Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park – Barbra Streisand
The ultimate icon in London
Sunday 7th July 2019
Year after year, Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park brings the greatest artists to the stage in Hyde Park. This year, a true icon, pioneer and one of the most important artists of the last half-century will make her BST Hyde Park debut – Barbra Streisand.
Known for her hit songs – ‘Guilty’, ‘Woman In Love’, ‘The Way We Were’, ‘No More Tears (Enough Is Enough)’, ‘Don’t Rain On My Parade’, ‘People’, Evergreen’, ‘Papa, Can You Hear Me?’ and many more – Streisand is the epitome of original. She is just as famous for her film career, her activism and theatre stardom. She has won 2 Oscars, 10 Grammys (including the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award), 11 Golden Globes, 5 Emmys, 3 Peabodys, a DGA award, the Tony Award for Star of the Decade, the American Film Institute Award, the Kennedy Center Honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the National Medal of Arts, and France’s Legion of Honour.
In 1977, Streisand also became the first female composer to win an Oscar (for Best Song for ‘Evergreen’ from “A Star Is Born”.)
Streisand has never forgotten her roots. Born and raised in Brooklyn, New York, she struggled briefly as an actress and then was discovered as a remarkably original nightclub singer in New York during the early 60s before she shot to stardom on Broadway. She made a historic homecoming to Brooklyn in 2012 and again in 2016. With eleven Number One albums, she is the only recording artist to achieve #1 albums on the American charts in six successive decades spanning a period of over 50 years. Her continued pre-eminence is reflected in the fact that she earned two of those 11 Number Ones in this current decade.
Last year she released Walls, her first set of original songs since 2005. The Guardian called it, “a fearless riposte to the White House.” The Independent commented, “Streisand lets loose her still resplendent voice, enunciating each word with such fervour that you can’t help but be swept up in her righteous indignation.”
Streisand has also worked with fellow BST headliner Celine Dion, as well as Ray Charles, Donna Summer, Neil Diamond and many more. Her greatest longevity for any solo recording artist includes six number one albums in the UK,, and she is simply one of the best loved and most decorated artists in any medium alive today. Now one of the world’s biggest stars will light up Hyde Park to bring the first sensational weekend to a close.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 is back for another year of unique shows and unforgettable music moments, for the 7th year.
Already announced for Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019 are Celine Dion (5th July), Florence and the Machine (13th July) and Robbie Williams (14th July).
Last year continued the tradition of must-see experiences that have previously included The Rolling Stones return to Hyde Park, Carole King play her classic album Tapestry in full for the first time ever, comebacks for The Strokes and The Libertines, Stevie Wonder play Songs in The Key Of Life and many more.
2018 saw amazing days and nights with Roger Waters, Bruno Mars, Michael Bublé, The Cure, Eric Clapton and Paul Simon’s last ever UK concert.
Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park is an award-winning festival:
Shortlisted for Best Festival at the Q Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the Festival Awards 2018
‘Best Live Act’ The Cure @ British Summer Time Hyde Park at the Live UK Magazine Awards 2018
Shortlisted for Best Major Festival and Best Metropolitan Festival at the UK Festival Awards 2017
AEG/Goldenvoice (organisers of BST) ‘Best Promoter’ at the UK Festival Awards 2016
Headline Performance of the Year (The Libertines) at the UK Festival Awards 2014
‘Festival of the Year’ at the UK Event Awards 2013
‘Best Use of New Technology’ at the Festival Awards 2013
Sign up for the BST Hyde Park presale (live from Monday 11th March)
Barclaycard Presale: Friday 8th March 9am
General Sale: Thursday 14th March 9am
- General Admission – from £69.95
- Primary Entry – from £89.95
- Gold Circle – from £159.95
- Barclaycard VIP Summer Garden – from £249.95
- The Terrace – from £299.95
- Diamond – from £299.95
- Child 2-9 yrs / Guardian Ticket – £65
*general on sale prices may differ
For media enquires:
The Outside Organisation: 020 7436 3633
Notes to Editors:
About Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park:
Set in London’s beautiful Royal Park, the event kicked off in 2013 with The Rolling Stones reliving their legendary 1969 gig, plus Bon Jovi, Lionel Richie and many more packing out the park for memorable summer nights.
In 2018, the festival experienced more classic moments, with an incredible multi-media experience from Roger Waters, followed by a hit filled 40th anniversary from The Cure, Eric Clapton, the return of Michael Bublé, a pop master class from Bruno Mars and Paul Simon’s last ever UK gig.
The event has featured many now famous shows from Carole King, Stevie Wonder, Black Sabbath, Taylor Swift, The Who, Blur, Florence + The Machine, Kendrick Lamar and so many more.
Every year, each headliner is joined by a full supporting line-up across multiple stages, from major superstars to handpicked developing acts performing for fans from across the UK and the world. And the midweek programme allows free access to the site with outdoor cinema, street food markets, children’s theatre, fitness classes, summer sports screenings, evening events, live music and much more.
About AEG Presents
AEG Presents is AEG’s live-entertainment division, a collection of companies dedicated to all aspects of live contemporary music performance, touring and a variety of programming and multi-media production. AEG Presents is behind festivals such as California’s famed Coachella, Los Angeles’ Camp Flog Gnaw Carnival, London’s British Summer Time Hyde Park and All Points East, Paris’ Rock en Seine and a myriad of tours, live shows and venues around the world including the world’s most popular venue The O2 in London, LA’s Staples Center and many more.
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About Hyde Park
Every year millions of visitors from London, the UK and across the globe enjoy the iconic Hyde Park, one of the capital’s eight Royal Parks. Spanning 350 acres of green space in central London, Hyde Park has hosted world-renowned music artists since the 1960s. The summer concerts are an essential part of income generation for The Royal Parks, providing necessary funds to maintain and develop the parks for future generations to enjoy. They also help support the diverse culture of London and introduce new audiences to the parks.
About The Royal Parks
The Royal Parks is the charity that exists to make sure London’s eight historic royal parks will always be there to enrich the lives of local residents and visitors to London.
This recently-created charity does this by:
Sensitively and sustainably protecting and conserving the heritage landscapes of the parks
Adding value to every visit by providing information and opportunities to find out more about the historic significance of the parks and the wildlife that lives in them today
Supporting and encouraging the development of biodiversity in the parks
Encouraging visitors to support their physical and mental health by using the parks for relaxation and exercise
It costs £40m a year to manage the parks. The charity raises around 75 per cent of this money itself, with the remaining 25 per cent coming from Government.
For further information please visit: www.royalparks.org.uk and follow us on @theroyalparks, Facebook.com/TheRoyalParksLondon and Instagram.com/TheRoyalParks.
For media enquiries contact: 0300 061 2128 or [email protected].
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