Barclaycard British Summertime news: The Cure! Celebrating their 40th anniversary

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BST have announce their 5th headliner… The Cure! Celebrating their 40th anniversary, The Cure are heading the Hyde Park on Saturday 7 July, 2018. Joining them will be Interpol, Goldfrapp, Editors, RIDE, Slowdive, The Twilight Sad and many more TBA.

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With five huge headliners announced for the 2018 event so far, music lovers can expect another phenomenal year from the award-winning festival, all in the heart of London.

On Friday 6 July, music icon Roger Waters will be bringing his Us + Them Tour to the UK for the first time ever. The Pink Floyd visionary is noted for taking his sonic and visual experimentation to breath-taking levels and turning rock n roll into theatre on the grandest scale. Waters will be showcasing highlights from his groundbreaking body of work, with songs from Pink Floyd’s greatest albums (Wish You Were Here, The Wall, Animals, Dark Side of The Moon), along with tracks from his critically acclaimed new album “Is This the Life We Really Want?”.

On Sunday 8 July, Eric Clapton is set to play a very special concert, continuing the legacy of all-time greats gracing the Great Oak Stage.

With a decades-long career and countless accolades to his name, Eric Clapton is also something of a local, having first played Hyde Park with Blind Faith on June 7, 1969 alongside band mates Ginger Baker, Steve Winwood and Rick Grech to a 120,000 strong audience – it was the band’s debut.

He returned to the Royal Park in 1996, recording a classic live concert that raised money for The Prince’s Trust, again in 2008 and has played over 200 times at the nearby Royal Albert Hall.  Amazing support comes from Santana, Steve Winwood and Gary Clark Jr. with more to be announced.

On Friday 13th July, Michael Bublé returns for his only show of 2018 and his biggest UK concert. The undisputed ‘King of Cool’ will be dazzling Hyde Park with his classic voice, endearing charm and sheer panache that has seen him compared with the great singers and entertainers. He has carved a unique place in the hearts of fans around the world and lit up pop charts since his debut album in 2005, bringing jazz standards to a new generation while scoring his own original hits including the unforgettable global smashes ‘Home’, ‘Haven’t Met You Yet’, ‘Everything’ and ‘Lost’.

On Saturday 14 July, Hawaiian troubadour Bruno Mars will be performing fresh off the back of his ‘24K Magic World Tour’, which spans over 172 shows across five continents in support of his 2x platinum-selling album 24K Magic. The UK leg of the tour included four critically acclaimed shows at London’s O2 Arena. Now, Mars is set to return to the UK, taking to the stage at in Hyde Park with a dazzling visual production and a set-list crammed full of his chart-topping hits.

Embarking on its 6th edition, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is now one of Britain’s biggest and best summer events, attracting some of the greatest names in music to the heart of London’s beautiful Hyde Park.

James King, Senior Vice President, AEG Presents comments: “The Cure playing at Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will be an incredible day where The Cure join the list of other global legends who have played the Great Oak Stage. On July 7th we celebrate the 40th anniversary of a truly iconic British band and it’s an honour that they have chosen to share this magical experience with us in Hyde Park.”

Roscoe Bowman, Senior Experiential Marketing & Partnerships Manager for Barclaycard, said: “We’re excited to welcome The Cure, one of the most influential bands of the 20th century. Over the past 40 years their music has helped to define countless musical genres from post punk to new wave, and we look forward to hearing their unique sound in what will surely be a great night in Hyde Park. General ticket sales will begin on 15 December but Barclaycard customers can get a head start with exclusive pre-sale ticket access from 9am on Tuesday 12 December.”

Alun MainwaringHead of Events, Filming and Commercial Development at The Royal Parks said: “The Cure choosing to play their exclusive 40th anniversary show here in Hyde Park tops off an outstanding first weekend for BST 2018. Flanked by Roger Waters and Eric Clapton, The Cure will play the Saturday night, making their Hyde Park return, having last played here in 2002. Since it began, BST Hyde Park has been attracting the biggest artists on the planet and delighting sell-out crowds – which in turn has helped us to maintain this precious park.”

