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JLS and Beach Boys for A Day At The Park in Hyde Park


Story by Jack Foley

JLS and The Beach Boys have both been confirmed to play A Day At the Park, the ultimate show for the entire family to enjoy at Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park on July 7, 2013.

Featuring a cross generational package of artists to keep the youngest to the oldest member of the family entertained, the event will also see The Saturdays and Paul Young performing as part of the music line-up alongside The Gruffalo, Horrible Histories and Brainiac for a day of the best music, comedy and entertainment.

With further international acts and artists appearing across all four stages, Sunday, July 7 will welcome the whole family to a great day out as part of the 10-day extravaganza.

A Day At The Park will provide fans with one of the last chances to see JLS perform live together as they take to The Great Oak Stage alongside The Saturdays, Paul Young, The Soul Rebels, The Cuban Brothers, The Overtones and legendary US band, The Beach Boys.

Other stages across the park will provide platforms for both children’s theatre and some of the best new acts around all topped off with an “Adult Creche” featuring the best of new comedy and a place to escape whilst your teenagers scream at the stars!

Tickets go on general sale from 9am on Friday, May 24 at with family packages available, children’s tickets at £20 and kids under 5 entering for free.

Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from the Barclaycard Unwind website from 9am on Thursday, May 23.

Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live commented: “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!”

Children’s entertainers The Gruffalo, Brainiac and Horrible Histories take over The Barclaycard Unwind Theatre to dazzle kids of all ages, while the Village Hall celebrates the best of British pop with Dionne Bromfield, fast rising star TICH, and Britain’s Got Talent’s The Loveable Rogues.

Acts from Sky 1’s Got To Dance are also set to star during A Day At The Park with Lucas McFarlane and Ruff Diamond already confirmed.

James Russell, Head of Events, The Royal Parks said: “A Day At The Park truly reflects what our event in Hyde park is all about – a real mix of entertainment, from some of the best music to great theatre, comedy and arts across the full 10 day programme. Its going to be a massive adventure for the whole family.”

Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, a totally unique and world class event for London, will give music fans throughout the capital the chance to see many of their favourite music artists play over back-to-back weekends in ticketed events.

In what heralds a totally unique event for London, each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of great entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy.

The music begins on Friday, July 5 with Bon Jovi headlining, followed by the world’s best known rock band, The Rolling Stones, on Saturday, July 6 and Saturday, July 13.

A full line up for each day, across four different stages, brings together music superstars and up and coming artists including Kaiser Chiefs, The Vaccines, Palma Violets, Bush, Tribes and many, many more.

More headliners are still to be announced. For more information, go to

From Monday to Thursday, the entire Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park site, except the main stage, will give visitors the chance to get involved with smaller, more intimate events offering film, music, literature, sport.

Across Hyde Park, there will be three themed zones, each with its own specially designed installations and entertainment, high quality restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros and independent food stalls.

AEG Live will be delivering the concert series in Hyde Park each year for the next five years and is committed to making Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park an experience never before seen in London.