Barclaycard presents British Summer Time Hyde Park, AEG Live and The Royal Parks’ 10-day Summer extravaganza in London is back and getting set for 2014 with an enviable line up of artists in July.
Pop’s newest chart hitters are to play alongside their heroes in what promises to be a truly spectacular event for everyone.
Joining the UK’s #1 pop supergroup, McBusted, US pop sensations Backstreet Boys, Scouting For Girls and Diversity, British Summer Time Hyde Park is proud to announce additional special guests: The Vamps, Lawson, 5ive, Neon Jungle, Elyar Fox, Ollie Marland, George Barnett, Joel Baker and Mike Dignam
Since touring with McFly in 2013, fast rising pop stars The Vamps have released two hit singles, supported Selena Gomez, and are about to support US megastar Taylor Swift on her 02 dates in February. 2014 has already seen a top 5 hit Wild Heart with their debut album to follow later in the year.
Four piece pop rock band Lawson have had an outstanding 18 months, achieving five Top 20 singles, reaching #4 in the album charts and selling out New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Last year they played Isle Of Wight, T In The Park and V Festival, British Summer Time Hyde Park 2014 is set to take them to new heights.
Everyone’s favourite 90s pop group 5ive, are back performing in what is one of their biggest ever shows. With over twenty million records sold worldwide, eleven Top 10 singles and four Top 10 albums in the UK and a successful arena tour in 2013, their fan base was reignited by last years hit TV show The Big Reunion 2013.
The Village Hall showcases the new pop stars on the block, those on the verge of the truly big time.
Neon Jungle are the girl group on everyone's lips, smashing into the top 10 with single Braveheart this week, a full on club hit that follows previous acclaimed success with Trouble, which summed up their feisty reputation.
Elyar Fox is a young British pop star in the waiting, compared to Justin Bieber for all the right reasons and picked as one of MTV's Brand New for 2014 contenders. Latest single Do It all Over Again also made the Top 5 in the UK chart, marking him out as one to watch as his growing legions of fans take him to the top.
Hot on their heels, is Ollie Marland who has moved into the pop business from football, having been a youth team striker for Port Vale. He is now writing with the likes of Nathan Sykes from The Wanted and Andy Brown from Lawson as well as pop songwriting legend Guy Chambers.
The Summer Stage welcomes fantastic new talent headed by George Barnett, the young singer songwriter who has released two EPs, a full album and a mix tape completely independently while gaining a reputation across the world via the internet. His Youtube channel now has over 100,000 subscribers and 8 million views.
With him will be Nottingham's Joel Baker and Preston's Mike Dignam - two more talented young songwriters making their own way and gaining a reputation on the world wide web.
McBusted caused hysteria selling out tickets in a heartbeat for their 2014 dates at The O2 Arena. McBusted is the coming together of two of the UK's biggest acts - Busted and McFly, who throughout their career have combined their winning, infectious pop and rock songs with their irresistible personalities and humour.
The Backstreet Boys are one of the biggest selling boy band in the history of pop, rising to power in the mid 1990s and selling a staggering 130 million records around the world. They have enjoyed a career renaissance after reforming in 2012 and releasing a new album this year, whilst they will be touring the UK in March and April 2014. With the back up of mega hits like I Want It that Way, Quit Playing Games (With My Heart) and Everybody (Backstreet's Back), your summer of pop is in truly safe hands.
Since winning Britains Got Talent in 2009, Diversity have taken the country by storm. They have performed for the Prime Minister at No.10, paid tribute to Michael Jackson at the MOBO Awards, appeared at a Gala Dinner for the Prince Of Monaco, and sold out tours across the country. British Summer Time is their debut UK performance, and promises to be a spectacular affair.
Forming in 2005, Scouting For Girls self titled debut album reached #1 and platinum status, and have gone on to sell over 2 million records. Along the way they have been nominated for 4 Brit Awards, and Ivor Novello’s. Their hugely successful fourth album, Greatest Hits released last year, cemented their status as one of the UK’s most loved acts around today.
This is truly pop’s biggest summer event!