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7 days ago

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I’m sure that you will do the right thing at the appropriate time. But, in case it helps, I’m prepared to stand outside in December in the dark, cold, and driving rain to watch Pearl Jam 👍

So many people on here still think it's a little disease that will have cleared in a few weeks! I'm not sure you're aware of the nature of how it spreads and feeling hard done by because you're not going to see your favourite act is pretty sad.

its surely impossible for it to go ahead sadly im gutted as ive waited years to see Taylor Swift and Little Mix and who knows how much longer ill have to wait now

To be honest, I think it was too rushed selling tickets for Duran Duran when the situation was deteriorating really fast. Future is uncertain and I really hope that this can happen. But if it can´t happen, give us going from abroad the chance to cancel our trips on time for refunds. Good luck and stay safe everyone.

this Corona virus will keep us busy for a few months, look @ China...they still don't have a normal will be a strange year for the entire world. Health and safety before anything else. I'm sure the organization will take a wise decision...feel sorry for the organizers and for all who wanted to see their idols. #keepSafe #stayHome

BST Hyde Park Hurry up and make your statement. It’s past time we were told what’s going on. This needs to be postponed until next summer. Mass gatherings in July is a stupid idea. Don’t keep us hanging, be responsible like the Glastonbury organisers who obviously value their patrons health over their money.

It's not easy as potponing it or cancelling it for the most part and there are a lot of moving parts with things like this. if they postpone or cancel they may not be able to deliver the artists they have promised at later dates or next year due to other commitments and they will likely have booked next years acts already. If its not safe to go ahead them obviously that is a reason to cancel and they should but July is still a very long time away and if we can get this sorted within the 12 weeks they are suggesting we can then this falls very much outside of that. at least they have given us an update on what to expect currently, some events and companies arent even doing that much

I don’t think three months is going to stop this virus and it’s highly likely it will be necessary to cancel the concerts this year. Obviously they won’t be able to make a decision nearer the time. Staying safe and alive - more important than concerts and holidays.

canceling the festival is the most obvious solution, otherwise you would have many victims on your conscience

Postpone until next year. It would be really stupid and tone deaf to hold mass gatherings this summer. Even if infection has slowed down by then, events like this could create a second wave. I have tickets and was really looking forward to seeing Pearl Jam, but would prefer to wait until next year than put myself and others in danger.

Postpone it till later in the year or cancel it. Doing nothing just leads some people to think life will just carry on when clearly it won’t.

I hope we have the option of a refund if needed , I need to cancel a hotel preferably a month before the gig, I can’t go later in the year.

Do not cancel post Malone it’s 02 July, this will all be blown over by then 🤞🏽🤞🏽🤞🏽

Even if you postpone it, please allow for the refund option: I bought flights and hotel to see taylor in london and I'm in university, I can't just come on a later date

Been waiting 11 years to see Taylor but health goes first and if postponing it (later this year or next year doesn’t matter) is an option but meaning I’ll have to wait a bit more, so be it! I’ll be devastated if it’s completely cancelled with no opportunity to see TayTay at all 😭

I honestly can’t imagine anything other than full cancellation. Too many moving parts to get all the same artists together on the same day. Absolutely gutted, but I know Pearl Jam will make it right, those dudes are always good for it.

Time to do the right thing & cancel No chance this is going ahead Give people maximum time to cancel trains, flights, hotels etc! Stop kidding yourselves on.

Hopefully allow a refund option, traveling from NZ which at this time seems improbable

Quicker you announce the likely cancellation, the quicker people can sort out refunded hotels, rail tickets etc.

Any chance of an update on this?

BST Hyde Park love box festival (also in London over the weekend of the 11th of June) has confirmed they have had to cancel this year. You need to make a statement now. People have money tied up in tickets which they could do with if it no longer can go ahead. Be decent and let your customers know SOMETHING

How can I refund my ticket please? I'm on a payment plan. We are an MOD family and our move has been postponed so I won't be able to come as my husband will be deployed. Can someone message me, thanks 😊

Please don’t cancel then little mix will have to cancel their WHOLE summer tour

Just cancel now, cut your losses and get better acts to replace them 🤣

I got everything crossed and when I mean everything I mean everything. And yes it is painful 🤷‍♂️😂

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2 weeks ago

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🎉 On sale now: Duran Duran invite you to the summer party of the year at American Express presents BST Hyde Park!

Catch the iconic band in their only London show of 2020 with friends Gwen Stefani and Nile Rodgers & CHIC, with many more to be announced.

🎉 On sale now: Duran Duran invite you to the summer party of the year at American Express presents BST Hyde Park!

Catch the iconic band in their only London show of 2020 with friends Gwen Stefani and Nile Rodgers & CHIC, with many more to be announced.

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Cannot wait to see Taylor swift on Saturday and then Duran Duran on Sunday. It'll be one of the best weekends EVER!!!! ❤️

Great line I saw Duran Duran along with Goldfrap many years ago they put on a great show. Hope also it happens hope during the summer time it burns this Monster virus right if the face of this earth. 🤞It goes ahead

This will be cancelled I'm afraid.. sorry but I think everyone should prepare themselves for that happening.......

