Event Review: BT London Live - Hyde Park, London


Over the past couple of weeks, there has been a huge sporting event going on in London. Yes, Olympics mania has hit the UK, and it has been a great occasion so far.

One of the live sites throughout has been BT London Live, at Hyde Park. Showing all the action from various events on big screens, activities to try out, food and drink to guzzled down. It has also been the scene of some fantastic live music, of which we have been along to and have picked the highlights to share with you.

Fri 27th July: The opening ceremony event was great fun, the Red Arrows flying overhead whilst Duran Duran were playing The Reflex as part of there enigmatic hour long set, before the opening ceremony was shown on the huge screen, followed by Stereophonics playing live and Snow Patrol to round up the evening.

Sat 28th July: Newton Faulkner also did a great set. A maestro on the guitar, many sounds coming out of it, and even getting the crowd singing along to Bohemian Rhapsody was just one of the highlights. Will Young also graced the stage, covering for Tom Jones who unfortunately was ill on this occasion.
Will Young always gives a great show, but we missed his performance this time round and is one of our favourites here at Backstage Pass. We recently saw him at Kew Gardens, and you can read our 5 star review HERE

Mon 30th July: The Feeling just rocked Hyde Park, with a fantastic sound, playing old favourites such as Never Be Lonely, Fill My Little World, Rose, and ending the night with Love it When You Call. They even threw in a version of We Could Have Been Anything That We Wanted To Be from Bugsy Malone... a sure fire crowd pleaser.

Sat 4th Aug: McFly took to the stage with Harry Judd brandishing the Olympic Torch he was selected to carry through Blackpool.
Much to the delight of the audience, the group performed some famous covers, including Queen’s Don’t Stop Me Now, Bon Jovi’s Livin’ on a Prayer, Beatles Twist and Shout and One Direction’s What Makes You Beautiful.
The greatest cheer, however, came when they performed their own song Five Colours in Her Hair.
Some of the other songs they sang included Obviously, All About You and Lies.

We were also given a taste of their new album as they performed a new song called Red.

The crowd, which consisted of people from all ages and generations, danced and really took in the vibe McFly gave off. They were energetic, full of vitality and great humour.
They gave each other nicknames and joked around as though we were all old friends. The atmosphere was fantastic and the boys really did put on a great show!

With even more acts to come over the next few days including The Overtones, The Enemy, Blur, New Order and more, Hyde Park has been one of the places to be outside the Olympic Park this Summer

Reviews from Steve Stubbs, Christina Benneworth and Unsa Chaudri