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JENNIFER LOPEZ and LIONEL RICHIE to play HYDE PARK on 14th July


Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez bring 
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 
To a Close On 14th July With Heart In The Park!
Headline Acts Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez will each deliver a set full of hits and Summer fun for grand finale of 10-day extravaganza

22 May 2013.  Hyde Park, London. Put your dancing shoes on and get ready to have some fun as July 14th is officially set as the date for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time’s Heart In The Park!

AEG Live, The Royal Parks, Barclaycard and Heart are delighted to confirm the legendary Lionel Richie will close the show and US Superstar Jennifer Lopez will also perform as a headline act, playing on The Great Oak Stage on the 14th July - the closing day of the first-ever Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park.

The party will kick off on the main stage with British girl group STOOSHE and continues with the return of ELIZA DOOLITTLE. Prior to Jennifer and Lionel taking the stage, there will be a performance from outstanding Daft Punk collaborator, NILE RODGERS who will be fronting his seminal dance outfit, CHIC. Tickets for July 14th go on general sale from 9am on Friday 24th May at www.bst-hydepark.com. Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from the Barclaycard Unwind website from 9am Wednesday 22nd May.

But the party doesn’t end there. Non-stop action will be spread over 3 other stages - The Village Hall, The Barclaycard Unwind Theatre and The Bandstand, which has been aptly renamed The Funkstand for this one day. All across London’s most famous park on 14th July - as the 10-day event comes to a close - Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park will present some of the best in UK music around. The Funkstand will go wild with the likes of INCOGNITO, LIGHT OF THE WORLD, and PIGBAG - forerunners of the late 1970s/early 1980’s British jazz/funk movement. The Village Hall will feature young, urban artists – CHARLIE BROWN, VINCE KIDD - star of The Voice - and hotly-tipped artists, SMILER and AMPLIFY DOT. And the Barclaycard Unwind Theatre will see the seven-time Grammy Award-winning American jazz singer, AL JARREAU perform some of his greats as well as Queen of British soul music, BEVERLEY KNIGHT plus DELILAH  and ANGEL.

Rob Hallett, President, International Live Touring, AEG Live commented: I cant think of a better way to close our event in Hyde Park than with Heart In The Park! Lionel and Jennifer in one night would be enough but when you add Nile, the rest of the supporting cast and Heart presenters, it is the stuff that legendary nights are made of!
James Russell, Head of Events, The Royal Parks said: “This is a new era for music events in Hyde Park. The Royal Parks is really proud to be hosting Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park - a new concept in outdoor music events. Its great to have such truly amazing artists join the line up and be part of the new format and new look music event in Hyde Park. This closing party will certainly be one to remember!"
Global Radios Director of Broadcasting Richard Park said: We are delighted to team up with AEG Live to present this prestigious London event. Theres nothing like seeing live music in a setting like Hyde Park with artists of this calibre and only Heart can bring it to life!

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 offer for London, each live music-packed weekend will be linked by a midweek programme of diverse entertainment, accessible for all to enjoy.

The music begins on Friday 5th July with Bon Jovi headlining, followed by the world’s biggest rock band, The Rolling Stones on Saturday 6th July and Saturday 13th July. A full line up for each day, across 4 different stages, brings together world famous 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 www.bst-hydepark.com
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 3 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 5 years and is committed to making Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park an experience never before seen in London. 

Tickets for July 14th with Lionel Richie and Jennifer Lopez are on general sale from 9am on Friday May 24th at www.bst-hydepark.com. Barclaycard Unwind customers will be able to purchase tickets from the Barclaycard Unwind website - barclaycardunwind.com - from 9am Wednesday 22nd May.

Prices:
£59.50 - £299 plus booking fee.
Backstage Bar upgrade: £40
For VIP Hospitality packages from £199.50, contact AEG Hospitality Team on 0207 757 7563 or hospitality@aeglive.co.uk.

Tickets still available for Bon Jovi on 5 July and hospitality packages are still available for The Rolling Stones 6 and 13 July at www.bst-hydepark.com

Customers can choose to add a 50p donation to The Royal Parks Foundation when purchasing their ticket, via Pennies the electronic charity box, and help maintain the magic of 5,000 acres of green space in Central London for everyone to enjoy.

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