Excited for this - tickets purchased - let’s hope it goes ahead! 🤞

It’s worth the money x Great afternoon and evening as long as weather holds out x

Will we get a refund if cancelled .. going to be gutted if this is cancelled my daughter's spike about it everyday since she got tickets on her birthday

Looking forward to seeing these guys for the 20th time over 38 years with VIP back passes 🕺👍🍻😀

Stop this!!! At this point over 3 months away, second guessing doesn’t help, reports this evening are of vaccines in Australia and Cuba being developed!!! So until someone says so, think positively and hope it all pans out!!

I was going on the Friday Pearl Jam and Pixies. I reckon it will be cancelled sadly 😭

£110 a ticket! 👎🏻

Amazed this is being advertised in light of everything at the moment ???? At least let things calm down first people could be parting with money for an event that may not happen !!!

Cmon ginge... you’re losing your indie tag so you know you will end up going You won’t have a choice... you can wear matching outfits as well 😂

Not for me .... just doesn’t cut the suuuuunshiiiinnnee Ginge will though as his taste in music isn’t as good as mine 🙄

We will still be in a peak of this st that time. I wouldn't be expecting much to be happening for the rest of the year at least 😒

Really wanted to go to this but holding off getting tickets, at least for now, given the current circumstances. Shame.

Surely it will all be over in July ..I’m preying ,going to Post Malone 2nd July 😬

I would love to go but it will probs be cancelled and i'll be disappointed 😭

Glastonbury is looking to be cancelled to possibly September if at all.... bst will not go ahead this year

Well that's £300 of my 17 year old daughters money down the drain 🤷‍♀️😯

Would recommend you take out insurance 👍

I am a Duran Duran fan but this ad makes me feel like they are living in a parallel universe!

Why would anyone buy tickets to anything at this moment in time? You’re all mad!

Shame this wasn't on now....they could of cancelled it 😂😂😂😂😂

Don’t bother, it going be cancelled.

I wanted tickets, but think it will cancelled

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3 weeks ago

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🕺🏽 The Notorious Duran Duran make their American Express presents BST Hyde Park debut in their only London show of 2020. They'll be joined by pop icon Gwen Stefani and disco legends Nile Rodgers & CHIC for the ultimate summer party, with many more to be announced.

🌳 The American Express Cardmember presale starts right now:

🌳 Tickets go on general sale 10am Friday

🕺🏽 The Notorious Duran Duran make their American Express presents BST Hyde Park debut in their only London show of 2020. Theyll be joined by pop icon Gwen Stefani and disco legends Nile Rodgers & CHIC for the ultimate summer party, with many more to be announced.

🌳 The American Express Cardmember presale starts right now:

🌳 Tickets go on general sale 10am Friday

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Would love to see this line up!

Watched Duran Duran at Eden project must admit they were amazing 😉

Omg I need to go to this and see Duran Duran live 😍😍😍😍

Pearl Jam won’t be playing seeing they cancelled their tour in the US. Will these shows get postponed and rescheduled or cancelled? I can see stadium and arena shows being postponed but feativals surely have to be cancelled. I can’t see BST or Glastonbury happening in November!

Great line-up❣️👌👍👏

I’m there! Love Duran Duran!

Can’t wait Duran Duran lets have it

Joining them on stage for their grand finale is their very special guest...gwen stefani....

Going on my own and dont even care 😃🙌❤


Duran Duran really good live. Also have seen Chic with Nile Rodgers sooo good.

Is this right time to announce this with world situation and possible future limits on gatherings

Got our tickets 😄💋can’t wait xx

any chance this can be postponed? pearl jam just postponed ther tour in America...

Last time I saw them in London was at Lovebox in Hackney, more than a decade ago

Got tickets in the AmEx pre sale, super excited.

Got my ticket. So excited! 👏♥️😃

£142 for gold circle.... And it's not even at the front... Bit steep 🙁

Iv seen Duran duran and Chic and trust me this will be amazing!

I thought Duran Duran was IOW exclusive? 🤔

What a strange line-up 🤔

Wow 👍

Is there any point in booking anything at the moment, probably be cancelled

We were in and booked before 10 this morning. Result Nicola Laker

Probably the best day out of all of them!

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1 month ago

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💪🏽 Go Flex 💪🏽 It's time to get your tickets for Post Malone's American Express presents BST Hyde Park takeover!

See you 2nd July:

💪🏽 Go Flex 💪🏽 Its time to get your tickets for Post Malones American Express presents BST Hyde Park takeover!

See you 2nd July:

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I love him 😍 and his music 🎶

I hope the last act announced is rock/metal 🤞

Myself and my daughter.... Golden circle!!!!!! 😁😁😁

My songs alive

Liam Dolton can't wait

Nope...can't sad is that..All have a great time.

