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Bon Jovi first act announced for new 10-day festival in Hyde Park 9 February 2013
NME article

Source: NME

Bon Jovi have been announced as the first headliners for a brand new series of events in Hyde Park.

The rockers will headline Hyde Park on July 5 as part of Barclaycard British Summer Time – a 10 day long event across two weekends from June 28 to July 7. There will be six concerts hosted in that period, taking place on June 28, 29 and 30 and July 5, 6 and 7.

Across Hyde Park there will be four themed areas which will feature, according to the promoters, "specially designed installations and entertainment, high quality restaurants, bespoke salons, pubs, cocktail bars, cafes, bistros and independent food stalls". The site will also host its own microbrewery to offer a range of alcoholic drinks across the site.

Last year, promoters AEG Live have won the five-year contract to host concerts at the prestigious site in central London, after fellow promoters Live Nation lost the tender process, following complaints about noise and curfew restrictions and unreasonable financial expectations put upon them by The Royal Parks, which owns the site.

This week, Live Nation announced that it would be moving a number of Hyde Park staples, including Wireless and Hard Rock Calling, to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London.


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