BST Hyde Park 2020 guide: Taylor Swift, Post Malone, tickets and more
BST Hyde Park 2020 delivers yet another A-list music lineup to the British Summer Time festival from 4 to 11 July 2020.
This year’s headliners include Taylor Swift, Post Malone, Kendrick Lamar, Little Mix and Pearl Jam. BST Hyde Park, also known as British Summer Time Hyde Park 2020, has developed a reputation for bringing the biggest icons in the industry to central London. No need for a tent — you can just take the tube to this best UK music festival.
Launched in 2013, this is the eighth edition of the annual UK music festival to be held in London’s Hyde Park. Spread across two weekends in July, the 2020 event will be peak fun in the sun — allowing fans to enjoy the outdoors and a huge range of rock and pop music in the heart of the capital. Last year’s British Summer Time included major headliners like Celine Dion, Stevie Wonder, Florence + the Machine, Barbra Streisand, Robbie Williams and more!
Fortunately for UK music festival fans, the BST Hyde Park 2020 lineup will have non-stop chart-toppers turning your favourite playlists into set lists. Ready for some performances n the park? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you for to British Summer Time 2020.
BST Hyde Park FAQ
- Festival lineup highlights: Little Mix, Taylor Swift, Kendrick Lamar, Pearl Jam, Post Malone, Rita Ora, Kesha, Zara Larsson, White Reaper, Pixies, James Blake, Alabama Shakes’ Brittany Howard…
- Where: Hyde Park, London
- When: 4-11 July 2020
When is British Summer Time 2020?
BST Hyde Park 2020 is spread across two weekends in July 2020: Thursday 2 July to Sunday 5 July, and Friday 10 July to Sunday 12 July. There is a four-day free programme called Open House during the week, including activities and entertainment for all ages.
Who’s playing BST Hyde Park 2020?
The first act to take the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park will be Post Malone on 2 July 2020. This will be one of only two shows the American rapper will be doing in the UK this year, with the other being in Glasgow Green on 30 June. If you’re thinking of getting Post Malone tickets, it’s Better Now — or it might be never.
Speaking of Posty after a short set together in Toronto, NME quotes Drake as saying, “I just wanna let you know, in front of all these beautiful people from the greatest city in the world: this is one of the greatest human beings you will ever encounter in your life. I love you.”
For fans of female-led pop music, you will want to be in Hyde Park on Saturday July 4. The evening’s headliners will be Little Mix — the world’s biggest girl group, who will be supported by Rita Ora, Kesha and Zara Larsson. To quote Beyoncé, “Who runs the world?”
Kendrick Lamar will headline BST Hyde Park on Sunday 5 July. This will be a week after Glastonbury 2020, with the Pulitzer Prize-winning American rapper rumoured to be performing at the legendary UK music festival as well. Being rather Humble, Kendrick Lamar will be sharing the British Summer Time stage with James Blake and Brittany Howard.
Pearl Jam will be celebrating their 30th anniversary on Friday 10 July at BST Hyde Park. This will be the rock band’s only UK date for 2020 and they will doubtlessly be playing their classic hits as well as material from their upcoming new album, Gigaton. Pearl Jam bassist Jeff Ament tells Kerrang!, “We’ve opened some new doors creatively and that’s exciting.”
One of the most highly anticipated performances at any UK music festival this summer is Taylor Swift at BST Hyde Park on Saturday July 11. The American songstress will also be headlining Glastonbury 2020, though surely there’s no Bad Blood between the events. Rather, for Lovers of her music, two Taylor Swift UK dates must be like their Wildest Dreams coming true.
Where is British Summer Time Hyde Park 2019?
As the name British Summer Time Hyde Park would imply, this UK music festival takes place on the East side of London’s sprawling Hyde Park.
How do I get there?
Located in the heart of the Capital, there are plenty of public transport options including six London tube stations nearby: Marble Arch, Hyde Park Corner, Bond Street, Knightsbridge, Green Park (with step-free access) and Lancaster Gate.
Additionally, you can also hop on a TFL bus around said tube stations:
- Marble Arch : 26, 7, 10, 16, 23, 30, 36, 73, 74, 82, 94, 98, 137, 148, 159, 159, 274, 390, 414, 436
- Hyde Park Corner: 2, 9, 10, 14, 16, 19, 22, 36, 38, 52, 73, 74, 82, 137, 148, 414, 436, C2
- Knightsbridge: 9, 10, 14, 19, 22, 52, 74, 137, 414, 452
Please note all TFL buses have level access and are able to accommodate one wheelchair user.
Want to cycle to BST Hyde Park 2020? While there will be a temporary bike rack installed near Albert Gate, bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades or personal motorised vehicles are not permitted inside the event (with the exception of mobility scooters and electric wheelchairs).
If you are taking a taxi or ride-share, there is no designated drop-off point for British Summer Time Hyde Park 2020 so it’s best to select a location away from the event site as the area will be quite congested. There will be plenty of road closures too and the organisers encourage guests to take public transportation instead of driving themselves.
Will there be food and drinks at BST Hyde Park 2020?
Fancy a bite to eat or a drink between shows? For 2020, the event’s organisers have brought in an even bigger range of artisan traders, producers and restaurateurs to sink your teeth into, plus a selection of themed bars to tap into. Pro tip: avoid getting a bite or beverage just prior to the headliner going on stage as this is when they are busiest — the quietest time is whilst they are on stage.
BST Hyde Park has vendors that accommodate the following dietary restrictions:
- Low calorie
- Low sodium
Take note: on ticketed concert days, no food or drink is permitted to be brought into the event, with the exception of water in unopened plastic containers of up to 500 ml and baby food (not in glass containers).
How do I get BST Hyde Park tickets?
Can you live with yourself if you miss out on Taylor Swift or Post Malone at British Summer Time? Didn’t think so. BST Hyde Park tickets are available for sale on StubHub below.