp on churros at a one-day dad-fest, there’s a festival for you

Leonie Cooper

04, May, 2019 @5:59 AM

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O Canada! Céline Dion and Drake each announce major UK concerts
Singer will play only European show of 2019 in Hyde Park, while rapper announces a UK arena tour, including six nights at London’s O2 Arena

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

22, Jan, 2019 @10:50 AM

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Neil Young criticises festival sponsor Barclays over 'fossil fuel funding'
Young says choice of sponsor for his London show with Bob Dylan ‘doesn’t work for me’ and claims promoters British Summer Time ‘jumped the gun’

Laura Snapes

10, Dec, 2018 @10:02 AM

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Bob Dylan and Neil Young to headline British Summer Time festival
The songwriting legends are both slated to play on 12 July 2019 in Hyde Park, London

Ben Beaumont-Thomas

27, Nov, 2018 @11:20 AM

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The Killers to headline Hyde Park in London in July
Las Vegas band are the final headliners for the British Summer Time festival series of megagigs in the park

Guardian music

23, Jan, 2017 @9:00 AM

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Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks announced for British Summer Time festival
The American rock band return for their only European show in 2017, bringing the Fleetwood Mac star with them as support

Guardian music

13, Dec, 2016 @9:41 AM

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Justin Bieber to headline British Summer Time festival 2017
Singer will join Phil Collins, Kings of Leon and Green Day at Hyde Park for his only London show of the year

Guardian music

09, Dec, 2016 @9:02 AM

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Phil Collins to play his biggest-ever solo show in Hyde Park
Fears that he missed again quelled after five Royal Albert Hall shows in London sold out in 15 seconds

Guardian music

08, Nov, 2016 @8:00 AM

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Stevie Wonder / Pharrell Williams at BST review – marathon party in the key of soul
A four-hour set underlines Wonder’s stupendous star quality, presenting in full his political masterpiece Songs in the Key of Life, plus mega-hit encores and a bit too much jazzy noodling

Ian Gittins

11, Jul, 2016 @10:16 AM

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Carole King at BST review – beautiful Tapestry performance finds a 50,000-strong backing choir
In her first UK gig in 27 years, the woman who launched the singer-songwriter movement evokes multi-generational adoration at BST festival

Caroline Sullivan

04, Jul, 2016 @9:06 AM

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Florence + the Machine / Kendrick Lamar at BST review – sublime, riotous clash of heavyweights
US rapper Kendrick Lamar’s rage cuts through Hyde Park’s sound barrier to give headliner Florence Welch a fitting platform for her histrionic pop opera

Ian Gittins

03, Jul, 2016 @12:46 PM

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Massive Attack / Patti Smith at BST review – angry soundtrack to Brexit chaos
Defiance and despair define the opening night of BST festival as beacons of punk politics and urban indignation press a new generation to carry the torch

Mark Beaumont

03, Jul, 2016 @11:23 AM

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