Can't wait 😍 Golden Circle❤🖤🖤🖤

can’t wait x

Can anyone tell me why vip diamond tickets arnt available for post Malone??

does anyone know who else is playing on the thursday?

Jacks let’s see if Vanessa has a band playing this year

Hyde park is in London right?

selling a ticket if interested please pm me

Poor bloke someone has drawn on his face

Wish I could go!

Why the hell is this on a Thursday!


I love post malone!!!


Golden circle 🤙🏼🤙🏼🥰

whats happening for the 3rd july

Good he has got a tattoo

You just get the general admission?

Aimee Walker did you see this x

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2 months ago

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🌻 Global phenomenon Post Malone is coming to London for a major headline show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park!

🌳 The American Express Cardmembers presale starts right now:

🌳 Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday

🌻 Global phenomenon Post Malone is coming to London for a major headline show at American Express presents BST Hyde Park!

🌳 The American Express Cardmembers presale starts right now:

🌳 Tickets go on general sale 9am Friday

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I think this years line up must have been booked by the work experience kid!!

This has been such a poor line up this year I feel. A couple of good ones, but not for me to actually go and see. Think there is still one more headliner to announce, so fingers crossed Surely it can't just be down to the change of sponsorship that it's changed so much this year?

Saving my money this year! Shame, we’ve really enjoyed it for the last few years! Dreadful line ups so far! I won’t be getting an Amex card anytime soon if this is the kind of service you get

Oh dear. I've been going every year since 2006 when it was Hard Rock Calling. I've had amazing times seeing absolute legends over the years, but looks like I won't be going in 2020. Wow, you've really changed course in the audience you are now targeting. Good luck with that!

We also think it’s the worst line up for years and sadly won’t get attending either. Get Diana on as the final act to be the Phoenix to rise from the ashes of gloom. Barclaycard must be laughing and Amex left wondering if it was worth it!! Little Mix playing at Kingsholm for a fraction of the price with a fraction of the crowd!!! Very disappointing BST Hyde Park 😢

American Express obviously lacks any taste or money! Was it buy 1 and get 4 free... gutted! Oh well football it is then!

A total change in the line up this year - and in doing so have alienated the fan base of this festival. Come on AMEX why change the entire thing? If its not broken don't fix it!

My mum is 56 and we’ve seen Tom petty, kylie, and stevie nicks. She’s already bought tickets because unlike some of you muppets she hasn’t got her head under a rock and keeps up to date unlike some of you double denim, knitted sweater, narrow minded bell ends. Stay at home with your warm home brew if that’s the attitude you’re going to have

Interesting change in focus from BST Hyde Park this year, clearly aiming at a different age group. Feel sad that for the first time in years there’s nothing that Yvie Cromes and I want to go too. Normally the choice is much broader and we struggle to decide which one to go too 😟

I too am very disappointed this year, and won’t be going, but the youngsters should get a look in xx

BST really are doing there bit for global warming this year. With this line up of 'C' rated artists, we're all going to be staying at home

Who is this Malone person? , I've been twice now, Take That and Robbie, brilliant days. Not too keen on this year x😪

I was looking forward to booking and coming back in 2020, sadly after seeing this years line up I wont be

Definitely trying for a different demographic. Gutted been every year since The Stones 2013😥

Saw Post Malone at Reading Festival last year, he was absolutely amazing 😉 finished the evening off nicely after Twenty One Pilots 👍🏻

Cant wait for Little Mix BST Hyde Park date! so glad they're finally being recognised by high profile festivals. All these haters on here saying they arent A listers. They are. You expecting the Beatles to walk on stage or something?!?!

This is ridiculous, I was hanging out for The Everly Brothers, Val Doonican, Des O'Connor, or The Monkees (if that's still allowed). They've obviously aiming for a different market now. Think I'll spend my Shillings elsewhere 😁

After seeing barbra and celion last year 2 legends this years line up not so much can you bring Dolly Parton please or some one llike that xx❤️💕

hoping My Chemical Romance will be listed as my daughter really wants to see them and they are local (Milton Keynes) around this time...

That means there is 2 spaces left here's hoping for Bruce and McCartney to fill them but with the announcements so far wouldn't be surprised if it was filled by Blue and Will Young

Been every year for the last 4 or 5 years. Went twice a few years ago (Clapton & Dylan ) Line up this year is shocking

worst line up ever..doesnt look like i will be going this year. Gutted

It's obvious the organisers don't read these comments on here, at least I will save myself a few hundred quid by staying at home!

Very disappointed with the line up this year . I was looking forward for this year but i don't think i will be attending this year 😭😭😭

Not longer interested for BST Hyde park😫 last year i came from germany to see stevie wonder, this year I stay at home, I guess

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