Barclaycard British Summertime news: The Cure! Celebrating their 40th anniversary
Latest update from Barclaycard British Summertime:
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.
The Barclaycard pre-sale starts at 9am today via www.barclaycard.co.uk/entertainment.
The BST pre-sale kicks off at 9am on Thursday. Sign up via www.bst-hydepark.com by 3pm on Wednesday for access.
Tickets go on sale 9am Friday
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 Mainwaring, Head 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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