BST Hyde Park 2021 guide: Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, tickets and more
BST Hyde Park 2021 has confirmed the first headliners for the festival happening from 9 to 11 July 2021
This year’s headliners include Pearl Jam, Pixies, Duran Durand and Idles with more to be announced. BST Hyde Park, also known as British Summer Time Hyde Park 2021, 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 will be the eighth edition of the annual UK music festival to be held in London’s Hyde Park after the 2020 edition got postponed due to the covid-19 restrictions. The event is usually dpread across two weekends in July — allowing fans to enjoy the outdoors and a huge range of rock and pop music in the heart of the capital. In 2019 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 government just confirmed the lifting of all lockdown-related restrictions on June 21st, allowing British Summertime festival to take place in July. Ready for some performances n the park? Keep reading for everything you need to know before you for to British Summer Time 2021.
BST Hyde Park FAQ
- Festival lineup highlights: Pearl Jam, Duran Duran, Idles, Pixies, Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Grace Jones and many more to be announced
- Where: Hyde Park, London
- When: 9-11 July 2021
When is British Summer Time 2021?
BST Hyde Park 2021 will take place from 9 to 11 July 2021. The festival normally spreads across two weekends with a four-day free programme called Open House during the week in between the events, including activities and entertainment for all ages.
Who’s playing BST Hyde Park 2021?
The first act to take the British Summer Time stage in Hyde Park will be Pearl Jam with Pixies on 9 July 2021. Pearl Jam will have a belated celebration of their their 30th anniversary 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.” Pearl Jam will perform again on the main BST stage alongside Idles and more acts to be added soon on Saturday 10 July 2021.
On Sunday 11 July Duran Duran will headline the festival joined by special guests Nile Rodgers & CHIC and Grace Jones.
More supporting acts and potentially new headliners and dates are expected to be announced as organisers will get more clarity on how festivals will be allowed to come back over the summer. Before the 2020 edition got cancelled last year other massive headliners were set to play such as Kendrick Lamar, Taylor Swift, Post Malone and Little Mix.
Where is British Summer Time Hyde Park 2021?
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 2021? 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 2021 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 2021?
Fancy a bite to eat or a drink between shows? For 2021, 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?
Get ready to enjoy British Summertime Festival again this summer! BST Hyde Park tickets are available for sale on StubHub below.