Written by Sophie Wyatt

Since British Summer Time Festival launched back in 2013 with a headline from Bon Jovi, it has been a staple event for Londoners and music fans from around the world alike. With a mixture of big names in rock, pop and a multitude of other genres, the festival never disappoints. And after pausing for a couple of years during the uncertain time of the pandemic, the festival has been back with a bang.

Elton John, Eagles, Pearl Jam and the legendary Rolling Stones were among the iconic headliners. British star Adele also took to the stage for her show which sold out in unsurprisingly short amount of time. And boy did the British summer sun stick around. Each weekend was greeted with sunshine across the crowded Hyde Park. The smell of the multitude of different food trucks surrounding the festival merging into one as people sunbathed on blankets as they waited for their idols to roll out on stage.

The three weekends of music came to an end last weekend with shows from Duran Duran and Pearl Jam among other support acts throughout the day. But the parks new stage and screens are also being used for other summer time events. Bigger than ever before, Open House returns with its free live music & entertainment, including circus skills workshop, Over 60’s Tea Dance, open-air cinema nights, mouth-watering street food, pop up bars, and there’s lots for the family too. Including theatre performances, craft + upcycling sessions and much more.

While we are saddened that the weekend of immense music and atmosphere is now over, we can’t wait for next year and an equally outstanding line-up.